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Cancer and Pets: What's the Cause?

Unfortunately, cancer is one of the most common causes of death in our pets. In fact, statistics show that one in four dogs and one in six cats will develop cancer during their lifetime!

In dogs over 10 years of age, 50 percent will develop cancer. In addition, large breed dogs have twice the cancer risk of small breeds. Mast cell tumors are the most common malignant tumor in dogs, while lymphoma is most common in cats.


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Pet Insurance - Is It Worth It?

If you’re like most uninsured pet owners- you have gone back and forth trying to decide if your pet actually needs health insurance. There are varying opinions about this topic, some who love having insurance and some who worry that it’s a scam. The truth is- each case is different and unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer.


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Got Coverage? Three Reasons to Consider Pet Insurance

Much like human medicine, veterinary care is in a constant state of evolution. New medical advances are available every day that once were not options for our pets.

Because of these advances, our pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before and pet insurance is becoming more common among owners who are looking for ways to proactively manage pet health care costs.


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13 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

#1. Chattering

You have probably heard your cat emit a fast and intense teeth chattering- especially when they spot a bird while gazing out of a window. Behaviorists speculate that this is because your cat is frustrated that they cannot get outside to hunt prey. They also may be excited and slightly aggravated.

Others say that this strange jaw movement may be your kitty’s natural instinct that allows their muscles to prepare for the act of killing prey. Either way, this behavior is completely normal for your cat.

 


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13 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

#1. Chattering

You have probably heard your cat emit a fast and intense teeth chattering- especially when they spot a bird while gazing out of a window. Behaviorists speculate that this is because your cat is frustrated that they cannot get outside to hunt prey. They also may be excited and slightly aggravated.

Others say that this strange jaw movement may be your kitty’s natural instinct that allows their muscles to prepare for the act of killing prey. Either way, this behavior is completely normal for your feline.

 


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Is Peanut Butter Still Safe for Dogs?

Does your pup love peanut butter? If you answered yes, you are just one of many dog owners who use the popular nutty spread as a tasty treat, chew toy stuffing or a clever medication disguise for your furry friend.

The good news? Most peanut and other nut butters are perfectly safe for your dog (in moderation, of course).


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A Pet's Guide To Weight Loss

Obesity is an accumulation of excessive energy stored by adipose (fatty) tissue sufficient enough to contribute to disease. It is the most common form of malnutrition in our companion animals and it is growing in frequency due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle coupled with highly-palatable, energy-dense food sources.

Obesity can significantly increase the risk of various diseases and can negatively impact both the quality of life as well as the life span of our pets.


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Top 12 Reasons to Spay or Neuter

 

“And remember folks, always spay or neuter your pets!” 

-Bob Barker

 

When you consider spaying or neutering your dog or cat, your top priority is preventing unwanted litters. Controlling the pet population is extremely important; however, did you know that there are other benefits when you spay or neuter? We sniffed out the top reasons why you should spay or neuter your dog or cat! 

 

 


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