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What Causes a Dog’s Stomach to Swell?

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Have you noticed swelling or bloating in your dog’s stomach? A swollen abdomen in dogs can be a lethal emergency, or it could be caused by something simple, like overeating. One way you can make sure your dog stays in …

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Saving Your Pet from an Itchy Problem: Fleas

Every parent to a furry pet knows how much of a nuisance fleas can be. At best your pets become itchy and skittish, at worst they become miserable and lethargic. And just like ticks, fleas can be a vector for …

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Pet Skin And Allergy Care

It is easy to get distracted by the health and condition of your pet’s coat, but forget about the importance of the wellbeing of the skin underneath. It may surprise you to know that, although often covered in hair, your …

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Parasite Prevention and Control for Pets

Parasite infestations are an extremely common part of animal ownership. The term parasite is used to describe an organism that lives either inside or on the skin of another organism. In the case for pets, parasites benefit by taking its …

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Leia M.

A 4 year old, spayed female, German Shepherd Dog named Leia was seen by Doctor Alcorn for ongoing skin disease. Leia had a two month history of horrible skin disease and been examined and treated by two other veterinarians over …

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Is Your Pet Not Eating Their Dry Food?

It’s not uncommon for pets to turn their nose up at dry food. However, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. In most cases, pets are shy about eating dry food, because their mouth hurts. This pain keeps …

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Is Spaying and Neutering Safe?

​​​​​There is an animal homelessness crisis across much of the world, a lot of which is fueled by the increasing demand for pedigree dogs and cats and in particular, infant pedigree pets. New breeding combinations have created unique furry friends …

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How to Make a Dog and Cat Get Along

The topic of cats versus dogs might seem like a scene from a cartoon. However, the dispute has lasted for a long time. In fact, it’s so archaic that folklores from a variety of cultures have written about the feud. …

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How to Know When your Cat is Sick

As much as many cats love their owners, most feline friends are very laid-back, relaxed and independent creatures. If you have an indoor cat then she may still prefer to chill out by herself in her favorite sun-lit corner, while …

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