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Taking the bite out of Fleas & Ticks

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TAKING THE BITE OUT OF FLEAS AND TICKS Fleas are truly devoted to their work. In one day, a single flea can bite your cat or dog more than 400 times. During that same day, the flea can consume more than its body weight of your pet’s blood. And before it’s through, a female flea can lay hundreds of eggs on your pet, ensuring that its work will be carried on by generations to come. Flea bites may be merely a nuisance to some pets, but to others, they can be dangerous. They can cause flea allergy dermatitis—an allergic reaction…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Havanese

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Havanese are small dogs weighing seven to 13 pounds. The height ranges from 8 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at the shoulder. The body is longer than tall; they have drop ears and a tail that curls over the back. Havanese generally mature at 1 year of age, although they reach their full size around 6 to 8 months. The Havanese coat is straight or wavy. This dog was often called the “Havana silk dog” because the coat, while double-coated, feels like fine silk. The adult coat reaches a length of six to eight inches. Unlike the bichon, the Havanese…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Border Collie

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Border collies are medium-sized dogs. Males stand as tall as 22 inches and weigh up to about 45 pounds (20 kilograms). Females stand as tall as 21 inches and weigh up to about 42 pounds (19 kilograms). They look like a lighter-weight Australian shepherd, but instead of the bobtail characteristic of the Aussie, border collies have a feathered tail that reaches to the hocks. The head is like that of a collie, and the body is slightly longer than the dog is tall. The ears stand but the tips drop over, giving them a jaunty appearance. Some border collies have…

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Local Pet Event Alert – Strut Your Mutt Bethesda

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Fun Local Pet Event For The Entire Family! Strut Your Mutt Bethesda 2013 will take place on May 18 between 10AM and 3PM in the Woodmont Triangle Area of Bethesda at Norfolk Ave. and Woodmont Ave. The day will be packed with fun activities for kids, adults, and their best friend! Parking is available in Public Parking Garage #11, at Woodmont Avenue and Norfolk Ave. 2013 FESTIVAL TIMELINE: 10:00am – 3:00pm Registration, Dog Vendors, Music 10:00am – 3:00pm Kids Play Area – Moonbounces and Games 10:00am – 2:00pm Raffle – win 50% of the pot – you need not be…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Keeshond

The Keeshond (pronounced KAYZ-hawnd) is a double-coated breed. This coat consists of a woolly undercoat and a longer guard coat. The undercoat is a pale gray or cream color and the outer guard hairs are a mixture of gray and black with black tips. Twice a year, Keeshonden “blow,” or shed their undercoats completely. This intense shedding period can last up to three weeks. Keeshonden appear larger than they really are because of their full, thick coat. The average height of a mature Keeshond (over 2 years old) is 17″ for females and 18″ for males. The weight is ideally…

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Great Pet Product Savings In The Month Of May

  COUPON ALERT – Wellness Checkup Discount Offer From Merial (March 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013) Choose your savings: – $25.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS And 12 Doses Of HEARTGARD or – $15.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS. *Note – Coupon will be applied at time of purchase. Frontline & Heartgard Offers:   * Buy 3 Frontline treatments and receive 1 FREE   * Buy 6 Frontline treatment and receive 2 FREE   * $12.00 Rebate from Merial When you purchase 12 pack of…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Males range from 23 to 26 inches in height and about 65 to 80 pounds (29 to 36 kilograms); females range from 21 to 24 inches and weigh from about 55 to 70 pounds (25 to 32 kilograms). Chesapeake Bay retrievers are gracefully proportioned. The head is round and broad. The jaws are long enough to grasp game birds, and short enough to ensure a strong grip. The hanging ears are smallish and set well up on the head. The body and tail are medium in length. The chest is deep and wide. A distinctive feature is that the hindquarters are…

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Why Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

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Veterinarians and dentists recommend that you brush your dog’s teeth as often as possible! Some say once a day, some say two to three times a week. Brushing as frequently as possible is the most effective way of preventing tooth decay and helping to preserve oral health, particularly if you have a dog prone to bad teeth. For dogs, the most important factor in brushing is the abrasiveness of the tooth-brush. You don’t want a brush so rigid that they’ll hurt your dog’s gums so choose bristles that are soft and will fit in your dog’s mouth appropriately. This mechanical…

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A Pet Owners Guide To Flea Control:

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What Are Fleas? Fleas are blood-feeding parasites that can infest many species of birds and mammals. Although fleas on dogs and cats don’t infest people, fleas may bite people if an area is heavily infested. Flea infestation is one of the most common medical problems veterinarians see, and pets suffer greatly from this condition. Flea bites can trigger severe allergic reactions in some pets. The intense itching caused by flea infestation causes pets to scratch and bite themselves. This can lead to skin wounds, skin infections, and general misery for your pet. Even if your pet is not allergic to…

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Leptospirosis In Pets

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Leptospirosis is a serious and potentially fatal bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans. The disease typically attacks the kidneys and liver of infected dogs. It is transmitted to dogs through contact with contaminated water, soil, or surfaces. Localized outbreaks may occur in areas that have recently experienced flooding. Infected dogs require treatment with antibiotics and fluid therapy. The risk of infection can be reduced by attempting to avoid high-risk environments; vaccination of individual dogs may be recommended. What Is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a potentially serious disease caused by the bacterium Leptospira interrogans. It affects dogs but can also…

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