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Thanksgiving s a wonderful time for friends, family and holiday feasts, but it’s also a time for possible distress for our furry friends. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink, and you won’t be so happy with…

1. Whether you’re hosting guest or traveling, check that your pet is wearing a collar and tag with your current contact information. 2. Update your pet’s microchip. If your pet isn’t microchipped, call your local shelter or veterinarian to make an appointment today! 3. If you’re leaving town without your pet, use a good pet…

Your cat’s constipation may seem like a minor concern—but, hey, it’ll “pass,” right? Not so fast. This relatively common condition can become dangerous if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know. Constipation happens when feces builds up in the colon, hardens and becomes difficult to pass. The prevailing cause is dehydration. Diseases that can…

1. Visit your veterinarian. Your dog should be current on vaccinations, and fl ea and intestinal parasite preventives before running around with other dogs at the dog park. Before a dog park visit is also a great time to talk about your dog’s temperament and whether he’s ready to engage with other pets and people…