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Four Fixes for Feline Behavior Issues

Would you know if your cat was stressed? Due to their seemingly lazy demeanor, the idea of a stressed cat may seem unlikely or even absurd to many pet owners. But if your cat is demonstrating behaviors such as inappropriate elimination, aggression or excessive grooming, stress is likely to be a contributing factor. In addition, stress…

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Caring for Your Senior Pet

How to support your friend through their golden years. Based on an article that first appeared atThe Drake Center Would you wait seven years to get a physical check-up from your doctor? Most of us wouldn’t and our pets shouldn’t, either—especially as they get older. On average, pets age seven times faster than people. This…

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How to Enjoy an Outdoor Event Safely with Your Pet

Tips for keeping your pet safe and happy at outdoor events Based on an article that first appeared at Genius Vets Summertime is near and social events are popping up everywhere! With Pride Month festivities in full swing this weekend and plenty of other outdoor activities on the calendar this season, it’s a great time to…

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Does Your Cat Have a Skin Condition?

Based on an article that first appeared atGenius Vets How do you know if your cat has a skin condition? Well, two common symptoms are massive hair loss and scratching like she’s entered herself in a World Scratch-a-thon and is determined to win. There are other symptoms too, depending on this issue and we’ll look…

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Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Pet

Pain is a clinically significant symptom that can adversely affect an animal’s quality of life—and the first step in treating it is recognizing and acknowledging it. Our pets share the same anatomical and biochemical pain pathways that we do; therefore, we can expect their level of discomfort with certain conditions to be similar to ours. Unfortunately,…

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Itching, Licking, and Sneezing – oh my!

An overview of pet allergies. Based on an article that first appeared at Lonestar Animal Hospital Your pets can suffer from allergies just like you can! Allergies can be frustrating to pet owners: persistent scratching, chewing, or licking can lead to skin infections, open sores, and discomfort for your pet. It’s important to learn what is causing…

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Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

So your pet needs surgery? We know it’s stressful to think of your dog or cat undergoing surgery, but know your veterinarian wouldn’t recommend it if they didn’t think it was necessary. You’re probably familiar with so-called “routine” surgeries like spaying/neutering and some dental procedures (however, it should be noted that each patient and each surgical procedure is unique). Then there are the urgent surgeries related to…

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7 Tips For Preventing Dog Obesity

July 30, 2021Based on an article that first appeared atGenius Vets Dogs gravitate towards treats just as we gravitate towards the dessert table. Much like humans, dogs are at risk of becoming overweight or obese at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that nearly 56% of dogs are overweight, which increases the likelihood of…

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The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Puppies and kittens sure are cute, but every year millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters, helps protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. We believe in compassionate dog care and therefore are…

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Bringing Your Outside Cat Indoors.

Making your outdoor cat feel at home while inside. Based on an article that first appeared atGenius Vets One popular myth about cats is they’re happiest having the freedom to go outside. This is far from the truth. There are many cats who are born and raised indoors who have no interest in going outside and would…

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