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orange and white cat sitting on the back of a white horse outside

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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brown and white horse standing in field during rain

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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cows standing in field

Signs of Pink Eye in Large Animals

By Team Curicyn

Knowing the signs of a highly contagious infection like pink eye (conjunctivitis) can make all the difference to keeping your herd in optimal health. A pink eye outbreak can significantly decrease weight gain and milk production and result in loss of value in sale or show animals (in cases that result in disfiguration and/or blindness).…

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Pet First Aid Preparation: Emergency Care for Dogs and Cats

By Team Curicyn

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness month, making it the perfect time to review your family’s plan for veterinary emergencies. That way, you’ll be prepared if your dog or cat ends up with a laceration or bleeding wound, broken limb, burn, bite, or sting. First and foremost, make sure you have a pet first…

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Rain rot on horses

Caring for and Preventing Rain Rot on Horses

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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 B 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 B 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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