Are Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings Good for My Pet?

  Think about your last trip to the dentist. You had to sit still with your mouth open for 20-30 minutes while a dentist scraped at your teeth with sharp, metal objects. You might have even experienced some anxiety before or during your visit. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone as a study from DentaVox showed that about 60% of people are afraid of going to the dentist. Individuals…

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Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Out of the ER on Valentine’s Day 

  Chocolate-filled hearts. Candles. Flowers. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show others how much you care for them. But some of our favorite gifts are dangerous for your pet. Help keep your pet out of the ER by avoiding these five Valentine’s dangers.     1. Giving flowers? Avoid lilies and watch thorns on roses. Lilies, including all members of the Lilium and Hemerocallis genera, are highly…

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What Does it Mean if My Pet Has a Heart Murmur? 

  The heart is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It contracts thousands of times a day to move blood and deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. An adult dog’s heart beats between 60 and 140 times per minute. For a cat, it is typically between 140-180 beats per minute. When listening to a normal heartbeat, there are two sounds – a lub and…

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