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Avoiding Dog Bites

How to Give Your Cat a Pill: Video Instructions

Your Dog Ate What??

Feline Heartworms... A Hidden and Deadly Threat

The Down and Dirty on Fleas!

Therapy Dogs and Cats Relieve Stress in Hospitals



Avoiding Dog Bites

Every year about 5 million people are bitten by dogs and almost 1 million of those people require medical attention. Medical bills are estimated in excess of $250 million annually and the emotional damage, especially to children, is incalculable. How can "man's best friend" be responsible for so much damage? Can we learn to avoid dog bites? Watch this video to learn more.


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How to Give Your Cat a Pill: Video Instructions

When your veterinarian prescribes medication to treat your cat, and it's in pill form, you may be at a loss as to how to hold her down and force her to swallow it. It doesn't have to be as traumatic as that. The following video shows how to give the cat a pill quickly and without injury to you or your cat.




Your Dog Ate What??

You might not be surprised to see your dog eat grass out in the yard, but, when x-rays show knives, rocks or even diamond rings, it might cause you to wonder. Each year, Veterinary Practice News holds a contest known as "Your Dog Ate What?" and they receive thousands of x-rays from across the country. Want to see some bizarre things our pets ate? Take a moment to watch this video and find out which dog won the title for eating the most unusual object!


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Feline Heartworms... A Hidden and Deadly Threat

Dog owners are well aware of the threat of heartworm disease, but many pet owners would be shocked to know that their cats are in danger as well. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes and are capable of infecting cats in addition to dogs. Unfortunately, our cats rarely show physical signs of this infection and are more likely to die due to their body's reaction to the parasite. The good news is that your veterinarian can help you prevent this deadly feline disease.

Cats are abnormal hosts to heartworms and these heartworms will live shortened lives. You might think that this is a good thing but, heartworms actually can cause more serious and severe disease in cats than they do in dogs. It is not unusual for a dog to live for years with 50 worms in their heart. But a cat with a single heartworm can die suddenly, often with no apparent clinical signs whatsoever. In addition, your "inside only" kitty is just as susceptible as the outdoor tomcat. Watch this video to learn more.

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The Down and Dirty on Fleas!

Everyone knows that fleas can be a major nuisance, but, whats the best way to get rid of these pests? Fleas reproduce very rapidly and have been known to carry a variety of diseases and parasites, so it is important to understand how to break their life cycle. Treating the pets to kill the adult fleas is essential, but you must also attack the remaining 95 percent of fleas living in the environment. Watch this video for a few tips and tricks about keeping fleas away from your pets!


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Therapy Dogs and Cats Relieve Stress in Hospitals

Everyone knows how beneficial pets can be in our lives. But now, recent scientific evidence has actually proven what pet owners already knew. Heart failure patients who spent 12 minutes with a dog or cat had lower stress hormone levels, lower blood pressure levels, and a general brighter outlook about their recovery. Therapy dogs, and cats, have now started their rounds, under "doctor's orders". Watch this video to learn more.

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