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Urinary blockage in cats can be very dangerous and painful for your feline!

What is a urinary blockage?
A urinary blockage in cats is when the urethra becomes obstructed. It most commonly afflicts male cats. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. With male cats, the urethra is very long and narrow, versus that of a female cat. Their urethras are wider, however it must be said that urinary blockage in cats can occur in females, as well.
What are the signs or symptoms?
Cats who are suffering from urinary tract issues will certainly exhibit several odd and distinct

Dogs are a lot like humans when it comes to some common physical ailments that they suffer!
We tend and care for them, just as we do ourselves. They accompany us on family outings to parks and beaches or simply they join us in our beds. Inevitably, they may catch a bug, literally and figuratively! You’ll notice when your dog is off. Have you seen her shaking her head more often?  Is she scratching her ear frequently? Are you smelling an unpleasant scent around or in her ears? If your pup is experiencing any of the aforementioned or additional below discomforts,

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog?
The Great Debate
If you’ve recently adopted or purchased a puppy, you might be starting to think about when or whether you should have your dog neutered or spayed. If you’re a new pet owner or have had them all of your life, surely you’ve encountered and pondered the question “at what age should I neuter my dog” a time or two. This is probably one of the most important questions dog owners should have, because the answer will greatly impact the dog’s quality of life and health. Before we delve into the answer,

Our pets are our family members and when they're hurting, we're hurting! 
We take care of them in the same manner that we do our kids, parents, nieces, etc. The difference, of course, is that we can normally tell what’s ailing us either through familiarity or personal knowledge or through communication. With our dogs, we need just a little more intuition and a lot more information to ascertain their ailment. Inevitably you’ll go online and search “dog has upset stomach” or maybe you’ll phone a few friends for advice. As a pet owner, you should make yourself aware of the signs,

If your pet is getting up in their "golden years", make sure you understand arthritis and joint pain in dogs!
You have watched him grow from a puppy to senior dog. Grey hairs have sprouted and his step isn’t as spry as it used to be. A visit to your vet reveals that he is indeed suffering from arthritis, as joint pain in dogs is unfortunately common. Canine arthritis is the inflammation of a joint. These 5 ways that you can help relieve pain and discomfort in your dog:
At home
Make sure that there is sufficient and well-padded bedding around the house.

Heatstroke in dogs can happen very quickly in those hot summer months, make sure you're prepared!
If you’re lucky enough to live in an environment with year ‘round summer temperatures and you have a dog, you’ll want to pay close attention to this tips. We want you to be aware of the signs of detecting a heatstroke in dogs and how to treat your pup.
Signs and Symptoms of a Heatstroke in Dogs

Excessive or loud panting
Extreme thirst
Frequent vomiting
A bright red tongue and pale gums
Skin around muzzle or neck doesn't snap back when pinched
Thick saliva
Increased heart

It’s so tempting to reward our furry friends with edible treats!
It’s okay to mindfully do so, however if you’re unaware of what is good versus bad for your dog, you should think twice and reward your pup with praise instead. Think before you treat! Below are 5 harmful foods you shouldn’t feed your pup or allow them to eat. If you think your pet has ingested something bad, your first call should always be your veterinarian!
Grapes/Raisins
They’re a healthy snack for humans, but for dogs, it’s one of the top harmful foods. They are extremely toxic to dogs. Grapes and raisins can

Fleas are no fun and they seem like they’re impossible to get rid of!
It’s an unpleasant experience for your pup and for you as well. A flea dip is a relatively quick fix, but it’s not a permanent one. It takes consistency, persistence, and repetition. Here are tips from Sarasota Veterinary Center on how to properly give your pet a flea dip. Also remember that using quality flea and ticks medications can cut down fleas considerably! Below are ways to give your pup a flea dip to get you on the path of fleeing those fleas for good!


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