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Exploring San Diego’s Pet Friendly Hiking Trails: A Guide for Adventurous Pets and Owners

Dogs

7 min read

Exploring San Diego’s Pet Friendly Hiking Trails: A Guide for Adventurous Pets and Owners

Welcome, fellow adventurers, to the scenic wonderland of pet friendly hiking trails in San Diego! Join us as we...

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Creating a Pet Friendly Home for First-Time Pet Owners

Pet Care

5 min read

Creating a Pet Friendly Home for First-Time Pet Owners

Welcome to the world of pet parenting! Bringing a pet into your life is like adding a burst of...

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Pet Friendly Workplace Tips: How to Manage Employees with Pets in the Office

Pet Care

4 min read

Pet Friendly Workplace Tips: How to Manage Employees with Pets in the Office

In the ever-evolving landscape of office culture, a trend is paw-sitively taking over—a pet friendly workplace. As the workday...

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Wildlife in Southern California: Keeping Your Pets Safe

Pet Care

5 min read

Wildlife in Southern California: Keeping Your Pets Safe

Southern California is a bit like a playground for critters of all shapes and sizes, each contributing to the...

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Top 11 Pet-Friendly Beaches in San Diego: A Guide for Pet Owners

Pet Care

5 min read

Top 11 Pet-Friendly Beaches in San Diego: A Guide for Pet Owners

Welcome to the paw-some world of San Diego’s pet-friendly beaches, where the sun-kissed shores of this Southern California city...

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Pet-Friendly Dining in San Diego: Top 17 Restaurants for You and Your Furry Friends

Pet Care

6 min read

Pet-Friendly Dining in San Diego: Top 17 Restaurants for You and Your Furry Friends

San Diego, a city celebrated for its scenic beauty and laid-back vibes, extends its warm welcome to both residents...

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The 4 A’s: Papaya’s Guide to Veterinary Bedside Manner

Pet Care

5 min read

The 4 A’s: Papaya’s Guide to Veterinary Bedside Manner

At Papaya Veterinary Care, we take pride in creating an environment where passion for animal well-being meets the highest...

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Double Tap: Vital Signs

Veterinary Industry

6 min read

Double Tap: Vital Signs

The veterinary industry is one that faces many challenges, with the obvious being barriers to communication with our patients. Our...

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Stayin’ Alive: Strategies for Establishing a Transparent Workplace Culture

Veterinary Industry

4 min read

Stayin’ Alive: Strategies for Establishing a Transparent Workplace Culture

Stayin’ Alive brings to light some real-life experiences veterinary technicians face in their roles within the veterinary industry. Some lessons...

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Headwinds & Tailwinds: The Ebbs and Flows of Life

Veterinary Industry

5 min read

Headwinds & Tailwinds: The Ebbs and Flows of Life

The world we live in is completely dynamic and ever-changing.  It was Louis De Broglie, a French physicist, who...

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New Treatment Options for Pain Management

Dogs

5 min read

New Treatment Options for Pain Management

As part of the aging process, older dogs frequently develop arthritis in their leg joints and spine. Depending on...

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4 Effective Flea & Tick Prevention Solutions for Dogs

Dogs

5 min read

4 Effective Flea & Tick Prevention Solutions for Dogs

As responsible pet owners, ensuring our pet’s well-being is a top priority, and one significant aspect of their health...

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Canine Respiratory Illness Update – Autumn 2023

Dogs

4 min read

Canine Respiratory Illness Update – Autumn 2023

You may have been hearing about the new mystery respiratory illness that’s been affecting dogs. Let Papaya Veterinary Care...

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How to Protect Your Pet from Intestinal Parasites

Pet Care

5 min read

How to Protect Your Pet from Intestinal Parasites

We all know that pets are not just animals; they are cherished members of the family, so ensuring their...

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How Microchipping Services Secure Your Pet’s Safety

Pet Care

5 min read

How Microchipping Services Secure Your Pet’s Safety

As we open our homes and hearts to our beloved pets, we recognize them as more than just animals—they’re...

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Comprehensive Bloodwork Services for Dogs and Cats

Pet Care

6 min read

Comprehensive Bloodwork Services for Dogs and Cats

As pet owners, we share our lives with these remarkable beings who bring joy, laughter, and unconditional love into...

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Nose to Tail Exams: What to Know About Pet Wellness

Pet Care

5 min read

Nose to Tail Exams: What to Know About Pet Wellness

Updated November 10, 2023 As pet owners, we are responsible for ensuring our companions’ overall health and wellness. Just...

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Annual Pet Exams: Why Young and Adult Pets Need to See the Vet Annually

Pet Care

4 min read

Annual Pet Exams: Why Young and Adult Pets Need to See the Vet Annually

Updated November 5, 2023 As pet owners, we want our pet’s health to be for our furry companions to...

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Popular Dog Breeds with Common Health Problems

Dogs

7 min read

Popular Dog Breeds with Common Health Problems

Dogs have a special place in our hearts, making them more than mere animals; they are integral members of...

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Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Dogs

5 min read

Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Are you considering adding a furry member to your apartment family? Dogs aren’t just pets; they’re loyal companions, offering...

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Feline Nutrition: Decoding the Best Diet for Domestic Cats

Cats

8 min read

Feline Nutrition: Decoding the Best Diet for Domestic Cats

The purring companion who keeps you warm on cold nights and cuddles away your worries is not just a...

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Most Hypo-Allergenic Cats That Make Great Pets

Cats

4 min read

Most Hypo-Allergenic Cats That Make Great Pets

If you’re a devoted cat lover and an allergy sufferer, you’re in luck – there maybe a feline companion...

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Coping With Euthanasia During the Holiday Season

Veterinary Industry

4 min read

Coping With Euthanasia During the Holiday Season

For those of us who have been in the veterinary industry for a while, we all know that the...

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Double Tap: Veterinary Dentistry

Veterinary Industry

4 min read

Double Tap: Veterinary Dentistry

In this article, we will be reviewing cases within the veterinary industry that should be getting a second look,...

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Stayin’ Alive: Gatekeeping

Veterinary Industry

5 min read

Stayin’ Alive: Gatekeeping

Stayin’ Alive will bring to light some real-life experiences veterinary technicians face in their roles within the veterinary industry....

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Proven Dog Training Tips for Every Pet Parent

Dogs

5 min read

Proven Dog Training Tips for Every Pet Parent

Are you ready to embark on a journey of building a stronger bond with your pet? Training your dog...

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Choosing the Best Leash for Your Dog

Dogs

7 min read

Choosing the Best Leash for Your Dog

We understand that when it comes to our four-legged companions, they’re not just pets; they’re family. We also know...

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Mastering the Art: How to Socialize Your Cat

Cats

5 min read

Mastering the Art: How to Socialize Your Cat

We love cats for their purrs, their playful pounces, and those moments when they curl up beside us, giving...

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Best Indoor Cat Toys For Ultimate Fun

Cats

5 min read

Best Indoor Cat Toys For Ultimate Fun

Hey there, fellow cat lover! If you’re reading this, you’re probably the proud pet parent of an indoor kitty....

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Animal CPR: Saving Lives in Critical Situations

Pet Care

5 min read

Animal CPR: Saving Lives in Critical Situations

In times of emergencies, knowing how to perform animal CPR can be the difference between life and loss. Our...

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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Safeguarding Your Furry Friends in Times of Crisis

Pet Care

4 min read

Pet Disaster Preparedness: Safeguarding Your Furry Friends in Times of Crisis

As a devoted pet owner, there’s nothing more important than ensuring the safety and well-being of your furry family...

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Building a Pet First Aid Kit: Essential Supplies for Your Furry Companion

Pet Care

5 min read

Building a Pet First Aid Kit: Essential Supplies for Your Furry Companion

Imagine this – you’re in the living room, your dog playing at your feet, when suddenly, they start acting...

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The Journey of Papaya Veterinary Care

Pet Care

10 min read

The Journey of Papaya Veterinary Care

Papaya Veterinary Care’s Beginnings: How It All Started In a world where veterinary care often comes across as clinical...

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3 Best Cat Cafes in LA: A Feline Lover’s Paradise

Pet Care

5 min read

3 Best Cat Cafes in LA: A Feline Lover’s Paradise

Welcome to the best cat lounges in Los Angeles, where peaceful, cat-friendly spaces await. For cat lovers, these unique...

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The 10 Best Dog Parks in San Diego

Dogs

7 min read

The 10 Best Dog Parks in San Diego

San Diego, a city known for its sunny beaches and fun outdoor activities, holds a special place in the...

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10 Best Dog Parks in Los Angeles

Dogs

5 min read

10 Best Dog Parks in Los Angeles

Looking for a fantastic dog park in Los Angeles where your pup can have some fun and exercise? You’ve...

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Top 3 Cat Cafes & Lounges in San Diego: A Haven for Feline and Human Bonding

Cats

5 min read

Top 3 Cat Cafes & Lounges in San Diego: A Haven for Feline and Human Bonding

San Diego is a city renowned for its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and, as cat lovers will be thrilled...

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My pet is scared of the vet…What can I do?

Pet Care

5 min read

My pet is scared of the vet…What can I do?

Taking your pet to the vet can be challenging for many reasons. First, they might be sick or injured...

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When & How to Socialize a Puppy

Dogs

5 min read

When & How to Socialize a Puppy

Socialization is an important part of raising a well-behaved, relaxed, and friendly dog. Puppy socializing will allow your new...

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Checklist: What to do before, during, and after your dog vet visit

Dogs

3 min read

Checklist: What to do before, during, and after your dog vet visit

Taking your dog to the vet regularly for a dog wellness exam is an essential aspect of their lifelong...

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How To Care For A Senior Dog

Dental

8 min read

How To Care For A Senior Dog

Have you noticed a spatter of gray around your faithful friend’s perfect wet nose? Perhaps there’s been a reluctance...

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What to Expect as Your Dog Gets Older

Dogs

8 min read

What to Expect as Your Dog Gets Older

Through all the joy-filled moments between your dog and you—play dates at the park, early morning fetch on the...

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How Many C-Sections Can a Dog Have?

Dogs

7 min read

How Many C-Sections Can a Dog Have?

Is there anything more exciting than a new litter of puppies? Watching a pack of newborn pups roll around,...

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How Much Does a Dog’s C-Section Cost?

Dogs

7 min read

How Much Does a Dog’s C-Section Cost?

Bringing a litter of new puppies into the world is one of the most joyful experiences you can have....

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4 Steps for How to Get a Cat in a Carrier

Cats

5 min read

4 Steps for How to Get a Cat in a Carrier

If there’s one thing a cat owner dreads, it’s getting their beloved pet into its carrier. Cat behavior can...

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Checklist: What to do before, during, and after your cat vet visit

Cats

2 min read

Checklist: What to do before, during, and after your cat vet visit

Taking your cat to the veterinarian doesn’t need to be a struggle—but the truth is, so many cat parents...

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4th of July Pet Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Cats

3 min read

4th of July Pet Safety Tips for Pet Parents

The Fourth of July can be one of the most stressful times of the year for pets, as most...

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3 Pet Food Trends That are More Fad than Fact

Cats

4 min read

3 Pet Food Trends That are More Fad than Fact

Every pet owner knows what their pet puts into their body is important, whether it be a pet vaccine or the...

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How Old Is My Dog or Cat in Human Years?

Cats

7 min read

How Old Is My Dog or Cat in Human Years?

Whether you have Great Dane, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, or even a Yorkshire Terrier, don’t be ashamed to celebrate...

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8 Signs Your Cat Is Aging

Pet Care

7 min read

8 Signs Your Cat Is Aging

The answer to “how old is my dog in human years” has finally been answered, but “cat years” work...

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Fear Free pet car transport tips for your next move, road trip, or vet visit.

Pet Care

3 min read

Fear Free pet car transport tips for your next move, road trip, or vet visit.

Whether you’re moving with your cat or taking your dog to the vet, transporting pets can be tricky business....

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Is CBD Safe for Dogs and Cats?

Cats

2 min read

Is CBD Safe for Dogs and Cats?

Did you know that in 2021, 3 in 10 Americans have used CBD at least once? Proposed health benefits...

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6 Questions Vets are Asked about Dog or Cat Dental Care

Pet Care

4 min read

6 Questions Vets are Asked about Dog or Cat Dental Care

Brush and floss twice per day. See the dentist once per year. Try not to eat too many sticky,...

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Pet Care

4 min read

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Any pet parent’s worst nightmare is a health emergency for their pet. A pet owner does what they  can...

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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Vaccinations

Pet Care

3 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Vaccinations

Dogs and cats are living longer than ever before. Much of this is thanks to vaccines, which help keep...

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6 tell-tale signs that your dog or cat may have fleas.

Pet Care

3 min read

6 tell-tale signs that your dog or cat may have fleas.

Did you know that San Diego has more fleas than any other city in the United States? That’s right—even though the...

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These common houseplants are toxic to dogs and cats.

Pet Care

3 min read

These common houseplants are toxic to dogs and cats.

If you’re a Millennial, you probably have two things in your home: pets and houseplants. While both bring joy...

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Can dogs or cats have allergies?

Pet Care

4 min read

Can dogs or cats have allergies?

Ahh, spring. The flowers are blooming. The sun is shining. And puffy clouds of pollen drift through the air,...

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Why is My Dog Limping? When to Worry

Dogs

5 min read

Why is My Dog Limping? When to Worry

Limping in dogs can be a cause for concern and an indication that something might be wrong with your...

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Why is your pet’s historical health record important?

Pet Care

3 min read

Why is your pet’s historical health record important?

“You’re the best translator between your pet and their care team.” Often the most vital information needed for diagnosing...

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Why do you need a health certificate for traveling with pets?

Pet Care

2 min read

Why do you need a health certificate for traveling with pets?

Air travel with pets is more common than you think. According to Pet Jets, an estimated 2 million domestic animals travel...

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Tips for planning a beach day with your pup.

Pet Care

3 min read

Tips for planning a beach day with your pup.

Here in Southern California, we’re lucky to have an abundance of picturesque, sandy beaches. It’s only natural that you...

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8 Tips for Traveling with a Pet

Pet Care

8 min read

8 Tips for Traveling with a Pet

For pet owners parents eager to hit the open road, many of us envision the glee on our pets’...

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12 Types of Cancers in Dogs and Cats

Cats

8 min read

12 Types of Cancers in Dogs and Cats

Unfortunately, one in five cats and one in four dogs will develop cancer over their lifetime. Fortunately, not all...

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7 Causes of Cancer in Cats

Cats

9 min read

7 Causes of Cancer in Cats

Between cozy cat cuddles and play sessions with your cat’s favorite feather toys, you do plenty to keep their...

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Signs and Symptoms of Cancer in Pets

Pet Care

7 min read

Signs and Symptoms of Cancer in Pets

Did you know that both cats and dogs have a 50% chance of getting cancer by ten years old?...

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Dog Cancer Prevention Tips

Pet Care

10 min read

Dog Cancer Prevention Tips

When your puppy is bouncing off the walls and gleefully chasing its tail in circles (how is this attached...

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Potential Complications After Your Dog’s C-Section

Pet Care

8 min read

Potential Complications After Your Dog’s C-Section

No matter how you do it, giving birth is quite the affair—and that goes for dogs, too. That is...

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How to Help Your Dog Recover After Surgery

Dogs

6 min read

How to Help Your Dog Recover After Surgery

Updated Feb 15, 2024 Dog surgery recovery can be a difficult process for both the pet owner and their...

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How to Help Your Cat Recover After Spaying or Neutering

Cats

5 min read

How to Help Your Cat Recover After Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering your cat can be a frightening experience for both you and your pet! Nevertheless, it is...

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What to Know Before Your Dog is Spayed or Neutered

Dogs

6 min read

What to Know Before Your Dog is Spayed or Neutered

Updated Feb 15, 2024 When considering whether or not to spay or neuter your dog, there are many factors...

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Spaying vs Neutering: What’s the Difference?

Cats

6 min read

Spaying vs Neutering: What’s the Difference?

One of our most significant choices for our beloved cats and dogs is whether to spay or neuter them....

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It’s summer: Watch out for heat stroke in dogs and cats.

Pet Care

4 min read

It’s summer: Watch out for heat stroke in dogs and cats.

As the weather warms up, there is an increased risk for heat stroke in cats and dogs. Knowing the...

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When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Cat: A Complete Guide

Cats

7 min read

When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Cat: A Complete Guide

As the saying goes, “Curiosity killed the cat,” but as responsible cat owners, we want to ensure that curiosity...

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What To Do When Your Dog or Cat Is Having An Emergency: An Essential Guide

Pet Care

6 min read

What To Do When Your Dog or Cat Is Having An Emergency: An Essential Guide

For the love of all things furry and four-legged, we adore our pets. They bring immense joy to our...

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When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Dog: Spotting the Warning Signs

Dogs

7 min read

When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Dog: Spotting the Warning Signs

Dogs are not just pets; they are part of our families. Like any family member, their health is essential....

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Navigating the Murky Waters of Pet Illness: How to Care For Your Sick Dog or Cat

Pet Care

7 min read

Navigating the Murky Waters of Pet Illness: How to Care For Your Sick Dog or Cat

When you first bring a furry friend into your life, you imagine endless days of play, cuddles, and companionship....

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5 Top Dental Problems in Dogs & Cats

Dental

8 min read

5 Top Dental Problems in Dogs & Cats

Whether it’s a case of persistent gingivitis or baby teeth that won’t budge, what’s true for human dental health...

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5 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth at Home

Dental

8 min read

5 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth at Home

Unlike humans, dogs don’t spend much time worrying about their oral hygiene. They’re too busy chewing sticks, rolling around in...

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Dog & Cat Dental Diseases Symptoms & Treatments

Dental

8 min read

Dog & Cat Dental Diseases Symptoms & Treatments

As pet owners, we love it when our dogs seem to smile at us or our cats greet us...

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Foxtails pose a serious threat to outdoor dogs and cats.

Cats

2 min read

Foxtails pose a serious threat to outdoor dogs and cats.

What dog doesn’t love running through a grassy field at the height of summer? This seemingly carefree activity comes...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Nurturing Your Pet’s Skin Health

Dogs

7 min read

A Comprehensive Guide to Nurturing Your Pet’s Skin Health

Dry, itchy skin in dogs can significantly impact their quality of life. It can lead to constant scratching, restlessness,...

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How to Treat Seasonal Allergies in Dogs: A Guide to Providing Relief and Care

Dogs

8 min read

How to Treat Seasonal Allergies in Dogs: A Guide to Providing Relief and Care

Understanding Seasonal Allergies in Dogs As the seasons change and nature comes to life, so does the possibility of...

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