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How to Stop Your Dog's Problem Chewing

 

When your favorite pair of shoes gets ripped to shreds, it can be easy to lose your cool. Chewing is a normal behavior from dogs, but that doesn't mean you can't teach them what they should and shouldn't chew.

What's an owner to do with a dog that won't stop chewing inappropriate items? In this article, we're going to go over what could be causing this behavior and what you can do to stop it.

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12 Common Causes of Weight Loss in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents often worry that their dogs and cats will pack on the extra pounds from eating too many delicious treats. But what if your pet is losing weight and you don't know why? 

Weight loss can be a sign your pet has underlying medical or behavioral issues. Here are some common causes of unexpected weight loss in cats and dogs.

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The Complete Guide to Spaying & Neutering Cats and Dogs

Bringing a puppy or kitten home for the first time is a joyful experience. Most pet parents want to ensure their newest family addition stays healthy and strong. Besides vaccinations, having your pet spayed or neutered is a great way to protect their lifelong health.

Here's everything you need to know about these two common procedures for cats and dogs.

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Why Does My Dog or Cat Have Diarrhea?

Furbabies can't tell their pet parents when they're not feeling well. Unfortunately, diarrhea is one noticeable sign that a four-legged companion may be ill. How can you tell if your pet has a temporary tummy issue or something more serious?

Here are some of the common causes of diarrhea in pets, and the illnesses that are typically associated with this health condition.

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How to Prevent and Treat 5 Common Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Parasites are something most pet owners would rather not think about. It's not pleasant to consider something living in your pet's digestive system or on their skin, and getting a diagnosis often involves the unpopular task of collecting a stool sample.

However, parasites are a common issue facing pets who go outdoors, and while they can cause serious problems if left unchecked, your vet can help treat them successfully. Here are some of the parasites your pet is most likely to encounter.

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Obesity in Dogs & Cats: What You Need to Know


It's tempting to give our dogs or cats a few extra treats, a snack from the dinner table or a little bit more food at meal time. After all, you love your pets and you want to show that by providing something they'll enjoy. But just like with humans, too many calories in and not enough exercise can lead to your pet packing on a few extra pounds.

Pet obesity is a bigger problem than you might think. It's a problem for a lot of domestic animals. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a group founded by concerned veterinarians and vet techs, estimates that in the U.S., 60 percent of cats and 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. That's a lot of pudgy pets!

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How to Calm a Hyperactive Dog

Many dogs are characterized as "high-energy", whether based on their breed or just their own temperament. An energetic dog may need extra time on walks or a few additional rounds of catch at the dog park.

A hyperactive dog, however, isn't just a pet that needs to blow off a little extra energy. Hyperactive dogs truly have trouble calming down, seem to need more physical activity than any owner can give, and may have difficulty learning simple commands.

While a dog's hyperactivity can be frustrating, there are many strategies for owners to try. Here are some simple changes to you can make in order to help curb your pet's hyperactivity.

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Why is My Dog Shaking?

If you notice your dog shaking and shivering, you may move to grab his fuzzy sweater or turn up the heat in your house. But being cold isn't the only reason why your dog might be shaking. Though shivering can help your dog regulate body heat, some reasons for shaking can be related to overall physical or emotional health.

Here are eight underlying issues that may be the cause for why your dog is shaking.

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How to Stop Your Pet from Eating Too Fast

It always seems that the moment you put your dog’s dinner bowl on the ground, seconds later he has already gulped it down. Sometimes this speedy eating—and the resulting swallowed air—can cause vomiting.

What’s even worse is that this intake of air may also contribute to bloat or a very serious issue known as Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus. This condition causes your dog’s stomach to twist. And without skilled veterinary care and usually surgery, your dog could die.

Cats can also eat too fast, which can lead to vomiting. Fortunately, bloat doesn't affect felines, but it's still not fun cleaning up the mess. So, how do you get your beloved pets to slow down?

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12 Common Health Conditions in Senior Dogs

As every dog lover knows, senior dogs give unconditional love, loyalty, and emotional support to their pet parents. These four-legged friends also provide warmth and companionship, and a serene, calming presence often accompanies their golden years.

But senior pets have different health concerns than their younger counterparts. Older dogs need extra care in their later years since aging slows them down. Some canines can't move quickly because of arthritis pain. Others suffer from changes in their eyesight, smell, and hearing. Here are 12 common problems that affect senior dogs. 

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