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The Effects Of Smoking On Dogs And Cats

22 October 2015
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Secondhand smoke is harmful to others around you, but it may also be hurting your dog or cat. The effects of cigarette smoke on dogs and cats is becoming more well-known thanks to newer research. Understanding the types of diseases caused by smoking can help you take further steps to protect your dogs and cats. Nasal Sinus Cancer Smoking can increase the risk of nasal sinus cancer. Dogs with long nasal passages are more likely to develop tumors of the sinuses than dogs with shorter nasal passages. Read More …

There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (And That’s Bad For Your Long-Eared Dog)

21 October 2015
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If you live with a dog that has floppy ears, you also live with the slapping noise caused by a serious head-shake. Coming indoors on a cold day, waking up from a nap, or turning that wrong-side-out ear right-side-in — all are accompanied by a noisy canine shimmy. You probably know that excessive head-shaking is a sign of trouble, but did you know that the shaking itself can cause trauma to your dog's ears? Read More …

5 Ways To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

19 October 2015
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A chubby dog might be as cute as a button, but all that extra weight is not good for his health. Obesity can increase a dog's risk of several diseases including diabetes and cancer. If your pooch is currently overweight, there are several things you can do to help him get down to a healthy weight. Switch to Grain Free Kibble Traditional kibble contains corn and other fillers that are high in calories and not very nutritious for your dog. Read More …

3 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for a Day Care Interview

16 October 2015
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Not all dog day care centers ask for interviews, but many do. This is to ensure that your dog will be a good fit with the day care. For example, if your dog is aggressive towards strangers or doesn't get along well with other dogs, they will be unhappy in a large social setting like a day care, and they will also disturb the other dogs. If there is an interview, a good first step is to ask the day care what the process is like. Read More …

What You Need To Know About Cropping Your Bulldog’s Ears

14 October 2015
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If you're the owner of a bully breed, you may be interested in having your dog's ears cropped. There are several things to know before you decide to undergo this surgery so you can make the best choice for you and your dog. The Ear Cropping Process Ear cropping surgery is a procedure used to alter the size and shape of your bulldog's ears. Typically, this procedure is performed on puppies, though a vet, like Animal Clinic of Bensonhurst, may perform it on older dogs. Read More …