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Three Steps For A Happy Pet After Vet Surgery

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It does not matter whether your dog is being neutered or is having invasive surgery to remove a tumour; the way you prepare for the surgery plays an integral part of recovery after it is complete. As a dog owner who has not had to deal with surgery before, you are concerned about whether you are prepared for this upcoming event. Here are three steps you can take to make sure your canine buddy is ready for their next visit to the vet’s office.…

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Vet Advice: Caring For Your Dog After An Operation

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If your dog needs to undergo surgery, you may be concerned about how they will recover after the operation. This article will provide you will all the information you need to know about caring for your pet post op. Allow your dog to rest Your dog may experience some pain and tiredness after an operation. In the days following the operation, you should allow your dog to rest as much as it needs to.…

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Taking a Nervous Dog for a Vaccination Appointment at the Vet

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Even people who aren’t that bothered by needles don’t really like having injections. So it’s not surprising that dogs can be terrified by the experience, when you can’t explain to them what’s going on and reassure them there’s nothing to worry about. Some dogs are generally more nervous than others, whether it’s because of the way they’ve been treated by humans in the past or just their general temperament. With nervous dogs, vaccinations are particularly challenging, and owners dread that time of year when they’re due to see the vet.…

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How can your Smartphone camera enhance your visit to the vet clinic?

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As a pet owner, are you aware that technology, especially your Smartphone can complement your association with your vet? Well, the potential is immense. Pets are similar to vehicles. You can take your car to the mechanic, and it refuses to exhibit that thing you previously kept on hearing, smelling or seeing. Through your Smartphone, you can capture that behaviour in a photo or video and show it to the veterinarian to explain your pet’s concerning issue when you visit the vet clinic.…

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3 Emergency Complications to Look Out for After Your Dog's Spay Procedure

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The vast majority of female dogs recover perfectly well from their spay procedure, but some will inevitably have complications. Some post-surgical health problems can be dealt with at home, and your veterinary surgeon will advise you on how to do this. However, others are more serious and require a visit to the emergency vet to solve. Here are 3 such complications to look out for when your beloved pooch comes home from being spayed:…

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Not-So-Evil Eye: Is Your Dog Suffering From True Cataracts Or Nuclear Sclerosis?

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Any good dog owner will do anything and everything they can to preserve their dogs eyesight, especially when their dog reaches old age and becomes more vulnerable to various sight-depriving conditions such as cataracts. Many good dog owners will also immediately panic and take their dog to the vet when if they spot the slightest amount of cloudiness in their dog’s eyes – however, in many cases this clouding is not caused by true cataracts, but by a much less serious form of occlusion known as nuclear or lenticular sclerosis.…

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How Stem Cell Therapy Could Save Your Event Horse's Career

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Event horses are the ultimate all-round equine athletes, requiring fitness and endurance levels beyond most other competitive disciplines.  Due to the strain placed on the non-elastic tendon tissues in the horse’s forelimbs, serious tendon strains are commonplace.  This can mean a long layoff and the very real possibility that the horse’s career as an eventer will be over.  However, revolutionary stem cell therapy techniques now offer hope to eventers with damaged tendons.…

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Tips on Leaving Your Kitten Home Alone for the First Time

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It can be pretty heart-rending to leave a gorgeous kitten home alone for the first time, but it’s something that is going to have to happen eventually. However, kittens are less self-sufficient than full-grown cats, so you need to take the tips listed below into consideration to ensure things go as smoothly as possible. Build Up Slowly The first thing to remember is that you need to build up your kitten’s alone time slowly.…

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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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