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  1. Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean
    July 12, 2021

    Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean

    Cats are one of the most vocal species of domestic pets aside from birds, and scientists have been studying feline behavior so we can better understand what our cats are trying to say. You can implement some of their findings at home to help you better communicate with your feline friend and improve their quality of life.
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  2. Help! My Dog Has a Hot Spot
    June 04, 2021

    Help! My Dog Has a Hot Spot

    Hot spots are often mistaken for an insect bite but quickly spread as bacteria. In this article we take a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment for dealing with hot spots.
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  3. 6 Flea Finding Tips!
    May 17, 2021

    6 Flea Finding Tips!

    Learn how to detect fleas with these 6 flea finding tips and avoid a flea infestation as well as your pet's life becoming one big itch!

     

    1. Check your pet regularly
    Fleas are small, wingless insects with six legs. Their hind legs are long and powerful making them very proficient at jumping. They are usually dark, reddish brown in color and less than 1/8 of an inch long. Be sure to regularly check your pet for any signs of fleas by parting the fur and searching all over your pets body. It is a great habit to get into and can allow you to spot flea problems and also other threats such as ticks. Focus especially on areas such as the belly, neck and base of the tail as these are favorite spots for fleas to live on your pet.

    2. Comb them out
    If you suspect your pet may have fleas try using a flea comb to help pick up fleas and eggs that are on your pet. The flea comb is a very

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  4. Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment
    May 04, 2021

    Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

     

    “I’m sorry, it’s cancer”

     

    A man and a brown dog walk on the beach in the distance
     


    Those four little words are among the most devastating a pet owner can ever hear. Many of us love our pets like children and we don’t want to see them suffer or live in pain. The rates of cancer in dogs are similar to the rates of cancer in humans and it has been estimated that between 800-900 out of every 100,000 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. The rate of cancer in cats is slightly less than this, but cancer is still responsible for 32% of all causes of death in

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  5. The Ultimate Guide to Worms in Dogs
    March 15, 2021

    The Ultimate Guide to Worms in Dogs

    If the thought of worms living in your dog gives you the heebie jeebies, save this article to read when you’ve got an empty stomach. In this blog, we cover the most common types of worms that affect dogs and how you can protect your pooch.

     

     

    The four most common types of worms that affect dogs are:

    Roundworm

    Hookworm

    Whipworm

    Tapeworm

    This article will also cover:

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  6. Can I Feed My Dog A Vegan Diet?
    February 16, 2021

    Can I Feed My Dog A Vegan Diet?

    With a growing number of humans making the switch to a vegan diet, it was inevitable that many would consider switching their dogs as well. But can dogs even eat a vegan diet? Well, the short answer to that question is yes, but you should keep reading to see why it isn’t always a good idea.

    A black dog is about to take a bite out of a doughnut that is being held out by a hand
     
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  7. New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners
    January 15, 2021

    New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

    Start the year off on the right paw and resolve to make 2021 the best year ever for you and your pet!

     

    Teach Your Pet a New Trick

    Spend a small amount of time each day teaching your pet a new trick. It only takes 10-15 minutes per day and before you know it you'll be showing off your cat giving high fives or your dog playing dead. Teaching your pet a trick is mentally stimulating, fun and helps to strengthen the bond between you.

     

    Lose Weight

    We've all probably put on an extra few kilos over Christmas, but an extra kilo on a cat or a dog is equivalent to tens of extra kilos on a person! Ensuring your pet is a healthy weight helps to reduce the strain on their joints and can help to extend their life span by reducing their risk of developing weight-related health concerns.

     

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  8. Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth
    August 17, 2020

    Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

     

     

    The mere suggestion of attempting to clean your cat’s teeth may conjure up images of bone-deep scratches and a visit to the emergency room, but it doesn’t have to end that way! Follow our top ten tips for cleaning your cat’s teeth to avoid a bloodbath and ensure you and your cat remain on good terms.


    Did you know eight in ten cats over the age of three suffer from teeth and gum problems? Left untreated, plaque and tartar build up in your cat’s mouth which can lead to more severe dental disease and often results in the extraction of teeth. 


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  9. Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?
    August 04, 2020

    Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

    If your dog’s bad breath is putting you off doggy kisses, then this article is here to save the day! Read on to find out what causes bad breath in dogs, and what you can do to prevent it, and treat it so you can go back to smooching your pooch.

     

     

    What Causes Bad Breath?

    Bad breath in dogs is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. Did you know, 80% of dogs over 3 years of age suffer from some kind of dental disease. That is a staggering number! Dental disease, also known as periodontal disease, is caused by a buildup of plaque on the tooth surface, and leads to inflammation around the tooth and gums. Food, saliva and bacteria can lead to a buildup of plaque on the teeth and if not removed, turn into a hard calcification called tartar. As well as bad breath, you may also notice your dog has discoloured tee

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