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Where to Look for Ticks on Pets

Where to Look for Ticks on Pets

Ticks are unwelcome guests that can pose serious health risks to our beloved pets. These tiny parasites can transmit diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, making tick prevention and regular checks an essential part of pet care. In this blog, we'll guide you through the process of where to look for ticks on your pets to help ensure their well-being. The Head and Neck Area Ticks are drawn to warm, hidden areas, and your pet's head and neck are prime spots for them to attach. Comb through your pet's fur, paying close attention to the ears, around...

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Essential Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe and Cool During the Summer Heat

Essential Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe and Cool During the Summer Heat

The scorching summer heat can pose significant risks to our beloved pets. As pet owners, it's crucial to take proactive measures to ensure their safety and well-being during the hot months. This blog will provide you with essential tips to help keep your furry friends safe, cool, and comfortable when temperatures soar. Hydration is Paramount: One of the most critical aspects of summer pet care is maintaining proper hydration. Always provide fresh and cool water for your pets, both indoors and outdoors. Consider investing in a pet water fountain or automatic watering system to ensure a continuous supply. Additionally, carry...

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Summer Tips For Your Pet

Summer Tips For Your Pet

We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too.  Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat. Where I come from down in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer, the mornings are hot, the nights are hotter, and the days are the hottest. With record summer temperatures occurring across the country, follow these tips to keep you and your pet safe, happy, and healthy. First, at the beginning of the summer take your pet for a check-up at the...

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Can Pets Get Sunburned?

Can Pets Get Sunburned?

We all know the importance of wearing sunblock, sunglasses, broad-brimmed hats, and other gear to protect our skin from the harsh summer sun, but how do you protect your pets? Can pets get sunburned? What Pets Can Get Sunburned Many popular pets are just as vulnerable to sunburn as their owners. Cats and dogs are especially prone to sunburn, particularly breeds with very short or fine coats, as well as hairless breeds like the American hairless terrier and hairless Chinese crested dogs or sphynx and donskoy cat breeds. Breeds that have heavy seasonal shedding or white fur are also more...

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How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods. Even a relatively small drop in their water content such as four to five percent, could result in signs of dehydration. Maintaining a constant fluid content is as important in dogs as it is for humans.Symptoms:Your dog’s skin will lose elasticity as it loses it’s moisture. Younger, fatter dogs will have more elasticity...

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