Here Are 9 Of The Most Common Cat Health Problems

As a cat parent, it’s important to know if your cat isn’t feeling well. To help you out, The Dodo spoke to Dr. Michelle Burch, a veterinarian with Paramount Pet Health, and Dr. Jennifer Coates, a veterinary advisor for Pet News Daily, to put together a list of some of the most common cat health problems and their symptoms.

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Mental Health Benefits Of Pets

Since mental health is especially important for the LGBTQ+ community — LGBTQ+ people are 1.5 times more likely to develop depression and anxiety — in anticipation of Pride Month, The Dodo is sharing how that human-pet connection can help, from increasing a sense of self-worth to reduced stress.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Dog's Mental …

Attempting to escape. Freezing. In most cases, a dog’s panic attack is due to a trigger that caused her stress in the past. Some of the most common triggers for panic attacks in dogs include: Driving in a car. Loud noises (like cars, motorcycles or shouting) Being in an enclosed space (like a kennel or a small room)

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Online Vet Service With 24/7 Live On-Demand Support

DodoVet is an online vet service with on-demand support; no appointments needed! Our team of in-house veterinary experts are available 24/7 via video, phone call or text to answer health and behavioral questions for any kind of pet, including dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, exotic animals and more.

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5 Healthy Cat Food Options That Meet AAFCO …

The nutritional standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for dry cat food are: High-quality animal proteins (at least 30 percent) Animal-based fats (about 15–20 percent) Essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fatty acids. When it comes to wet food, the protein and fat numbers are going to be slightly

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What Fruits Can Dogs Eat

Since dogs are omnivores, they’re able to digest certain fruits and vegetables, and there are even some health benefits to giving your dog fruit occasionally. “Fruits can be a great treat for dogs in moderation,” Dr. Jones told The Dodo. “Most fruits are low in calories, high in antioxidants, high in fiber and high in vitamin C.”

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In Extreme Heat, Keep Your Dog Moving At Home Or …

While physical exercise is important to keep your dog active, mental stimulation is just as important to his overall well-being. “A dog that has the right combination of physical and mental stimulation is a tired, happy dog, and there are lots of easy ways to achieve this indoors,” Gilihan said. “Teaching your dog new tricks, such as spin

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Senior Dog Care: Tips To Keep An Older Dog Happy

Make sure he’s getting exercise. Although your senior dog will be slower than he once was, it’s still important to make sure he gets enough exercise to keep him healthy and happy! Taking your senior dog for a walk a few times a day is a great low-impact way to keep him active, for example. Be mindful, though, that he probably can’t walk

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Little Dog Loses It After Seeing His BFF For The First Time …

Published on 8/3/2022 at 6:12 PM. Peanut was just a puppy when his human sister, Malaika Jaovisidha, went away to college eight years ago. He didn’t know when he’d see her again, and every day felt longer than the last. When Jaovisidha came home a few months later on break, Peanut was so excited to see his sister that he couldn’t stop

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Shelter Dogs See Blankets For The First Time And Know …

Published on 8/8/2022 at 7:14 PM. There’s a unique tradition at National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) every time a new group of pups comes in. “They all get their first blankets ,” NMDR’s social media manager, Melody Kahtava, told The Dodo. It’s a special moment for the dogs, who are all relinquished as adults to NMDR by commercial breeding

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Probiotics For Dogs: What They Are, Benefits And Side Effects

Dog probiotics are a type of bacteria that are super important for your dog’s gut health. “Probiotics are nutritional supplements that contain live microorganisms (bacteria and/or yeast) that can potentially improve a dog’s health,” Dr. Jennifer Coates, a veterinary advisor for Pet News Daily, told The Dodo.. Your dog actually already has probiotics living in his gut, but …

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Dog Heat Safety: Keep Your Dog Safe In Hot Weather

Based on the temperature outside, here are some general rules to follow: Temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit: Don’t stay outside for too long, and if you’re in the backyard with your pup, make sure he has access to plenty of fresh water and shade. Temperatures above 90 degrees: It’s too hot for your dog, so avoid going outside.

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Folliculitis In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

According to Dr. Lee, these are the most common causes of folliculitis in dogs: Staphylococcus (Staph) bacteria — This bacteria lives on the skin, but under certain conditions, it can overgrow and cause infection. Demodex mites — This is a parasite that lives at the roots of hair follicles. For dogs who have weak immune systems (like

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What Can Dogs Not Eat

Chocolate. Never give your pup chocolate because cocoa contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs. “Chocolate contains theobromine, which causes signs including restlessness, panting, irregular heart beats, vomiting, diarrhea and seizures,” Dr. Simon said. “Dark chocolate is the most dangerous to your pet.”.

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What’s A Dog's Normal Body Temperature

If you notice your dog showing any of these symptoms, take him to the vet ASAP because heatstroke can become fatal. “If your dog has signs such as lethargy, lack of energy, inappetence, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, green nasal discharge, etc., [these] are a few signs of fever,” Dr. Schechter told The Dodo.

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When To Neuter Or Spay Your Dog

The general rule for rescue dogs is to neuter or spay dogs early. “This is usually less than 5 months of age and can be as young as 8 weeks of age,” Dr. Wigfall said. “This early-age desexing is also weight specific, and animals should be over 1 kilogram.”. Early-age spaying or neutering from 8–12 weeks of age has some benefits

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He Snapped His Own Chain In A Desperate Bid To Live

Wandering the streets of a New Jersey neighborhood, he must have seemed like the ghost of a tortured dog. His neck was blood-red, his skin was actually growing through his steel collar and he dragged a clanking chain in his terrible wake.

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Ear Mites In Dogs: What They Look Like And How To Treat Them

The best way to ensure your dog doesn’t have a run-in with ear mites is to do a few precautionary tasks on a regular basis. “Regular cleaning of your dog's ears with a veterinarian-approved solution can help to keep their ears free of debris, where mites can hide,” Dr. Littlejohn said. “Also, keeping their bedding clean and free of dirt

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Rescue Rabbit Is As Big As A Medium-Sized Dog

RSPCA. Not only were 47 rabbits being kept in small, cramped, filthy conditions, but the rabbits were also Flemish giants, so a lot them were absolutely huge. The largest of the bunch weighed in at around 18 pounds and was the same size as a medium-sized dog, “such as a Jack Russell terrier or King Charles spaniel,” according to the RSPCA

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