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Tag Archives: firstaid

‘Hot Spots’ Are Not Just for Nightlife

June 20, 2012

I’ve written before about atopy, or allergies to inhaled substances (usually pollen.) Atopy is one of those words that describes something very common, but I would bet you’ve not heard the term before. I love picking apart latin roots for words (did you know that the Latin name for humpback whales – megaptera noveagliae – means ‘big-winged New Englander’?) but I have not a clue…  

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First Aid II: First Aid Techniques

May 14, 2012

My last post covered some really great online resources for pet first aid information as part of National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. I hope you have had a chance to peruse them and found the information contained therein useful. I know it’s not as thrilling and stimulating as reading the latest sequel to The Hunger Games, but if you tuck away some of that…  

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Pet First Aid: Online Resources You Can Trust

April 04, 2012

It seems like every month has a theme or a cause nowadays – Nuclear Submarine Awareness Month, Be Kind to Spleens Month, National Narwhal Diabetes Month. The list just goes on and on…thankfully, for writers of partially humorous blogs. April happens to be Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so sandwiched between You Really Don’t Need 2 Spaces After a Period Month and What Is that…  

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Health Advice: Cats with Colds

November 17, 2011

Sneezing, runny nose, sticky eyes and coughing. These are all symptoms of the common cold…in both humans and cats. While the actual viruses are different, both people and their feline companions can suffer after contracting a cold. In cats, an undiagnosed or untreated cold can become extremely dangerous. Here are some facts, warning signs and treatment suggestions for cat lovers who suspect their cat is…  

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