What is Medical Boarding for Dogs and Cats?

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Some owners try to bring their pets to a typical kennel or cattery, only to find that they cannot accommodate the animal’s needs and medical boarding is required. If your pet has special needs, is chronically … Read More

What to Look for in a Kennel

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During the holidays, many pet owners are forced to put their dogs in a kennel. But you don’t want to trust your beloved pet to just anyone! There are certain qualities that you should look for … Read More

How to Get Your Puppy Accustomed to Grooming, Ear Cleaning, Toothbrushing and Nail Clipping

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Puppyhood is an important time for your dog, as it’s a time when your pet is open to new experiences. For a puppy, nearly everything is a first! Therefore, it’s easier to teach a puppy to … Read More

Pet Safety Tips for After the Holidays

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The holiday season poses many dangers to cats, dogs, birds and other pets, and many pet owners do take precautions to avoid injury or loss of a pet during the actual holiday celebrations. But many owners … Read More

Does My Dog Have Tapeworms?

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Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite that can affect cats, dogs and other pets. These parasites can cause serious discomfort for your pet, in addition to robbing the animal’s body of nutrients. The most common species of … Read More

Exercises to Help a Submissive Dog

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In an extremely submissive dog, there are a number of exercises that you can try to use as confidence-building activities. By building confidence and eliminating extreme submissive attitude, your dog will no longer experience submissive urination, … Read More

How to Help a Dog With Submissive Urination

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  Dogs who engage in submissive urination can be difficult pets, as they’re consistently producing puddles and correcting the dog can do more harm than good. In fact, many dogs who engage in this behavior cannot … Read More

Is My Dog Submissive?

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Have you ever wondered, “Is my dog submissive?” In moderation, submission is a good trait in a dog, as the owner should be the alpha in the relationship. But extreme submissive behaviors can be problematic for … Read More

How to Administer Ear Drops to a Dog With an Ear Infection

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Antibiotic ear drops are among the most common treatment for a dog’s ear infection, whether it’s a bacterial infection or a fungal infection such as yeast. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t administer ear drops properly and … Read More

Signs of an Ear Infection in Your Dog

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Bacterial ear infections are a relatively common ailment in dogs, especially dogs with long, floppy ears. The floppy ears create an ideal environment for bacteria growth, since the ear canal is covered by the ear flap. … Read More

Signs of a Yeast Infection in a Dog’s Ears

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Wondering “Does my dog have an ear infection?” There are a number of symptoms that are indicative of an ear infection in your pet. Today, we’ll explore the symptoms of a yeast infection affecting your dog’s … Read More

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

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Cleaning your dog’s ears is an important task that should be performed on a weekly basis to reduce the chances if a bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Frequent ear cleanings will also provide you with … Read More

How to Use a Flea Comb on a Dog or Cat

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Flea combs serve as an effective method for removing fleas and flea dirt from your pet’s coat. They can serve as a semi-effective tool for managing a flea infestation in a pet who is allergic to … Read More

Pet Care Tip — Keep Pedialyte in Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

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Pedialyte is a vital element of your pet’ first aid kit, as it can help prevent dehydration in a dog who is vomiting, experiencing diarrhea or in the case of a dog who is refusing to … Read More

How to Feed a Dog With an Upset Stomach and Promote Recovery After Vomiting

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When a dog has an upset stomach, it’s important to take a conservative approach when offering food, as it will take some time for the dog’s stomach to calm. Offering food too soon or offering too … Read More

How to Help a Sick Dog Who Won’t Eat

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Is your dog sick and refusing to eat? This can be a frightening experience for a pet owner and sometimes, there is a fairly simple remedy that will help a sick dog and encourage him to … Read More

How to Get Your Dog to Take a Pill

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Wondering how to get your dog to take medication in pill form? Put down the pill shooter and don’t worry about wrestling with your pet or trying to pry open his jaws! Instead, use food to … Read More

How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing the Leash

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Is your dog chewing the leash? It’s an annoying and potentially dangerous problem, as the leash could unexpectedly break due to damage. Fortunately, there are a few simple measures that can enable you to stop your … Read More

FAQs on Caring for a Dog’s Wound or Cut

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Did your dog get a cut or bite wound? Once you wash and clean the pet’s wound,  owners are often faced with several questions following an injury. Here, we’ll address some of the most common inquiries. … Read More

How to Care for a Dog’s Wound

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Did your dog suffer a cut, scrape or bite wound? Many minor wounds will heal on their own, as long as you provide proper care. One vital element of care is cleaning the wound. The sooner … Read More

How to Determine if Your Dog is Allergic to Flea Medications

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Many pet owners purchase flea and tick medications without much thought about the impact that these drugs can have on a pet. In fact, some pets are actually allergic to flea and tick drops, sprays and … Read More

Cool Pet Products in Celebration of Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! According to a Petfinder.com survey, 30% of shelters and rescue groups said older pets are the hardest to find homes for. The site, which helps unite adoptable pets with people who are … Read More

Using Medication Info Tags for Chronically Ill Pets

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Many dogs and cats require medication on a daily basis. For many pets with conditions such as Addison’s Disease, Cushing’s Disease, epilepsy and diabetes, these daily doses of pet medications are life-saving and without these drugs, … Read More

What is Flea Dirt and How Can I Tell if My Dog Has Fleas?

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Have you ever wondered, “What are those black specks in my dog’s fur?” Well, unfortunately, those little black specks are flea dirt. In layman’s terms, it’s flea poop. And where there’s flea poop, there are also … Read More

How to Take a Dog’s Temperature

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If you’re wondering, “Is my dog sick?”, taking the pet’s temperature is one of the first things the dog owner should do. By taking the dog’s temperature, you will be able to gauge the potential severity … Read More

How to Keep Pets Safe During the Thanksgiving Holiday

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Thanksgiving is a time of joy and celebration, but this and other holidays can pose dangers to your cats, dogs and other pets! Conversely, your guests may also be at risk of injury during a holiday … Read More

What is an Aural Hematoma?

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Dogs and even some cats are prone to aural hematomas. An aural hematoma is a pocket of blood and fluid that forms in the pet’s ear flap, between the skin and the cartilage. The hematoma will … Read More

Why Does My Dog Like Socks?

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Pet owners are often perplexed when it comes to dog behaviors and habits. Many dog lovers are left wondering, “Why do dogs like socks?” There are several reasons for a dog’s sock obsession. In order to … Read More

What is a Dog’s Normal Temperature?

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A healthy dog’s temperature will be between 100.5 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of the two-degree normal temperature range for dogs, it’s important to know your dog’s baseline — his temperature when he’s healthy. … Read More

Mia Carter Returns to PetLvr!

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Hello, PetLvr readers! My name is Mia Carter and in the coming months, I’ll be bringing you an array of articles on pet health, pet care, training and lots of other topics! I’ve contributed to PetLvr … Read More

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