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Tips for traveling with pets

Tips for traveling with pets

 



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Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

In this May 2, 2012 photo, law students Josh Richey, 22, right, and Lindsay Stewart, 26, play with Hooch, a 19-month-old golden retriever, right, and Stanley, a 4-month-old golden retriever, in between final exams at Emory University in Atlanta. Emory University is part of a small but growing number of schools that are going to the dogs, literally, to help stressed out students relax. From Kent State

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Dog takes bite to save family child

Dog takes bite to save family child

In October 2007, 17-month-old Charlotte Svillicic was playing in the yard of her family’s Australian home when the family dog, a Doberman pinscher named Khan, began to snarl. A king brown snake — one of the world’s most venomous snakes — was under the house. Khan tried to nudge the toddler away, but when she didn’t move, he picked her up by her diaper and tossed her a few feet behind him. The movement startled the snake, which lunged and bit Khan on the paw, but after receiving antivenin, the Doberman made a full recovery.

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Crash! Boom! Bang! | Scary Noises for Your Pet

Crash! Boom! Bang! | Scary Noises for Your Pet

Loud Noises

Lightning flashes in the sky, fireworks boom, a hunter's gunshot echoes in the distance, or a Hoover vacuum motor hums. How does your pet react to these common noises? Noise phobias are more common in dogs than cats, but both do experience noise phobias. 50% of dogs experience some type of noise fear.

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How do people select pets from animal shelters?

How do people select pets from animal shelters?

 

Physical appearance and behavior are the biggest factors when it comes to pet adoptions, according to an ASPCA study.

 

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Spring is here, get your pets ready for the outdoors!

Spring is here, get your pets ready for the outdoors!

If spring is truly "in the air," your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons:

1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a better outcome for the patient, and cost savings for pet owners.

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Strongsville Veterinarian Recommends Routine Pet Dental Care

Strongsville Veterinarian Recommends Routine Pet Dental Care

STRONGSVILLE, OH, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Crossroads Animal Hospital in Strongsville, OH is recommending routine dental care for pets. The animal hospital provides annual dental checkups, professional cleanings, oral surgery and emergency extractions. The hospital utilizes digital x-rays for diagnosing oral disease and dental conditions, such as chipped or cracked teeth, impacted teeth and tooth decay. According to veterinarian Dr. Jeff Peacock, the majority of dogs aged three years and older suffer from periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, this preventable condition can lead to serious internal health complications. Dr. Peacock is urging pet owners in the Strongsville, Middleburg Heights, North Royalton and Berea communities to ensure that their pets receive proper dental and wellness care.

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Veterinarian | Pet Microchip Essential for Finding Lost Pets

Veterinarian | Pet Microchip Essential for Finding Lost Pets

 

Jefferson Animal Hospital is raising awareness about the importance of pet microchipping. According to the veterinary clinic, approximately 1 out of every 3 pets will go missing at some point in their lives. Of these missing pets, 90% will never be reunited with their owners because of the pet's lack of proper identification. The Baton Rouge veterinary clinic provides the HomeAgain microchip for pets. The procedure requires no anesthesia or post-operative care, and costs approximately $45, which includes a one-time fee for lifetime inclusion in the HomeAgain database.

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