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Safe & Effective Steps to Remove Ticks from Dogs

With warm weather just around the corner in Philadelphia, dog owners might find themselves needing to remove a tick from their dog’s fur. Our expert guide gives you direct, easy-to-follow steps to quickly and safely extract ticks and protect your pet’s health. Key Takeaways A thorough daily inspection of a dog’s skin and fur, especially


Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs

A small puddle in your garage or on your driveway could bring grave illness or even death to your pet. Although you must also be vigilant about exposing your furry friend to the many toxins to be found in indoor areas such as under your kitchen sink, never forget about the life-threatening properties of antifreeze,

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Why do dogs lick their butts?

Oh, the cute things dogs do! They jump, they wag, the get raging cases of the zoomies and melt your heart with those big, pleading eyes. But they also have a habit that is, well, less appealing: licking their hind ends. Like us, you may have always wondered what this tendency is all about, so

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Drug Free Pain Relief for Dogs

Your dog is your best friend and companion, and you naturally would do almost anything to promote their health and enrich their life. When your best furry buddy is in pain, whether the discomfort comes from an injury, recovery from surgery, the effects of aging or some other cause, you will search high and low

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Alternatives to Spaying and Neutering Dogs

Since the 1970s, sterilization of shelter and pet dogs in the United States has become widespread. It involves the removal of the reproductive organs (gonadectomy) through ovariohysterectomy (spaying) in females and orchiectomy (castration) in males. In both cases, the surgery prevents the animal’s reproductive organs from producing hormones. In addition to inducing sterilization, gonadectomies have

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Heart Murmurs in Dogs

Although dogs and humans differ in many respects, they also have a lot in common physiologically. A case in point is the heart. For both species, this vital muscle is what ensures that blood can flow throughout the body. Both people and canines can experience heart-related conditions that can sometimes be serious. One of these

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Dew Claws

When you’re a loving pet parent of a dog, you want to know everything about your fur baby. Why does he have whiskers? What’s the purpose of the tail? Why does your best buddy shake every time he gets up from a nap? The questions are endless and could take volumes of encyclopedias to answer.

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Spaying and Neutering

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), over 6.5 million animals are accepted into the rescue and shelter system each year, with only 4.1 million being adopted. Spaying or neutering is the single most effective way of guarding against unplanned puppies and kittens, helping to ensure that those that