April 2010. Page 21

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  • Dog Health Insurance: Things to Look for

    Dog Health Insurance: Things to Look for

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    Apr 14, 2010 — Pet health insurance for dogs is still somewhat of a novelty, as only a small minority of dog owners currently invests in these policies. As the market slowly grows, however, it's gotten more competitive, with more and more companies offering pet...

  • The Importance of Dog Nutrition

    The Importance of Dog Nutrition

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    Apr 14, 2010 — What is a healthy dog diet? With the wide variety of options on the market, this question can be difficult to answer. Nutrition is a critical component in dog wellness and behavior, and what you choose to feed your dog is not a decision that should...

  • The Importance of Having a Dog First Aid Kit

    The Importance of Having a Dog First Aid Kit

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    Apr 14, 2010 — By definition, pet emergencies are critical health crises which require immediate medical intervention. Creating an emergency first aid kit is recommended for all pet parents and may buy your pet critical time until veterinary care can be sought...

  • Hero Update: Train Operator Will Keep

    Hero Update: Train Operator Will Keep "The Little Guy" :)

    Apr 14, 2010 — So a feel-good story is now a feel-great one! Those of you who check in regularly will remember the story of Fred Krause, the Utah...

  • Heartworm Symptoms in Dogs

    Heartworm Symptoms in Dogs

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    Apr 14, 2010 — Heartworm disease in dogs is variously treatable. While both cats and dogs are subject to heartworm, the illnesses and treatments are different for each. It is important to know the symptoms, causes and areas at risk and to be prudent in heartworm...

  • My Dog Died: Support When Your Dog Passes Away

    My Dog Died: Support When Your Dog Passes Away

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    Apr 14, 2010 — The grief you're likely to feel after the loss of a pet can often be overwhelming. After all, your dog or cat was probably a huge part of your life for a decade or more. There was once a deep bond, but now there is emptiness and you feel alone...

  • Dog Microchips and Identification

    Dog Microchips and Identification

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    Apr 14, 2010 — It's one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make pet owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren't identified won't be...

  • How Should I Choose a Vet?

    How Should I Choose a Vet?

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    Apr 14, 2010 — Most people like to choose a vet or pet clinic that is close to their home. Not only does this make it more convenient, but it is also important to have a vet or animal hospital nearby should your pet experience a medical emergency. Most cats don't...

  • How Can I Prepare for My Dog's Well-Being if I Pass Away?

    How Can I Prepare for My Dog's Well-Being if I Pass Away?

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    Apr 14, 2010 — Pet ownership involves many responsibilities: shelter, health care, nutrition, exercise, and insuring they're taken care if you go away. But what about their care if you pass away for good, leaving them behind with, perhaps, many good years left...

  • Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

    Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

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    Apr 14, 2010 — Heartworm disease is transmitted to dogs and cats by a bite from a mosquito carrying the microscopic heartworm larvae. Heartworms are a parasite known as dirofilaria immitis. They have the appearance of thin spaghetti when they reach adulthood. In...

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