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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How to Keep Your Diabetic Cat Hydrated

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Cats may not like touching water, but drinking it is essential to keeping their bodies healthy. Under normal circumstances, most cats will regulate their own hydration by drinking when they need to. However, diabetic cats can be more prone to dehydration than healthy cats. Severe dehydration (when your cat hasn’t had a drink for 24 hours) is a vet emergency that could be fatal, so it’s important to make sure your cat is always getting enough fluids.…

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