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Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

When you think of weather safety tips for your pet, warm weather and hot cars often comes to mind. While that definitely pose a threat to your pets in the warmer months, weather is a year-round safety hazard for your pets! Cold weather can also pose serious threats to your pet’s health. Winter conditions can cause a lot of issues…

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What Are Hookworms and Toxocariasis?

What Are Hookworms and Toxocariasis?

Did you know that 1 in 36 dogs test positive in the US for Hookworms, and 1 in 23 cats test positive in the US for Roundworms? Iowa is a moderate risk state for both these infections. Learn more about these parasites below! Hookworms What are hookworms and what disease do they cause Hookworms are parasites that cause mild diarrhea…

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Do Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans?

Do Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans?

You may have heard somewhere that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans… but then you witness Fido eating his own feces, rummaging through the trash, and cleaning his canine genital areas. How can their mouths be cleaner than humans who regular take care of their dental hygiene through brushing and flossing? This is a question that we often hear when…

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NEVER Feed Your Pet These Foods

NEVER Feed Your Pet These Foods

Most of us have slipped a table scrap to our furry friend at least once (after all, it’s hard to resist their adorable begging eyes around dinner time!). You may have also experienced the convenience of your pet acting as a sweeper whenever you drop a crumb on the floor. While we enjoy treating our pet to human food, it…

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Caring For Senior Pets

Caring For Senior Pets

Doesn’t it seems like just yesterday your furry friend could fit in the palm of your hand? Now, their face is turning gray and it takes them a little more effort to keep up with you than they used to. Our pets age faster than we do, and they rely on us to provide more care as their needs change…

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8 Tips To Follow When Boarding Your Dog

8 Tips To Follow When Boarding Your Dog

Summer means taking a break from work or school to travel to a fun vacation destination… but vacations are often unsuitable for your pets. While cats are sufficient at home for a short period of vacation time (as long as a neighbor checks in daily to give them food, water and clean their litter box) you will most likely have to…

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