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Popular Dog Names - Check Out the Top Names

There are thousands of pet names. We have common names, uncommon names, cool names, great names for strays and even names by hair color. Here are 1200 pet names for dogs and cats. Here is a list of the top dog names. Unusual Names - How about some unusual names - some of these are really great! Cool Dog Names - Here are some ideas for cool pet names.
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What Happens When Cat Food Expires?

Good nutrition is import to cats. Most pet foods come with a “best when used by” or “expiration” date on the package. Some pet owners wonder how carefully these recommendations need to be followed. Does the food actually go bad? Does it lose its nutrients? Today I'd like to answer these questions. Ideally, to be safest, neither you nor your pet should eat anything that has expired.
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Why has my dog lost 10 kilograms?

Our question this week was: My dog has lost 10 kilos since October and he is really tired and depressed all the time he has no life in him and his appetite has gone. He drinks well and will eat our food but will not touch his own. The vet has done a blood test and liver and kidneys are good and no diabetes.
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Your Guide to Cat Adoption

You have decided to adopt one of the millions of cats waiting for a home. The big concern now is how to get ready for your new arrival. Here are some tips to make the transition more enjoyable. 1. Get Your Home Ready. Cat proofing your home is important and can be life-saving. This includes making sure that there are no toxins such as rat poison, slug bait or antifreeze accessible to your new cat.
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Tips on What Should Be in Your Dogs Medicine Cabinet

There are some medications that may be helpful to have in your dog's medicine cabinet. They can be used in the case of injury or an emergency. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before giving any medicines to your dog. Your dog's medicine cabinet should have the following items: 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Diphenhydramine Kaopectate Triple Antibiotic Ointment Isopropyl Alcohol Bandages and Tape Oral Dose Syringe/Pill Gun/Pill Splitter For more information on how these items are used, please read Your Dogs Medicine Cabinet.
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What is the prognosis for diaphragmatic hernia in cats?

Our question this week was: Doctor - My cat was hit by a car about 2 years ago and suffered a tear in her DIAPHRAGM. It was not detected until 3 months later. She had a 70% breach of intestinal material, collapsed a lung and displaced her heart. Surgery resolved it and checks 6 weeks confirmed her heart was corrected, 10 months later confirmed correct heart sounds.
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