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Yuck 101: Why Your Dog Vomits

(PET CARE) Have you noticed your dog gagging as of late? While doggies often vomit simply from overeating, vomiting may be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Read on to learn about the possible vomiting triggers and make sure your pup feels better as soon as possible. — Global Animal

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White cats are quite susceptible to sunburns. Photo credit: Vetmeduni Vienna

It’s Summer: Protect Your Pet From The Sun

(PET CARE/ANIMAL HEALTH) It’s summertime, and though you may remember to protect your own skin with sunblock, don’t forget about protecting your pets, too! Just like humans, pets are also susceptible to skin damage.
Although certain animal breeds are more likely to experience skin damage than others, it’s important to stay informed about the possible health risks of sun exposure. Continue reading for more on how to protect your pet from the summer sun. — Global Animal

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Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

(PET TIPS) The 4th of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters. Dogs are found wandering terrified on the streets after being scared from home by fireworks. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your pets safe and their anxiety levels at a minimum during this patriotic holiday. — Global Animal

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Top 10 Fourth Of July Pet Safety Tips

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE/PET SAFETY) Fourth of July fireworks are all fun and games until Fido gets hurt. What we know as a spectacular holiday tradition is pretty terrifying for our beloved pets and wildlife. The panic brought on by fireworks can cause pets to run away, injure themselves, or even get killed, and can also cause wild animals to abandon their babies and exhibit other life-threatening behaviors. Read on to find out how you can ensure your pets are safe this Independence Day. — Global Animal

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Lisa is 6 weeks old. Photo Credit: Beth Caldwell (CATS/KITTENS)

Cat Training Tips For The Purr-fect Pet

(PET CARE/CATS) Learning about cat behavior is an important part of training your new pet. It’s vital to remember that positive reinforcement is key, so make sure to use rewards to help teach your cat new behavior. With encouragement, you and your cat can accomplish amazing things. Read on for more on understanding cat behavior as well as training tips using treats and other non-food rewards. — Global Animal

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The Truth About Declawing: What Your Vets Aren’t Telling You

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PETS) Declawing a cat is the equivalent to amputating a human finger at the third knuckle, and yet twenty-two million domestic cats per year are declawed in the United States—a third of which reap serious behavioral and physical consequences from the procedure. Due to a general ignorance and perpetuation by greedy vets, the procedure remains one of the most common in the United States for family pets. The detrimental results of this procedure has led to its ban in over twenty countries but it’s a trend not followed by the U.S. due to the backlash from national veterinary associations who reap tremendous financial gain from the practice. — Global Animal

 

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How To Toilet Train Your Cat

(CATS/PET CARE) We’ve got the scoop on saying buh-bye to the litter box. Toilet training your cat not only makes your life easier, but it might also make your cat happier, too. Learn how to train your cat to use the toilet—and why it can be a win-win for you and your pet. — Global Animal

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