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October is National Pet Wellness Month

By Team Curicyn

We love our pets, and we want them to live long, healthy lives. To help pet owners achieve this goal, the American Veterinary Medical Association has designated October as National Pet Wellness Month. Devoting an entire month to pet wellness gives you the perfect chance to learn about the importance of wellness throughout your pet’s…

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Top Five Most Common Cat Injuries

By Team Curicyn

Most cat parents will have to deal with an injury to their feline friends at some point, and the majority of those will likely be minor and superficial. But some cats just seem to court trouble – or are especially accident-prone! Let’s review the most common injuries* cats experience, along with ways you can help…

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How to Handle Dry Eye in Dogs

By Team Curicyn

Have you ever struggled with tear production or dry eyes? You likely reached for a bottle of artificial tears to relieve the irritation, or maybe you went to an ophthalmologist if it became a common occurrence. Your dog (and other pets!) can suffer from the same condition, known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or dry eye.…

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Ringworm: What Is It and What Can You Do About It?

By Team Curicyn

Ringworm is one of the most deceptively named conditions that pets – and people – can encounter. It’s not a worm at all – it’s a fungal infection that affects the skin, hair follicles, and nails of many species of animals. Additionally, although it often appears as a circular lesion, it is not always a…

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The Most Common Wounds in Horses and Large Animals

By Team Curicyn

Wounds in horses, cattle, and other large animals can be as minor as a scratch from a wayward branch or as major as being impaled on a fence post. Knowing what kind of wound you’re looking at can be helpful to you in deciding what to do next, including applying over-the-counter wound care products. The…

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Be Gone, Bugs! Repelling Flies, Fleas, Ticks & Mosquitoes From Your Animals

By Team Curicyn

Encountering insects and arachnids when you have animals may seem inevitable. But beyond being nuisances, these creatures can be hosts to parasites and diseases that can make your beloved furry family members itchy, uncomfortable, or worse – sick. So, keeping them away from your animals is an essential step to take as a responsible owner.…

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Fun in the Sun: Keeping Your Pet Safe at the Beach

By Team Curicyn

It’s a classic summertime activity for dog owners – heading to the nearest body of water to beat the heat! Whether a lake, ocean, stream, or river, that cool water can help take the edge off a hot day. Many dogs love to splash in the surf or shallows, and some adventurous pups even go…

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Rain Rot and Hot Spots: The Summertime Blues

By Team Curicyn

Spring and summer bring colorful gardens, lush pastures, and long sun-filled days. Unfortunately, for many of us, it also brings plenty of rain and humidity, which means rain rot season. Dermatophilosis – commonly called rain rot or rain scald – is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection in horses and cattle (and even dogs, where…

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Cut to the Quick: How to Handle Your Dog’s Bleeding Toenail

By Team Curicyn

It’s a familiar tale for pet owners. You’re trying to trim your dog’s nails and you clip a bit too much off. Suddenly, there’s blood on the floor. Then your dog jumps away, then runs away, and before you know it, your room looks like a crime scene. Dogs’ toenails are composed of two parts…

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Keeping Your Cat Safe from Fleas, Ticks & Mosquitoes

By Team Curicyn

The great outdoors can be fun for cats, but it’s also the home to many creatures that can wreak havoc on their health. Insects and arachnids can be hosts to parasites and diseases that can make your beloved furry family members sick or, at the very least, itchy and uncomfortable. Whether your cat lives primarily…

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