Health & Wellness

Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Dog Skin Conditions

Dog skin is surprising stuff. For example, canine skin is thinner and more fragile than human skin. Who’d have thought!
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5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.
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Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

If your dog is drinking more water, should you be worried? Sometimes increased thirst in dogs is healthy and sometimes you should consider seeing your vet.
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Heartworm In Dogs and What You Should Know

Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels of pets. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but worse… it’s a reality. Whilst US dog owners rightly worry about heartworm, this parasite can also infect cats and ferrets, along with wild mammals such as coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
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Top Common Houseplants to Beware With Cats and Dogs

There’s nothing more refreshing for our homes than having beautiful, living plants. Some of these plants when ingested by your pup or kitty can make them feel less than energized and invigorated. Some can even be deadly. Here’s a list of the top most common plants that are poisonous to pets or can upset your furry friend’s day.
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Hypothyroidism in Dogs. Symptoms and Treatment.

Hypothyroidism is a fairly common, easily managed disease as long as dog owners are in tune to their pup and know the presenting signs.
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Worms in Dogs

If your dog has intestinal worms, then any of the worming treatments can be used. There is no worming treatment that is 100% effective. Heartworm is more challenging to treat. Killing the worms can cause even more inflammation in your dog's blood vessels, and his symptoms may worsen significantly. For this reason, treating them is a two-step process.
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Simplifying Fleas, Ticks and Worms

So you’ve just adopted your puppy. These are a few basic things you need to do to make sure your puppy and your family stay healthy.
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Arthritis in Dogs

Many canine senior citizens become stiff and sore in their joints as they age. However, there is much you can do to slow the development of arthritis and to manage the symptoms if they occur.
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Why Worming Your Pet is So Important

What worms are dangerous in our cats and dogs? And what is the best way to protect your pets and family from parasites?

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