Wellness

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Dehydration in Dogs

Dehydration occurs when fluid levels drop to less than normal. This is due to either reduced water intake or increased fluid loss. Fluid loss can be due to overheating in hot weather or a bout of vomiting or diarrhea, especially in puppies.
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How Much Water Should My Cat Drink?

Water is essential for helping the kidneys flush out toxics from the blood. Water also helps keep other organ tissues hydrated and healthy. Dehydration in cats is dangerous, and if not treated, can lead to death.
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Quick Quiz: What Do You Know About Dogs Left in Cars?

Leaving your dogs alone in the car could be fatal.
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How Much Water Should My Guinea Pig Drink?

To be on the safe side, you should always leave a bowl of fresh water for your guinea pig throughout the day. It really depends on the individual pig but a basic observation of whether your guinea pig drinks alot, a little or none will be very useful. That way you will be able to notice if there is a change in habits.
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How Much Water Should My Rabbit Drink?

The importance of adequate water intake cannot be overstated. A rabbit who does not drink sufficient water will gradually begin to suffer desiccation of the intestinal contents. Skin tenting, a common method used by veterinarians to gauge the state of hydration in many animals, is not a good gauge of hydration in rabbits.
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Dental Care for Dogs

Caring for your dog includes caring for his or her teeth. Dogs may resist having their teeth brushed, but it will be something they will grow to enjoy and eventually thank you for.
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How Much Water Should My Hamster Drink?

Water is an important part of a hamster’s diet and should be available at all times. You may use a gravity-flow bottle, placed at an acceptable height, where the hamster is comfortable reaching to. Water should be changed daily to ensure that algae do not form in your hamster’s water bottle.
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Top 10 Poisonous Foods for Cats

1. Medications for people: Pets have a much greater sensitivity to many of the common over-the-counter and prescription medications that may be in your home.
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Smoking Kills Our Pets

The detrimental effects smoking has on humans are well known, and recent studies have shown that second-hand smoke affects our pets just as badly, or worse.
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The Truth About Dogs and Chocolate

If you find that you love sharing your sweets with your dog, you may be in for a (nasty) treat.