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Nosing Around – A Closer Look at your Pet's Nose

As the weather becomes colder, changes in temperature and humidity may be affecting your cat’s or dog’s nose. Let’s take a look at what you can do at home to care for the nose of your furry friends! Thanks to Theresa R. for this pic of Oliver! In both cats and dogs, a nose that is cool and moist is commonly thought to be an indicator of general well-being, but this is not necessarily always correct. While most pets do typically have relatively cool and moist noses -most of the time- some individuals tend to have comparatively warmer, drier noses, and this need not be cause for concern in itself. You may have a dry nose cat, or a dry...

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Tear Stains and Your Pet - not just a cosmetic issue

We recently asked our readers what pet health and behavior problems they were most interested in learning more about, and “What causes tear stains in dogs and cats?” and “What’s the best way to remove tear stains?” were among the top questions we received. In my research for this article, I’ve discovered that tear staining is a more complicated issue than I had previously assumed. Here’s why:There are several possible contributing factors and underlying causes when it comes to tear stains in pets, each requiring a different treatment, and often several of these different factors are present in a single animal.  In the following paragraphs we will describe these, and suggest some tips for dealing with tear stains, but it...

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Barking up the Right Tree! Health Benefits of Pine Bark Extract for your Pet

(Heath Benefits / History / Additional Info / Endurapet & Pine Bark / Further Reading / References) photo courtesy of tacticalintelligence.net Pine bark extract is amazing. Period. It is not only beneficial to humans, but it can drastically benefit dogs and cats of all ages. Pine bark extract can help fight inflammation (arthritis, hip dysplasia and the effects of aging), and it has been shown to improve circulation, immune response, and more. According to their guardians, agility dogs are thriving on it, and senior pets can find relief from the pain and inflammation symptoms of a variety of age related conditions. Pine bark extract has been used by humans in various forms for centuries, and now it is helping dogs...

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Feral Cats: Part I

  Breaking News: Shocking!  Family moves ~ leaves feline   family member to fend for herself!   Oh wouldn’t it be great if this kind of behavior were newsworthy and seen as scandalous?   What if abandoning furry family members was truly a punishable offense? Sadly, the reason we don’t see this kind of headline is because this sort of behavior in humans is all too common.  When discarded like this, family pets have no choice but to try and make it on their own.  If they do not meet an untimely end, the majorities of these pets become feral or are scooped up by animal control.  Very few find themselves swept off their paws fairy-tale style and find themselves in...

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