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Kate Hurley Shelter Siamese Cat A Vet's LifeDr. Hurley and Dr. Levy Aim to Save One Million Cats

Dr. Kate Hurley and Dr. Julie Levy are founders of the million cat challenge. Learn how this initiative is saving cat lives.

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Dr. Tony Buffington A Pet's LifeDr. Tony Buffington: Cat Health and Environmental Enrichment

Learn about Dr. Tony Buffington and why he says environment has a major effect on your cat's health.

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Cat age chart Cat Checkups & Preventive CareHow Old is Your Cat in People Years?

Beginning at around age 9, your cat enters senior years. At this stage, cats often begin to develop diseases common to their senior-human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease and cancer.

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Dog Diseases & Conditions A-ZThe Lifecycle of a Tick

Ticks are very nasty parasites that can give pets and people some dangerous diseases. Learn about how a tick finds its way onto your pet, or even you.

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Puppy and senior dog Dog Checkups & Preventive CareHow Old is Your Dog in People Years?

Beginning at around age 7, many dogs enter their senior years. At this stage, dogs often begin to develop diseases common to their senior-human counterparts.

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Dogs, Ticks and Tick-Borne Parasites Dog Diseases & Conditions A-ZDogs, Ticks and Tick-Borne Parasites

Ticks are more than just creepy; they can spread a number of different diseases that affect both pets and people. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis, tularemia, and babesia. So what can you do to protect your pets and your family from tick-borne diseases?

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Mosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease Dog Diseases & Conditions A-ZMosquitoes, Dogs and Heartworm Disease

Mosquitoes can carry the Heartworm parasite, a dangerous and common parasite that can affect your dog's heart and other organs.

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Spring-Time Pet Hazards #1 Dog Toxins & Poisons9 Spring-Time Pet Hazards

9 hazards to protect your pet from this spring.

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Can I give my pet tylenol? Dog Toxins & PoisonsAre Human Medications Safe for Dogs?

Dr. Michel talks about the dangers of giving human medications to pets. Because human medications can be very toxic to dogs and cats, it's not a good idea to self-diagnose your pet and give him or her medicine without first consulting your veterinarian. 

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What you need to know about declawing cats. Cat Surgery A-ZDeclawing: The Medical Facts

Declawing cats is a very controversial issue! It’s a decision that each pet owner must make for themselves after talking with their cat's veterinarian. 

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