Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
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We all love plants to brighten up our homes and yards but could you be putting your pooch at risk with your flora and fauna? We’ve compiled a list of some of the common house and garden plants toxic to dogs. Do you have any?

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What are cataracts?

While the cloudiness may be due to ageing (the fancy word for that is nuclear sclerosis), the cloudiness could also be due to cataracts. Unlike nuclear sclerosis, cataracts don’t allow any light to pass through the lens of the eye, causing blindness in dogs and cats.

The lens usually consists of perfectly arranged fibres. The alignment is so perfect, it allows the lens to remain clear enough for light from the outside to pass through. Cataracts occur when these fibres are disrupted either because of:

  • Developmental issues (seen with congenital cataracts and dietary deficiencies)

  • Inflammation due to trauma or infection

  • Toxin exposure

  • Age

  • Systemic disease, like diabetes mellitus
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Dogs and cats are curious creatures and will often stick their nose where it doesn’t belong. If you’ve got a pet who likes to dig, explore dark spaces or get in amongst the bush, chances are at some point they’ll meet an insect who takes a dislike to them and will react with a sting or bite. How will you know and what do you need to do?
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You’re probably aware of the multitude of benefits of apple cider vinegar for humans.

The fact that it can help with weight loss, digestion, and bacterial infections being just a few.

However, it turns out that your pooch can also cash in on these benefits (and many more). Keep reading to discover how this natural remedy can improve your dog’s health.
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Grooming Tips to Reduce Shedding

Shedding is a natural, healthy process in all cats, in which they shed in order to remove dead hair which can cause skin irritation.
Shedding helps to replenish your kitty’s fur and keep it in tip-top shape – basically, there is no way around it. But we’ll tell you the science behind why cat’s shed, the breeds that shed the least, and how to clean it and keep shedding under control.
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Healthy and Harmful Food for Dogs

Providing a healthy diet for your dog isn’t always so easy. Many foods that we love aren’t so dog-friendly and many of those aren’t that obvious. Most people know common dangers like chocolate and grapes, but did you know that onions & garlic are also toxic to dogs? Also, fat is a healthy part of a dog’s diet but giving them too much at once (like those fat trimmings from your steak) can lead to pancreatitis.

The graphic below provides a great guide to what foods are healthy for your dog and those you probably want to avoid. Some items that appear on the harmful side you may have fed to your dog with no adverse reactions and items on the healthy side can also pose dangers if given in large quantities.
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Caring For Your Cat After They've Been Neutered

If you're thinking about getting a kitten or young cat, the first thing you need to do is make sure you source your new pet from a reputable and well established breeder or responsible private seller. This will guarantee the kittens have been well bred and cared for. It also reduces the chances of them having any of those nasty infectious diseases that often prove fatal. Whether you choose to get a male or female cat, unless you intend on breeding from them, the next step is to organise for them to be spayed or neutered as soon as they are old enough.
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How to Care for Sphynx Cats

The Sphynx cat is a distinctive breed because they are hairless, with large bat-like ears, and eyes that dominate the head. The Sphynx is a medium-sized cat with a sturdy, muscular body. The average weight ranges between six to 11 pounds.The Sphynx is an energetic, affectionate, friendly, and loyal cat who does best as an indoor cat. Knowing how to care for your Sphynx cat can allow your pet to live a long and happy life.
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This Aggressive Cancer Often Strikes Without Warning

Of all the types of cancers that strike companion animals, hemangiosarcoma is one of the sneakiest. Sadly, more often than not, a pet suddenly develops internal hemorrhaging and the disease is diagnosed as a result of the crisis. Hemangiosarcoma is a rapidly growing, highly invasive variety of cancer, occurring almost exclusively in dogs and rarely in cats and horses.
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