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Its the PLAGUE!

The plague is not just a scary word from movies or old nursery rhymes. It is a threat that is just as real now as it was 200 years ago. The plague is alive and well in New Mexico. There have already been 2 reported cases this year. Where is the plague? Northern New Mexico [...]

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Why do dogs pant?

Did you know that dogs don’t sweat! Since dogs don’t sweat through their skin like humans their bodies have other ways of dealing with the heat! Dogs do sweat through their paw pads, but it’s not always enough. By panting dogs are able to circulate the necessary air through their bodies to cool down. Sometimes [...]

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Sign of a Normal Healthy Cat

Having a cat is great! As a responsible pet owner it is good to know the signs of a healthy cat as well as a sick on. 1. Even Breathing Though cats can sometimes pant, it is not a normal behavior and can indicate stress, overheating or a health problem. Your cats breathing should be [...]

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Why Do Cats Pant?

Unlike dogs, panting is a rare occurrence in cats, that can happen when they are stressed. It is a response they will have to environmental changes (overheated), such as anxiety, fear, excitement, or heat. It is not good for them to be panting heavily, so try to calm them down and keep them in a cool [...]

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Persian Cats: Special Cats Special Needs

Persian cats are an amazing breed of cat. With their long silky fur and distinctive flat faces, they are a favorite among cat owners. They are known for having sweet, affectionate personalities and make great lap cats as the prefer lounging around the house to running around it. However, there are some health requirements that [...]

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It is a Tumor! Finding Fatty Tumors in Dogs

Petting your dog does more than make your pup feel loved. It can also help you find fatty tumors! Fatty tumors, a.k.a. lipomas, are subcutaneous (underneath the skin) masses or tumors that develop commonly in dogs. They are easy to overlook because they often don’t have a big effect on the overall well being of your [...]

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When Tears are More Than Stains

Although your poodle is cute having no streaks under his eyes would make him even cuter! Dog eye discharge and tear staining are common problems so you’re not the only one with a crying friend! Plus they can be more than just a messy face. Sometimes staining can indicate another problem. Make sure you know [...]

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Should you shave your pet for summer?

You may think shaving your pet this summer is a great idea but think again before you go for the clippers! When summer comes along we shed our clothes until we are in shorts or swimsuits. So why not do the same for our best friends – does shaving really keep pets cooler? Most veterinarians [...]

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Hairballs: Hacking For Your Health

A very hairy kitty! No two ways about it: Hairballs in cats are unpleasant. Hairballs (or trichobezoars) are not just disagreeable for the person who has to clean them up: they can cause intestinal blockages. This is not good since this can be a serious health problem for your cat! Your cat will groom itself [...]

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