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5 Common Health Issues in Senior Dogs: How to Spot Them Early

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not age at the rate of seven years for every human year. Dog aging varies with breed.

The Truth About Heartworm: How to Protect Your Dog from This Deadly Parasite

Heartworm is a small, thread-like parasitic roundworm that could threaten the life of your furry companion. It is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae and will gradually wreak havoc on your pet’s health.

Diet and Nutrition for Dogs: What to Feed Them and What to Avoid

Each canine is different, so there’s really no set formula for what to put in their bowl. But there are a few general guidelines you can keep in mind when feeding your furry friend.

What Is Gastropexy Surgery?

Like humans, our dogs can also experience bloating. But unlike us, bloating in dogs is more than just uncomfortable. It could be life-threatening. Gastropexy surgery is a procedure to treat bloat, medically termed gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV).

Why Is Parasite Prevention Important for Pets?

The American Veterinary Medical Association always reminds pet parents to practice parasite prevention. This simple routine can inhibit many health conditions, some of which can jump to humans. Preventing parasites from taking over can maintain the health of your pets and your household. Here are the important points of parasite prevention.

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