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How to Select the Best Kitty Litter for Your Cat and Your Home

 

Selecting the right litter can be a challenge if you're a first-time cat owner. You want a brand that will please you and your cat.  Many pet parents prefer litters that are easy to scoop and leaves their homes smelling clean.

Dozens of cat litter products are available on the market. Which one is perfect for your feline friend to do its business? You'll learn how to choose the best kitty litter for your home in today's South Boston Animal Hospital blog.

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I’m Pregnant, Can I Still Keep My Cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a potential illness that expectant mothers face during their pregnancy. The infection can affect the health and development of their unborn child. Felines are one of the primary carriers of Toxoplasmosis. Some obstetricians tell cat-owning patients to re-home their pets to reduce the risk of infection, but is this necessary? 

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What To Do If You Think Your Dog Has Had a Stroke

Last night, your dog was behaving the way he always does—begging for table scraps, scratching at the door to go out and barking at the neighbors. This morning, something is wrong. His head is tilted, and his eyes are moving strangely from side to side. On top of that, he seems to have trouble walking.

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How to Prevent Tick Bites, and What to Do If Your Pet Does Get Bit

It's summer time, and that means fun in the sun! Flying frisbees, cookouts, long games of fetch, and dozens of other activities all await you... but that's not all that's waiting out in the tall grass. It's also tick season, and if you want to make sure your four-legged companion doesn't bring any new friends home then it's important to keep the following tips in mind.

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How Travel Can Affect Your Furbabies

 

Soaring temperatures and blazing heat are good signs that summer is almost here. During the hot season, many people will travel to a fun, festive destination for their vacation. Some owners don't want to leave their fur babies at home. They want their pets to enjoy their vacation with them.

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When Should You Be Concerned About Your Dog's Panting?

 

Panting is a very normal and necessary function of canines. In fact, it serves to regulate your dog's internal temperature. But perhaps you may wonder, what is the purpose of panting? And, when if ever should I be concerned about my dog's panting?

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When It's Best to Leave Your Dog or Puppy at Home

 

Adopting a puppy can be a joyful experience for first-time dog owners. Pet parents may spend weeks helping their new furbabies adjust to their forever homes. Many owners provide basic training for their dogs. They teach them how to potty, walk on a leash, and follow basic obedience commands. Although these lessons are essential, pet parents may overlook one critical training: teaching their puppies to stay at home, alone.

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Pet Safety Alert: How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

 

 

The temperature is starting to climb, but it is still gorgeous enough out to spend time on the go and outdoors with your pet. Summer is the perfect time to play, but you do need to be aware of some of the risks that are unique to this time of the year. From the rapidly rising temperature on the inside of a vehicle to interactions with wildlife, here's what you need to know to keep your pet safe this summer.

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4 Things You Can Do If Your Dog Runs Away

It's something every dog owner never wants to happen.

You go outside and discover someone left the fence door open or somehow he magically got off his leash.

Either way your beloved dog is gone and you're instantly filled with heartbreak, fear and the instinct to take action immediately. What are you supposed to do?

While finding your lost friend isn't always a guarantee, there are a ton of things you can do to increase the chances of finding him!

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Is It Possible to Own a Cat If You’re Allergic?

You love cats and would love to have one in your home. Who doesn't?

But sadly, you're allergic to them. What's a furry pet lover to do?

Turns out, there is good news. As long as your allergy isn't severe and doesn't cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or have an asthma attack, there are some things you can do to make your pet ownership less... sneezy.

There really isn't be any reason why you can't adopt a feline. Cat and Claritin lovers rejoice! Here's what you should do before adopting a new furry friend

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