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Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs: What You Need to Hea

Your dog’s repeated ear infections should not be ignored, as they can easily lead to permanent hearing loss.

Given that “itchiness” is the most common reason for veterinary visits, I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that ear infections run a close second. Ear disease is a symptom that something else is going on in your dog’s body, such as allergies, so it makes perfect sense that ear infections are a leading cause of veterinary visits.

Otitis – inflammation of the ear – can be a painful condition that always has a root cause. The challenge is to figure out what that is.

 

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Must-Have Chew Toys

Kong dog toys

 

The secret to happy chewing is variety. Be creative… think rubber, plastic, rope, wood, fuzzy things, carrots, oranges, and more. There are advantages and disadvantages to each – they can all break, splinter, shred, be ingested – so it pays to have a chat with your vet about what to watch for when you choose your chews.

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The California Fires

On Thanksgiving Day last week, we were most grateful for RAIN. The first day of precipitation helped the firefighters to completely “contain” (form a containment line around) the still-burning fire.

Life won’t be the same for a long, long time in this county. The death toll (88 as of this writing, and counting) is staggering, the number of missing people is still high, the number of homes burned (nearly 14,000) is unprecedented, and many of the businesses in the towns that burned won’t be able to recover.

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dog runny nose

If your dog is having excessive nasal discharge, there are a number of possible causes. Find out what your dog’s runny nose could mean here.

It’s that time of year again. Runny noses and sneezes abound for us humans, as new plants bloom in the fall. But did you know that your dog can suffer a runny nose too?Dog runny noses are more correctly called nasal discharge. It can run the gamut from clear and watery to thick and purulent. The appearance and frequency of nasal discharge in dogs can tell you much about the underlying cause.

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Keep pets’ safety in mind this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving—it’s a time for falling leaves, family gatherings and plenty of turkey and stuffing—but the holiday is not always a festive time for pets. Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational organization for professional pet sitters, advises pet owners to keep in mind their four-legged family members’ safety when planning Thanksgiving activities this year.

“Simple holiday traditions, such as hosting a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family, can pose potential problems to pets if not monitored carefully,” advised PSI President Patti J. Moran. “Fortunately, there are simple precautions pet owners can take to help promote a safe and happy holiday for pets and humans alike.”

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10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pet

 

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.

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Hold Off on Those Oral Flea-Killing Medications

The FDA has linked some flea control products to neurological damage in dogs and cats.

On September 20, the FDA issued a communication for pet owners and veterinarians, warning about the potential for neurologic adverse events following the administration of certain flea and tick products to dogs and cats. The products named in the release are oral products, available by veterinary prescription only, that contain isoxazoline-based ingredients. These include Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, and Simparica.

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Have You Seen Me?

Fall brings urban Coyotes closer to neighborhoods as populations of wild babies decreases and young solitary animals forage out to hunt .

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