How to Help Your Pet Keep Healthy Teeth

dog holding a toothbrush in its mouth

Dental care is one of the absolute most important aspects of pet ownership. Unfortunately, dental health can also be something that escapes undetected, unless the owner knows how to keep an eye on it. While problems with a pet’s skin and coat can be obvious, for example, dental issues can hide obvious symptoms, leading to…

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Common Dog Injuries From Outside Play

injured dog having its leg bandaged

It’s a beautiful day outside; the sun is shining, there’s a light breeze, and your dog has been cooped up in the house all day. Like any pet owner, you want to take good care of your dog and offer them many opportunities to enjoy themselves and get out their excess energy in a productive,…

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Common Toxic Plants Your Pet May Be Exposed To

cat looking at a plant

Your green thumb may be the envy of friends and family, but did you know that it can be dangerous to your pet? Plants bring life indoors and beautify outdoor gardens to be sure, but some also post a very real health risk to cats and dogs. It’s not to say that you have to…

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How To Recognize The Signs Of Heat Stroke in Your Dog

dog playing outside in the heat

Summer is one of the best times of the year — just ask your furry family member! Rides in the car, long walks in the park and extended time outdoors make the season a fantastic one for your pet. However, know that it can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year…

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How to Exercise a Senior Dog

senior dog playing in the grass

As your dog reaches their golden years, it’s important that they stay active to remain healthy and happy, all through their old age. While a puppy or younger dog may have no problem keeping up with (or easily exceeding) your activity level, as our feline friends’ age, they usually start to slow down and mellow…

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How To Counter Pet Obesity

dog eating food from bowl

Most of us of an older generation grew up around plenty of skinny animals, so we may have got the idea that a chubby pet is a healthy pet. After all, it means that your pet has plenty to eat and is happy, right? Not so fast. Pet obesity is a very real problem and…

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Springtime Health Hazards For Dogs

dog enjoying sunny spring weather

Springtime is almost here. The season brings with it a sense of newness and rebirth. We breathe more deeply and almost revel in what feels like an awakening of the world around us.  Unfortunately, spring doesn’t just mean finally getting out of the house and seeing the sun for a few more hours. Spring can…

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How To Help Your Dog Cope With Seasonal Allergies

puppy with allergies scratching its head

Your eyes start to itch. Your nose starts to run. A dry, scratchy throat is keeping you up at night. You are coping with the same seasonal allergies that hit you every summer and fall. If you are dealing with these annoyances, you may be shocked to learn that your dog is fairing about the…

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Fitness Routine

woman walking with her dog

Most dog owners already know that their fuzzy friends need plenty of activity to stay fit and healthy, which usually means ample walks and playtime. But that’s not the only way to make sure your pup stays in good shape! Your dog can also become a part of your own efforts to stay in shape,…

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Keeping Your Pets Safe During Winter Months

dog playing in the snow

After a warmer-than-average summer, most of the nation will be experiencing a warmer-than-average winter, while what the Mid-Atlantic sees should be very familiar. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Pennsylvania can look forward to a seasonably cold winter that will be nothing drastic but plenty of snow. After a slow start in December, an average…

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