How To Tell If Your Cat's Secretly Sick

It happens all too often — by the time an owner realizes her cat is sick, the cat is very sick. Cats tend to hide their illnesses, and they even hide themselves when they're ill. But many problems are best treated when they're caught early, which means you are your cat's most important health care provider. You're the one who sees him every day and decides when he needs to see the veterinarian. Don't ignore what he's trying to tell you — or trying not to tell you.
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Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Who can resist those big brown eyes and cute doggie grin? Can a little reward from the table or getting into Mom or Dad’s stuff really hurt your dog? Well, that depends on what it is and what's in it. If it contains the sweetener xylitol, it can cause your dog some real problems. In fact, there’s a lot of people food your dog should never eat. And, it’s not just because of weight. Some foods are downright dangerous for dogs -- and some of these common foods may surprise you.
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Dogs & Chocolate: What You Need To Know

Your dog begs for handouts, hoping for a stray scrap to savor. But when it comes to sharing your favorite foods with your canine pal, there’s one snack you have to hold back: chocolate.
A chocolate chip cookie can cause problems for a little dog, and a bag of chocolate chips can spell trouble for a big one.
The sweet treat can lead to illness and even death in dogs. Vets say it’s one of the most common causes of dogpoisoning.
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A dog's nose: wet or dry?

There are several reasons why a dog’s nose is wet or dry. If you keep a close eye on your pup’s sniffer throughout the day, you will likely see it change. It may be dry in the morning and wet in the afternoon. That’s perfectly normal!
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Nail Clipping, Ear Cleaning, & Baths

Nail trimming and grooming are activities that are often feared by both dogs and owners. The best way to calm your fears is to ask your Vet or a professional groomer to train you in the proper techniques for nail trimming. The best way to calm your dog’s fears is to train it from a very young age to be comfortable with the process.

If you don’t feel comfortable trimming your dog’s nails your vet or groomer will be happy to do this regularly. And often dogs do not need their nails trimmed if they go for frequent walks on footpaths or concrete. Just watch those dew claws (thumbs).
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Emotional Support Animal

Humans have undoubtedly been drawn to dogs for centuries not only because of their usefulness for certain types of physical work but also because of their ability to offer emotional support.

Today we have the science to back up what many people have known all along — that having an animal nearby somehow makes stressful situations, and negative feelings and emotions, better.
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10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

If you have an active lifestyle , there are energetic breeds well suited for that.
You may be just the opposite, leading a quiet life with long walks and good books, and perhaps a dog would be a welcome buddy. But whatever type of dog fits your lifestyle, you want him to be as vigorous as possible. What breeds are the healthiest and what physical conditions should you look for?
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Top Tips for Moving With Pets

Move to a new home turns your pet’s familiar world upside down, it can be stressful, to say the least. What’s worse for pets than moving to a new home, however, is being relinquished to a shelter instead of moving with their owners.
Twenty-nine percent of cat owners and 19 percent of dog owners said they had to give up their pet because they were moving to a new home or apartment.
While there are some cases when a move necessitates finding a new home for your pet, in most cases you can easily take your pet with you if you plan far enough in advance (which is my recommendation!).
This is why the first “rule” of moving with pets is to make sure the home you’re moving to allows pets. Some homeowners’ associations and landlords have limits on the number, size and type of pets allowed, so do your research ahead of time and choose a home that is pet friendly.
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