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Rain rot on horses

Caring for and Preventing Rain Rot on Horses

By JenniferR

Do you own horses? Or are you thinking about getting your first horse soon? Horses are fun and fascinating companions, but they have many unique health needs that have to be met. They are also prone to developing health issues related to their hygiene and living conditions. One of these problems is known as rain…

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How to train a kitten not to scratch

How to train a kitten not to scratch

By Brenda McCullers

How to train a kitten not to scratch is one of the first things a new kitten owner often asks. In fact, scratching can be one of the most irritating and costly habits that a cat can have. It is important to understand that this behavior is completely normal and your kitty does not understand…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN ANOTHER DOG BITES YOUR DOG

What to do when another dog bites your dog

By Brenda McCullers

What to do when another dog bites your dog is something no pup owner wants to think about. Unfortunately, even the most experienced dog owners can find themselves dealing with this. And sadly, it is one of the most common reasons for emergency veterinarian visits. Whether your pup is the instigator or the innocent victim,…

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Fungus & thrush in horses

Fungus and Thrush in Horses: What You Need to Know

By JenniferR

Even when you feel like you’re doing everything right for your horse and his hygiene, there’s always the possibility that he will come down with a case of thrush or a fungal infection on his skin. These conditions are quite common in horses, and even in those with pristine living conditions. If your horse has…

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Taking care of a puppy

Taking care of a puppy: what you need to know

By Brenda McCullers

Taking care of a puppy can be fun but also scary. Your pup will be excited and anxious about his new home. Thus, it is up to you to make him feel safe and comfortable. There are various things you can do to make him feel at home. Be patient Being patient is one of…

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Dogs with itchy pays

Dogs with itchy paws

By Brenda McCullers

Dogs with itchy paws are relatively common. Even though dogs do groom themselves, a dog licking, biting, and chewing their paws excessively is probably experiencing something that is making them itchy, uncomfortable, and anxious. Consequently, itchy paws can lead to dry, cracked, or yeast-infected paws and is one of the reasons people take their dogs…

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Conjunctivitis in dogs

Conjunctivitis in dogs

By Brenda McCullers

Conjunctivitis in dogs is an itchy inflammation of the eye and is relatively common. Consequently, it is one of the top reasons people take their dog to the veterinarian. However, oftentimes you can treat it easily at home. What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis occurs when the conjunctiva, which is the tissue that coats the eye and…

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Dogs with skin allergies

Dogs with skin allergies

By Brenda McCullers

Dogs with skin allergies top the list for reasons people take their fur-babies to the veterinarian. Skin allergies can cause a range of symptoms including rashes, sores, bumps, blisters, scabs, scaling (dandruff), hair loss, and irritated, itchy, or discolored skin. These symptoms can lead to excessive licking, scratching, biting, and chewing. Most skin allergies in…

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Mr. Boots. Healing from Hot Spots

Healing from Hot Spots, A Personal Testimony

By Brenda McCullers

Healing from hot spots became a priority when we adopted Mr. Boots, a 17-year-old domestic shorthair cat living under the house we bought. Mr. Boots was afraid of everyone and was covered with sores and bald spots. What are hot spots Hot spots are also known as pyotraumatic dermatitis. They can be caused by fleas,…

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Apps for Pet Owners

Apps for Pet Owners

By Brenda McCullers

Apps for pet owners can definitely make your life easier. Need assistance remembering to give Roxy her calming pills? When does Mr. Boots get his flea and tick preventative medicine? Do I need to schedule a vet visit for Bruno to get his rabies vaccine? If you are asking yourself questions like these, you may…

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