Category Archives: Health

Liposuction for Dogs?!

A cutting edge veterinary procedure sounds a lot weirder than it actually is—pet liposuction. Of course, for humans this is usually a cosmetic procedure, but for dogs it is used for very different … Continue reading

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Brush Those Teeth!

Why a healthy mouth is so important for your dog… Phew! You sure smell funky! When your dog gives you a slobbering kiss and you push him away because his breath is so … Continue reading

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Meds to Share With Dog

It’s late at night, and your dog is sick. Your town doesn’t have an all-night veterinary clinic, and you’re all out of the dog medicine you think will make him better. But your … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pet From the Cold

(following information via HumanSociety.org) In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. … Continue reading

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Dental Care With Dr. Niemiec

Cesar’s Way magazine editor, Steve LeGrice talks to Dr. Brook Niemiec of California Veterinary Dental Specialties about the importance of pet dental care and how having their teeth checked regularly could help them … Continue reading

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Holiday Hazards

Meats, Sweets, Treats, and Chocolate: It’s tempting to give our four-legged friends a taste or even a generous helping of what we like to eat. But remember: Some of the things we eat can … Continue reading

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2013 VPI Hambone Winner Announced

More than 6,000 votes were cast and Winnie, the mixed-breed pooch has claimed the title of VPI’s Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year! The annual award created by Veterinary Pet Insurance … Continue reading

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Dogs Donate Blood to Save Lives

Nationwide, a canine blood shortage appeared this summer, as is typically the case for this time of year, NPR reported earlier this month. But the word is spreading and canine blood banks have … Continue reading

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Keeping Fido Safe Poolside

As the dog days of summer carry on, you may notice that Fido wants to swim in your pool just as much as you do, but is your pool safe for your pup? … Continue reading

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Dogs Help Prevent Heart Disease

The American Heart Association has a message: Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease. The message was part of a scientific statement published on Thursday. The health organization convened a panel … Continue reading

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New Ways to Ease Joint Pain

Human remedies for the common age-related breakdown of cartilage, which triggers joint pain, can also soothe your slowing, limping pup. Nutrition supplements, Eastern medicine, and even joint-friendly furniture are all therapeutic treatments nowadays. … Continue reading

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Save Money on Prescriptions

With a shared mission of providing affordable access to healthcare and ensuring the ethical treatment of animals, Health Savings Access and Paramount Rx have collaborated to provide an innovative program that directly benefits … Continue reading

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Dogs vs. Cats: Who’s Smarter?

Yes Virginia, dogs ARE smarter! That is, if a dog’s larger brain is any indication. So says a study by Oxford University where researchers found that cats’ brains are smaller. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Got a Dog Evacuation Kit?

After recent hurricanes, who hasn’t thought of making up a disaster kit? Dogs need them too. Besides your own, make a bag for your pooch with all he needs to survive a couple … Continue reading

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Paw-choo! Get Ready for Allergy Season!

With spring just around the corner, allergy season will begin to emerge – and not just for humans! Grasses, mold and flowers can also trigger allergic reactions by your dog too! Keep an … Continue reading

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Brrrr! Extreme Weather Dog Care

Now that it’s really cold, your dog might need more than a sweater to enjoy winter walks. Water warmers and paw balm help hunting breeds. Why not your pampered pooch? Try these tricks … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Neuter and Spay

We can’t say it enough: Spayed and neutered dogs live longer, healthier lives. For any owners still wary of the surgery, here are some statistics on the benefits. IN MALES, NEUTERING. . . … Continue reading

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5 Indoor Pet Exercises

The shorter days of winter don’t mean your pet should exercise less. Here’s how to make his time indoors more active, too. PLAY HIDE ‘N SEEK A wonderful way to get your dog … Continue reading

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6 Resolutions for the Whole Pack!

You’ll make plenty of resolutions in your life, but these half-dozen habits cribbed from the February issue of Cesar’s Way magazine will breed happier times for both you and your best bud! 1 … Continue reading

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Dog Sniffs Out Bacteria

A group of Dutch doctors are attempting to train the dogs’ to sniff out deadly pathogens that plague hospitals and put patients at risk. Doctors spent two months training a two-year-old beagle named … Continue reading

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Can Dogs Catch the Flu?

If you’ve ever wondered if dogs can catch the flu, we asked a vet. The answer is yes — from you and other canines! Dogs are mostly susceptible to the so-called canine flu … Continue reading

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Man Licks Dog? (Yeah, Kinda)

Owners who permit lots of face licking, know they risk the occasional lick directly on (or in!) the mouth. But research shows swapping spit with Rex can make you both sick. With reported … Continue reading

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Your Dog Needs Dental Care

Yuck! Stinky dog breath is not OK. It signals a dirty mouth or–worse–big health problems stemming from the bacterial build-up. Our advice: Since your pal can’t brush her teeth, you should. Start now … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Protect Your Dog in Winter

The cold and holiday rituals call for smart dog-proofing. Here’s a guide. 1 Consider a flu shot. (Yes, dogs can get the flu.) A recent publication in the Journal of General Virology suggests … Continue reading

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Some Pros Advise ‘Wait to Spay’

Most professionals recommend always spaying and neutering, with benefits including better behavior, lowered risk of cancer, and fewer strays. The Humane Society of the United States makes it standard in doggie adoptions and … Continue reading

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