Dog Nail Care

  • Posted: November 1, 2008  by Mary Ann   -  
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Many house dogs do not receive adequate abrasive wear to the nails and consequently they grow to dangerous lengths unless clipped. This can lead to lameness. It is important to trim the nails on these dogs to maintain attractive and safe lengths.


Anal Sacs

  • Posted: October 1, 2008  by Mary Ann   -  
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Anal Sacs ( frequently referred to as anal glands ) are located on each side and slightly below the anus of the dog and cat.  They are in essence and infolded skin structure. Each anal sac has a duct which empties at the edge of the anus.  The sacs and

Proper Ear Care

  • Posted: September 1, 2008  by Mary Ann   -  
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Dog ears are a source of frequent problems. Many dogs have a build-up of wax and foreign matter.  This can lead to ear problems.  Head shaking, scratching, ear odors and sore painful ears are signs of ear problems.  Bacteria frequently breeds in a moist ear canal. Proper ear care is


Forty-two Reasons for Pet Dental Care

  • Posted: August 4, 2008  by Mary Ann   -  
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Forty-two is the number of permanent teeth an adult dog has. Those teeth are 42 great reasons to be a part of canine oral care.  Adult dog teeth may need to last 15 years or more and the best time to start caring for them is now.  Oral disease is

The Truth About Shedding

  • Posted: July 15, 2008  by Mary Ann Brookes   -  
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When pet owners get together, they talk about both the joys and the trials of living with animals. While the joys are many and varied, there’s one complaint that seems to be shared by all those who live under the same roof with a pet.  The common complaint is one

Tick Treatments

  • Posted: July 1, 2008  by Mary Ann Brookes   -  
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Ticks belong to the group of parasites known as arthropods. Ticks are classified as either soft ticks or hard ticks. The type of ticks in your area will vary depending upon such factors as altitude, humidity, and temperature variations. Soft ticks prefer warm climates. The Spinus Ear Tick prefers to

Flea Treatments

  • Posted: June 1, 2008  by Mary Ann Brookes   -  
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Fleas are a major concern for animal owners. The most common parasite on your dog will actually be a CAT flea. Dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) are commonly found in Europe, while cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are very common to the U.S. Fleas are blood sucking insects that have well-developed legs