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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: Winter Safety for Your Pets

The Vet Is In: Winter Safety for Your Pets

Without protection from rain, snow, cold and wind, pets left outside can suffer physically and emotionally and, in extreme cases, develop hypothermia. Hypothermia develops when the pet loses body heat faster than it can be replaced. Subnormal body temperature, decreased

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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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Animal Advocate: Rabies

Not everyone is aware that the state of California is a declared rabies area. Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system and, once symptomatic, it is almost always fatal. The virus is endemic in the skunk and

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The Vet Is In: Heartworms

Heartworm is a common parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes and poses a major threat to your family pets. An ounce of prevention in this case is worth more than a pound of cure – it can save your dog’s

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The Vet Is In: Ticks

Here are two good reasons to check your pet daily for ticks: your pet’s health, and your health. The more you know about these disease-carrying arachnids, the more you’ll understand how vital it is to avoid them. Ticks need blood

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