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  • World Rabies Day Is September 28th: Vaccinate Your Pets

    World Rabies Day Is September 28th: Vaccinate Your Pets

    September 28 is World Rabies Day; U.S. vets are educating pet owners about symptoms and the importance of keeping your pets vaccinated against the disease.

  • Top 5 Steps To Choosing A Good Vet

    Top 5 Steps To Choosing A Good Vet

    For pet owners, one of the most crucial decisions is finding the right vet; here are five things to look for in a perspective caregiver for your four-legged family member.

  • 7 Pet Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

    7 Pet Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

    When tough economic times arise, pet owners look for ways to save money on their four-legged friends; here are seven symptoms of potentially more troubling dog health issues.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Safety For Your Pup

    St. Patrick’s Day Safety For Your Pup

    Chances are if you are going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, alcohol is going to be involved; here's how to keep your four-legged friends safe from dangerous consumables.

  • Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse

    Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse

    April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: All U.S. states have animal cruelty laws — do you know what steps to take if you suspect a pet is being mistreated?

  • Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

    Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

    Dogs will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences.

  • Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    As the human debate rages on over vaccines, a startling number of pets are also going unvaccinated, leading to animals being vulnerable to fatal diseases.

  • Summer safety for your pet

    Summer safety for your pet

    Summer is here and that means fun in the sun for us and our four-legged family members.

  • Top 10 Most Serious Pet Diseases

    Top 10 Most Serious Pet Diseases

    Almost a dozen of the deadliest diseases for a dog or cat are examined along with treatments, mortality rates, and potential cures for the afflictions.

  • 3 Ingredients You Definitely Want To See In Your Pet’s Food

    3 Ingredients You Definitely Want To See In Your Pet’s Food

    Have you ever taken a look at what goes into your pet’s food? There are several dozen ingredients in your average dog or cat food, it’s important to know what's important.

  • Today is World Spay Day

    Today is World Spay Day

    With overpopulated shelters and rescues, World Spay Day brings awareness to the problem, encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pet dogs and cats.

  • The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.

  • VetPronto: A new way for your dog to see the vet

    VetPronto: A new way for your dog to see the vet

    Akin to the days of house calls, VetPronto offers in-home visits for your pet dog or cat without office visits, overbooking, and 15-minute appointments.

  • Medical procedure creates a…”cat dog?”

    Medical procedure creates a…”cat dog?”

    An orange tabby cat named Buttercup was lethargic and suffering from a low red blood cell count; fortunately, a veterinarian in South Keys, Florida, knew of a potential cure.

  • Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    It’s the end of summer: Beware of Lyme Disease, which is spread by the black-legged tick that lives in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes, or oceans.

  • E-cigarettes are toxic to pets

    E-cigarettes are toxic to pets

    Although the benefits of e-cigarettes for humans are still in question, according to the Pet Poison Helpline, nicotine poisoning of pet dogs and cats is on the rise.

  • Would you know hypothermia in your pet?

    Would you know hypothermia in your pet?

    With cold winter months and record-low temperatures, pets are especially susceptible to hypothermia; here’s what you need to know about this potentially fatal condition.

  • Uh oh: Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise

    Uh oh: Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise

    With the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado, instances of dog and cat poisonings have increased; here’s how to keep Fluffy and Fido safe.

  • November is Pet Diabetes Month

    November is Pet Diabetes Month

    Diabetes in dogs and cats is on the rise in the United States, with as many as 1 in 500 pets afflicted with the disease; find out what you can do to keep your pet healthy.

  • Have a safe National Cook for Your Pets Day

    Have a safe National Cook for Your Pets Day

    Although pet owners are encouraged to make meals for their pets today, always observe safety measures, including preparing foods that are safe for Fluffy and Fido.

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