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Why Do Dogs Scoot Along the Floor on Their Butts? Dog Behavior
Why Do Dogs Scoot Along the Floor on Their Butts?
Do you think your dog's scooting is an funny habit? Think again! Scooting is much more than a habit, it's a sign of a real medical condition. Learn what conditions prompt this "behavior."
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What Vaccines does My New Kitten Need? Cat Checkups & Preventive Care
What Vaccines does My Kitten Need?
There's a lot of confusion out there about vaccinations and your cat. Learn the truth from the experts on the subject.
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Pododermatitis in Dogs: Why are My Dog’s Feet Red and Itchy? Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Pododermatitis in Dogs: Why are My Dog’s Feet Red and Itchy?
Swollen feet can turn from an annoyance to a serious problem for your dog. If your dog is licking or chewing paws, learn why you should seek veterinary care.
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Dog lying in grass Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Your Dog and the Dangers of Lyme Disease: Part II
If your dog is diagnosed with Lyme disease, don't worry: it's treatable. Doxycycline is commonly prescribed as a safe anti-biotic for Lyme disease.
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Your Dog and the Dangers of Lyme Disease: Part I Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Your Dog and the Dangers of Lyme Disease: Part I
Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed in pets. An infection spread by ticks, Lyme disease can be prevented by medication, grooming, and vaccination.
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Fleas 101 Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Fleas 101
Fleas are hardy and can transmit tapeworms and bacteria causing the bubonic plague. Let Dr. Ruth MacPete tell you what else they can do.
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Why Your Cat Should Stay Indoors: Part II Cat Checkups & Preventive Care
Why Your Cat Should Stay Indoors: Part II
Many people feel cats should be allowed to go outdoors because of their wild origins. Even though cats have been domesticated for nearly 6000 years, they have maintained an obvious connection with their wild ancestors. Scientists believe that cats first became domesticated around 4000 BC in Africa and the Middle East.
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Why Your Cat Should Stay Indoors: Part I Cat Checkups & Preventive Care
Why Your Cat Should Stay Indoors: Part I
Did you know the average lifespan for an outdoor cat is just 3 to 5 years while indoor cats average 13-17?
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Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Veterinarian With Your New Kitten New-Cat Checklists
Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Kitten

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Dr. Ernie's Top Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Puppy New-Dog Checklists
Dr. Ernie's Top Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Puppy
To help you and your new bundle of bliss establish a lifetime of healthy habits, I’ve assembled my top reasons a puppy’s best friend is your family veterinarian.
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