Monthly Archives: February 2011

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Thanks to advances in health care and nutrition, our beloved family pets are living longer and longer. Senior pets are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and with the happy increase in the number of furry senior citizens, there has been a shift in health concerns for both veterinarians and pet parents alike.

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Getting a new puppy: questions to ask yourself first

PuppiesBefore getting a new puppy, you need to know what you can realistically offer a dog.  You also need to know what kind of dog will best suit your lifestyle.  Here are 7 questions to ask yourself first.

1)    What breed do I want?  

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Cat Scratching: Tips & Tricks for Saving Your Sofa

Cat scratch postThere are lots of good reasons why your cat scratches and claws around the house, none having to do with a desire to destroy your expensive belongings!

Using their claws is a perfectly natural feline behavior and provides a number of positive benefits to the animal. Among them:

  • It helps kitties stretch and tone their shoulders and legs.

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Rendering Plants

Recycling of Dead Animals and Slaughterhouse Wastes. 

Huge mass killing in modern slaughterhouses create a big pile of carcasses. Rendering plants are developed to get rid of them and other stuff from various sources. Let’s take a peak at them…

Rendering Plants:

Rendering plants perform one of the most complementing functions for modern slaughterhouses.

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Commercial Food Is Unhealthy For Your Pet

People often have the common belief that most commercial pet food is perfectly balanced, nutritious and healthy. Especially if their veterinarian sells it. However, little could be further from the truth.

Most advertising tends to show what people believe to be learned from scientists, but the information is actually just endorsing a product.

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Rub-A-Dub-Dub One Dane in a Tub

Great Dane in a Tub

Rub-A-Dub-Dub One Dane in a Tub

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Most Popular, Most Unusual Pet Names for 2010

In honor of the wildly popular ‘Twilight’ vampire-themed books and movies, Bella was the most chosen name for dogs and the second favorite for kitties in 2010.

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), other popular names for dogs during the year were Bailey, Max, Lecy, Molly, Buddy, Maggie,

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How to Help a Dog with Noise Phobia

Many dogs overreact to sudden loud noises like a clap of thunder.

Not all canine responses to startling noises are the same. Some dogs express hyper-vigilance when they hear loud noises, while others hide in fear. Outright panic is also not an unusual reaction for some dogs.

It’s important to understand the difference between the normal fear a dog expresses and fear that has become pathologic.

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