Has Your Flat-Nosed Dog Been Diagnosed With Brachycephalic Syndrome? Steps That Will Help Alleviate Its Discomfort

Posted on: 8 August 2017

If you have a flat-nosed pet, such as a pug, or a bulldog, it runs the risk of suffering from a condition known as Brachycephalic syndrome. This condition is caused by a combination of abnormalities such as an elongated soft palate, narrow or constrictive nostrils, and everted laryngeal saccules- airway tissue that's pointed outward instead of inward. With brachylcephalic syndrome, it can become difficult for your dog to breathe properly. This condition causes the breathing difficulties that can be considered typical for flat-nosed dogs, including snorting, gagging, and nasal discharge.
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4 Ways To Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy And Safe During The Holiday Season

Posted on: 8 August 2017

With summer's end just around the bend, many people are looking forward to enjoying holiday activities with friends and family. However, the holidays aren't always the best time for furry friends. Following are four ways to keep your canine companion happy and healthy over the holidays. Avoid Letting Your Dog Be a Party Animal  As social animals, dogs naturally want to get in on the action when you're entertaining in your home.
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Helping Dogs Express Themselves: When Scooting Reveals A Larger Issue

Posted on: 8 August 2017

Some owners are amused when their little pup scoots his or her bum across the floor, while others are furious at potential carpet damage. While this habit may just be your dog trying to get rid of a cling-on after a bathroom break (meaning their hindquarters need to be groomed) or scratching an itch, it could be indicative of another problem: full or infected anal glands. Why do dogs have these glands?
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Can Cats Get Salmonella?

Posted on: 7 August 2017

You've probably heard of salmonella, a bacterial infection that causes serious stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and vomiting in humans. The disease is often contracted by eating contaminated chicken or eggs. But you're not the only one who is susceptible to this illness. Salmonella bacteria can also infect cats. Here's what you need to know about protecting your furry feline from this disease -- and what to do if you suspect he or she does have salmonella.
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