Day: April 14, 2010

Lost Dog: What You Should Do

When a dog is lost, the most important thing to remember is to act immediately. Even a short delay may hamper your efforts to find your lost dog. And while microchipping your dog may have given you a sense of security about recovering your dog in the…

Dog De-Shedding Tools

Densely furred cats and dogs have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pet’s undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as…

Dog Microchips and Identification

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?

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…

Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

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…

Add the Pet Poison Helpline Number to Your Phone

This helpline is staffed by the board-certified veterinary internal medicine (DACVIM) and emergency critical care (DACVECC) specialists at costs $35 per call unlike the Animal Poison Control Center which costs $65 per call. The Pet Poison Helpline’s number is: 800-213-6680. Add it to your phone address book (or speed dial)!

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