Dogs and cats need healthy teeth and gums

Your pet’s dental care is important; it is an integral part of your pet's health. According to a noted veterinary hospital, just as you brush your teeth every day and have them professionally cleaned by your dentist, your animals need the same or similar treatment. A common indication of dental disease in your pet is of course, bad breath. With dogs and cats, naturally, some breath odor is unavoidable at times. However, when the breath odor is really bad, this may be due to the metabolism of some of the bacteria present in the mouth when excessive plaque is present.

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Does commercial pet food provide sufficient nutrition?

We would all like to believe that pet food industry, or some government agency, is making sure the food we feed our pets (and ourselves) is high quality, optimum nutrition. If you believe this, I have bridge I would like to sell you. The fact is Pet Foods are made to the lowest possible standard that will pass inspection.  Obviously, the pet food industry and its’ support group, the AMVA/Big Pharma, has a vested interest in maintaining the illusion of healthy happy animals thriving on their low quality meat by-products, cheap fillers, and chemicals. And with billions of dollars at stake annually, they are not going to rock the boat.

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Applying medication to your pet's eyes and ears

As a pet owner, you may occasionally need to apply ear and eye medication to your furry friend. For many pet owners, applying these types of medications is a nerve wracking experience. After all, the eyes and ears are sensitive areas of the pet s body and you can t help but worry about accidentally hurting your pet.

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Diabetes and your pet

Most people have heard of diabetes, but few realize that diabetes is a disease that can also affect your pet. In fact, diabetes is a very serious condition and, if not treated properly, can lead to even more serious complications or even death. Therefore, it is important to test your pet for diabetes and to monitor your pet's health effectively after diabetes is diagnosed.

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Do you have fleas?

Every pet owner worries about the possibility if dealing with fleas. After all, these little pests can be quite irritating to both your pet and to you. Therefore, you should do everything possible to keep fleas at bay and to get rid of them as soon as you suspect an infestation.

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Deciding how to best feed your pet

Deciding how much to feed your pet and what kind of food you should feed is one of the most important decisions you can make about your pet's health. Not only do you need to decide how much to feed your pet, you also need to determine how often you will feed your pet during the day and whether you will feed your pet canned food or dry food.

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