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The Vet Is In: Problems with Pets’ Anal Glands

The Vet Is In: Problems with Pets’ Anal Glands

Finish your snack before reading this column. And take a deep cleansing breath. Maybe even two. We’re going to talk about anal glands. These small glands are one of the main reasons for “scooting,” that scourge of carpet owners everywhere.

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The Vet is In: Caring for Your Pet’s Nails

The Vet is In: Caring for Your Pet’s Nails

Animal claws (nails) are made of a tough protein called keratin. Claws help animals and birds catch prey, dig holes, andclimb or perch in trees, and are also used for defense. But injury or neglect of pets’ nails can lead

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The Vet Is In: Pet Allergies

The Vet Is In: Pet Allergies

Allergies are states of hypersensitivity, where the body’s immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance. They can be set off by insect bites, pollen, mold spores, mites, fabric, food and much more. Just as with people, allergies can wreak

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Estate Planning: Planning for Your Pets

Estate Planning: Planning for Your Pets

You may have put the rest of your affairs in order, but have you made plans for your pets? Hopefully, by now you have created a basic estate plan by doing the following: Signing Durable Powers of Attorney to make

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Animal Advocate: Who Will Care for Our Pets?

A few years ago I was facing a major surgery and it brought to the forefront this question: “Who will care for our beloved pets should something catastrophic occur and I am not able to?” I checked with friends and

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