As the largest organ of your dog’s body, the skin has its work cut out for it. Working in conjunction with the coat, the skin provides a physical barrier to protect your dog’s internal organs from external threats. The skin also works with your dog’s immune system, helping to protect the body from allergens and…

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Acute kidney injury (AKI), a condition where the kidneys abruptly stop working properly, can cause dangerous or even deadly amounts of toxins to build up in the bloodstream over the course of days or even hours. However, depending on the cause of the injury and how quickly the dog is treated, it may be possible…

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As your kids get ready to go back to school, it’s also time for your pets to spend more time alone, without their favorite people. Some pets may enjoy the peace and quiet, but for others, suddenly being alone for hours at a time can be stressful. In severe cases, separation anxiety develops, which can…

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When potty training a puppy, it’s inevitable that some accidents are going to happen. Potty training is a long-term learning process, and it may take your puppy a few months to get it right. So while your puppy is still learning, here are some tips on the best way to clean up puppy pee and…

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Doing business outside the litter box is the most common behavioral problem in cats. In some cases, it may be due to an underlying disease process, such as feline lower urinary tract disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). Other times, the cat may avoid the box for a number of other reasons:…

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