Noticing Symptoms of Pet Cancer May Lead to Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Dog and human holding hands.

One of the best things that pets have going for them is the neverending love and support of their human companions. Responsible, dedicated pet owners lovingly protect their pets from all sorts of illnesses and injuries, and promote day-to-day wellbeing, comfort, and safety. To determine daily health and wellness, owners may assess their pet’s appearance and behavior and make notes of any changes, however subtle or slight. In this way, pet owners might be able to see the first signs of pet cancer long before they are clinically identifiable.

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Food Aggression in Cats

A grey tabby Maine coon kitten sits by his food bowl..

If you’re a proud cat parent—particularly in a multi-cat household—you might occasionally witness a feeding frenzy that includes snarling, shoving, and swatting. Why? Because some cats get quite possessive of their kibble. A rare instance of this behavior is probably nothing to worry about, but if your cat’s mealtimes are routinely punctuated by hissing, growling, or full-on attacks on other pets and people, you could be dealing with food aggression, and it’s time to put the kibosh on it. 

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Home Pet Dental Care: The Key to a Healthy Mouth

A cat playing with a toothbrush.

By age 3, up to 85 percent of pet dogs and cats exhibit some signs of periodontal disease. Untreated periodontal disease can spell big problems for a pet, including damage to the heart, kidneys, and other major organs, not to mention possible tooth loss and significant pain.

Anything a pet owner can do to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar buildup on their pets’ teeth will have a big impact on the overall health. Regular home pet dental care is key in keeping your pet’s pearly whites healthy. Good oral health can add years to a pet’s life, and can keep those years more comfortable.

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Prepare for the Worst: How to Recognize and Treat Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

A cat playing in snow

Most pet owners develop a certain mindset regarding their pet’s overall health and safety. The concept of “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” might not necessarily be the healthiest or most sustainable, but it can serve to keep pets as safe as possible. Regarding antifreeze poisoning in pets, being able to assess a pet’s risk of exposure is an important key. It’s also essential to know what the symptoms are and what to do if your pet ever shows signs of poisoning.

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How to Score Trending Pet Toys This Holiday Season

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If you are like most pet owners, you’re always on the lookout for new and interesting items for your pet. It is crucial to encourage play and problem solving at home, but that doesn’t mean all toys and games are fun or satisfying to your pet. In fact, many commercially available products have become sort of humdrum or lackluster, in part because you’ve already bought them for your pet. The pet industry continues to evolve and we’ve got the skinny on this year’s trending pet toys.

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The Feline Fanatic’s Guide to Cat Hyperthyroidism

A grey tabby looks excited.

Some of our feline friends have the ability to eat whatever they want and still lose weight. No, it’s not the latest fad diet, and honestly it is not as good as it might sound, either. A super metabolism might sound appealing, but the reality is that it can have some pretty detrimental effects.

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Tips for Flying with Your Pets

A dog wearing sunglasses in an airport.

There is always a risk that traveling with pets can cause a little bit of stress for your furry friends. Flying with pets definitely presents its own set of challenges, but with a little bit of planning, this experience can be fun and safe for everyone.

For better preparations, add the following tips to your list, pronto!

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A Guide to Diabetes in Dogs

A dog next to a syringe.

In some ways animals and humans are very similar. Unfortunately, this means they are affected by many of the same disease processes that humans face. One of these shared experiences is the development of diabetes mellitus. About 1 in 500 pets is affected by diabetes. So what do you need to know about diabetes in dogs? Keep reading to learn about how this disease affects our pets and how to recognize it.

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Understanding Dog Vaccines

A ridgeback puppy gets a vaccine.

Most pet owners are on board with the fact that their dog needs some vaccinations to keep their furry family member safe and healthy. But what vaccines do dogs need? Are dog vaccines safe? When do you start to vaccinate a puppy? Dupont Veterinary Clinic has all the information you need when it comes to understanding dog vaccines. 

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How to Leash Train a Puppy in 5 Easy Steps

Woman trains Corgi puppy on a leash.

Walking on a leash with some manners is an essential skill for any well-groomed pup, from a tiny shih tzu to a gargantuan great Dane. How to get a puppy to walk on a leash like a civilized being isn’t always apparent, though. Based on our years of experience, your friends at Dupont Veterinary Clinic have the tips you need on how to leash train a puppy successfully. Read on to learn our secrets.

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