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Walking With Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

February 22nd is Walking the Dog Day. Many people love taking their dogs on adventures near and far, but what are the chances you could be pushing your dog too hard?

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Brrrr! Does My Pet Need a Sweater?

By Amy Shojai

When the temperature drops, people pull on sweaters. Dogs and cats don't have the benefit of pulling something out of the closet to wear. While Texas winters tend to be mild, abrupt changes in the weather often leave pets shivering in shock. So, does your pet need a sweater? The answer is--it depends.

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Could Pulling on the Leash Hurt Your Dog?

By Caryl Wolff

Your dog pulls while walking on a leash, which can lead to gagging and coughing. Your response may be to jerk the leash to stop him, but there can be long-lasting effects on his health. Discover the safest way to walk and stop your dog's pulling.

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How to Find Lost Pets When Disaster Strikes

By Amy Shojai

People become separated from pets during disasters in any number of ways. To be reunited with your missing pets, follow these tips. I pray only one tip will find your missing fur-kids, but don't stop there until all avenues are exhausted. Your pets want to come home just as much as you want to find them.

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Emergency Disaster Planning for Pets

By PetSafe Guest

It's hurricane season, so now's the time to prep your emergency plan for your family, including your pets. A disaster can happen anytime, so even if you don't live in a tornado or hurricane zone, it's good to be ready for anything.

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Is Your Pet Door Secure?

By Audrey Pavia

Pet doors are one of the greatest inventions of all time for pet owners. No more worries about accidents or rushing home to let pets out. The downside of pet doors can be worries about security. If your dog can get in and out of a pet door, then can't a burglar do that too?

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Where Did That Toy Go?

By Tony Johnson

As an emergency vet, one of the most common medical problems that we see in the clinic is the case of a dog or cat who's chewed up a toy or eaten something they shouldn't and is now vomiting. Here's how to keep your dog or cat safe from eating something they shouldn't and save a trip to the emergency vet.