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  • dog smelling eggs and rabbit for easter

    The Big Four Easter Hazards

    Mar 04 2016

    Easter, like most holidays, is a busy time at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Chocolate is a common theme, as it is during other festive times of the year,…

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    How to get your dog in shape

    Oct 12 2015

    Weight loss is tough for anyone—two- or four-legged. But losing weight and getting in shape not only adds years to your pet’s life, it can also make those extra years…

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    How many calories is a mouse

    Oct 12 2015

    It may be strange to wonder how a mouse would factor on the Weight Watchers “point” system, but it may interest you to know when faced with changing the diet…

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    What to do if your pet gets poisoned

    Sep 24 2015

    Your pet has just injested something toxic. What do you do? First, take a deep breath. The more calm, cool, and collected you are, the sooner you can seek the…

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    Halloween Safety Tips

    Sep 23 2015

    Halloween is right around the corner, and that means even more dangers lurking for family pets. Here at the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center we’ve compiled a list of safety…

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    Stress triggers for cats

    Sep 07 2015

    Are you contributing to your cat’s anxiety and behavior issues? It’s possible if you do any of the following: 1. You punish your cat. Swatting and hitting your cat only…

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    10 signs of illness in cats

    Sep 07 2015

    Sometimes it’s difficult to identify when your cat’s not feeling well. Watch for these signs of illness, and consult with your veterinarian as soon as possible if your pet begins…

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    Demodicosis in dogs

    Sep 02 2015

    All normal dogs have a small number of Demodex species mites that live in their hair follicles. These mites are not visible to the naked eye. But some dogs develop…

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    Diagnostic tests are IMPORTANT to your pet

    Sep 02 2015

    Preventing disease:Why diagnostic tests are IMPORTANT to your pet Help your pet live a long, healthy life by staying on top of internal disease—one test at a time. Although your…

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    What you should know about vaccines in your pets

    Aug 20 2015

    The virtual eradication of polio in people is just one example of the vital power provided by vaccinations. And vaccinations are just as important in pets. Throughout their lives, your…