How To Brush Your Cat's Teeth

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Bad breath in cats can be a symptom of periodontitis (dental disease).  And did you know that the bacteria that cause periodontitis are also responsible for conditions affecting the kidneys, heart and lungs?  You can take steps to combat prevent periodontitis by cleaning your cat’s teeth regularly.  Read on to find out how.  What you’ll need The first thing you’ll need is a mini, cat-specific toothbrush and some pet toothpaste.  Don’t try to use a human or dog toothbrush, as it will be too big and unwieldy.…

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4 Way to Prevent Your Dog from Developing Hip Dysplasia

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Hip dysplasia (HD) is a degenerative condition that can occur in your dog when its hip joints do not form properly. It can actually occur in any dog, but larger breeds tend to be most at risk. It’s something that happens in puppyhood, but you’ll mostly see the effects manifest themselves once your dog enters the last years of their life — unfortunately, it’s impossible to prevent the situation once you notice that your dog is suffering.…

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Helping Your Cat Adjust to the Death of Other Household Pets

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While cats have a reputation for being somewhat haughty, they do often form strong relationships with the other cats that they live with and can become very sad and upset when something happens to one their friends. If one of your cats dies or runs away, your other cat (or cats) may become unsettled and exhibit changes in behaviour.  How do I know if my cat is upset? Like people, cats can mourn in a lot of ways.…

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