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9 Ways to Help Your Cat Battle Obesity

Did you know that more than half of the cats in the United States are overweight? That translates to a whopping 56 million American cats who are carrying around more weight than they should. And about 40 percent of them aren’t just overweight; they are obese. While a chunky kitty is undeniably adorable, the excess chub is not good for their health. Like people, obese cats can suffer from health issues like heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

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National Dog Mom's Day: 10 Ways to Be the Best Dog Mom Possible

Everyone knows Mother’s Day is approaching but did you know there’s a lesser-known holiday that's pawsitively worth celebrating. This Saturday, May 8th, is National Dog Mom’s Day and, while Mother’s Day is known for macaroni art, breakfast in bed, and having other things (hopefully!) done for you, this holiday might have you wondering what you can do for your pup. As veterinarians, we’d like to suggest that you celebrate National Dog Mom’s Day by doing all that you can to give your hound the healthiest and highest quality life possible.

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Signs of Dog Cancer That You Should Never Ignore

Dogs are beloved members of our families, and much like we worry about the health of our children and significant others, we also worry about the health of our precious pups. Among the greatest medical fears of dog owners is the dreaded cancer diagnosis, and unfortunately, the statistics support that fear.

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The Secret to Stress-Free Veterinary Visits With Your Cat

It’s no secret that most cats do not enjoy being taken from their comfortable environment, placed in a carrier, and hauled off to the veterinarian, where strangers poke and prod them, dogs want to sniff them (or chase them or eat them or play with them), and the smells of unknown cats fill the air. The nerve! The good news is there are things you can do to keep your favorite feline from being filled with fear.

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How to Avoid the Disasters of Counterfeit Pet Prescriptions

With the prevalence of online shopping and the everyday consumer looking for the best deal, it's no wonder cat and dog medications are the latest product to be sold on marketplace sites. But did you know that not all websites are created equal? As veterinarians, we must make you aware of this disturbing trend. When it comes to buying your pet's medications and preventions there is a good reason we try to sell you them in the clinic.

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Heartworm Awareness Month: How to Prevent Cat Heartworm Disease

April is Heartworm Awareness Month and, as veterinarians, we are happy to have an opportunity to spread awareness about this devastating yet completely preventable disease. And while heartworm disease is often associated with dogs, cats can be affected with heartworms, too. The thing is, cats are considered atypical hosts for heartworms because most worms in cats do not survive to the adult stage.

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5 Ways to Work With Your Vet to Combat Pet Obesity

There are many veterinary issues that we can easily relate to human ones. For example, just as discussing weight problems with people is uncomfortable, we veterinarians often dread having to bring up pet obesity with our clients. The truth is, though, it’s time to get uncomfortable in order to nip this growing epidemic in the bud and keep our pets as healthy as possible.

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