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What to Look for in a Dog Boarding Facility

As much as you love your dog, it is hard to travel with them everywhere. You may need to move by faith and leave them in a boarding facility. It is a leap of faith because you can never be 100 percent sure. It may not be the best of experiences for your dog. However, there are several things you can look for when you are shopping for a boarding facility.

6 Essential Ways Pet Grooming Keeps Your Pets Healthy

A national survey conducted a few years ago shows that about two-thirds of dog owners understand that grooming can positively impact their dog’s health. However, only 37 percent regularly take their canine companions to a professional pet groomer. 

Common Pet Emergencies and How to React

Owning a pet is a commitment and it is important to understand common pet emergencies so you can respond in a timely way. Restlessness, extreme panting, agitation, increased heart rate, aggression, or lethargy are all signs of possible pet discomfort.

Pet Vaccines: Routine Schedules for Dogs and Cats

How often should you vaccinate your dog and cat? Vaccines are an essential part of your pet's health care routine. But it may be challenging to determine which ones your pet needs and when to get them. Things can get even more complicated when you include core (mandatory) and non-core vaccines (suggested by your vet).

Top 5 Things That Could Be Making Your Dog Itchy

Does your pup constantly scratch with seemingly no relief? Are you hearing the constant jangle of his collar and tag as he scratches his neck all day? Or perhaps you notice that your dog’s favorite activity every day is licking his paws. If you see any excessive itching or licking, it is important to act on it...

The Best in Pet Summer Gear

Aside from fresh, cool water and patches of inviting deep shade, what does your pet really need to thrive during the summer months? There are loads of available products that enrich a pet’s summer experiences, but equally important are items that enhance their safety.

No Magic Wand? Real Life Pet First-Aid

There are few things worse than a pet emergency. The animal is scared, in pain, and defensive, and if you’re neither calm nor prepared, the situation can go from zero to sixty in a hot second...

The Basics of Clicker Training Your Cat

Cats are notorious for being independent and not-so-eager to please their masters. The Pet’s Place Animal Hospital is ready to let you in on a little secret, though. You can most definitely train your kitty, and in fact, clicker training your cat is a very rewarding and useful endeavor. Keep reading to learn how.

What is a Reverse Sneeze, and Can it Hurt My Pet?

If you’ve been a dog owner for some time, particularly if you’ve had dogs with short snouts, such as Pugs or Boxers, chances are you’ve witnessed a reverse sneeze—a phenomenon fairly common in dogs but rarely seen in cats. These sudden, spasm-like outbursts consist of rapid inhalations through the nose followed by forceful honking sounds.

Breaking Down the Reverse Sneeze

A reverse sneeze, or paroxysmal respiration, occurs when your dog pulls air quickly in through the nose, as opposed to pushing it out like with a regular sneeze. This is often the result of an irritant affecting the nasopharynx, which is located at the back of the throat...

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