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Tips to Help with Brushing your Pet’s Teeth

In a lot of ways, animals are not too different from us. For example, did you know that our pets are just as likely to be affected by dental problems as we are? And that the best way to take care of your pet’s teeth is by brushing them?  Many people are surprised to learn that home dental care is one of the best was to keep your pet’s teeth healthy, as well as being a positive influence on their overall health and wellbeing. This is because poor oral hygiene in animals, which has resulted in periodontal disease, has been linked to the development of chronic problems such as diabetes, liver problems, and even cancer.

Heartworm, Flea and Tick Treatment Options

Parasites are small creatures that live inside or on your pet and take the nutrients that they need to survive directly from her body. In doing so, they can affect your pet in a variety of ways, from causing irritation to triggering a life-threatening condition. While there are lots of different parasites around, there are three that are more common than others. These are heartworms, fleas, and ticks. Why is it so important to protect your pet from these parasites and what can you do if she becomes affected? Here is what you need to know.

Senior Pet Wellness Exams – Caring For Your Older Pet

Senior pet wellness exams are your first line of defense against the common health problems that can plague your furry friend. As your pet ages, the chances of a health problem developing at an accelerated rate is higher than when they were younger.

Why It’s Important to Vaccinate your Pet

As humans we are used to vaccinations and understand that they are an important part of our preventative care. Without them, some of the deadly diseases that plagued earlier centuries might still be active and responsible for countless deaths. Fortunately, similar vaccinations are now also available for our pets, enabling us to extend the courtesy of preventative care to them.

Tips on How to Pet Poison Proof your Home

When you choose to bring a pet into your home, one of your main responsibilities is doing whatever is necessary to keep her safe. One of the biggest problems affecting domestic animals is exposure to poisons. Many items that don’t pose a threat to us as humans can be extremely toxic if consumed by our pets. Unfortunately, our pet’s curious nature means that they are often tempted to chow down on virtually anything that looks or smells good – whether it is edible or not!

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