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Healthy Fluffy: Home Dental Care

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center Although dogs and cats are quite different from us in many ways, one commonality is the fact that we all have teeth and that our teeth are made of bone. You know that you are supposed to take good care of your own teeth and brush them…

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Healthy Fluffy: Tooth Injuries

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center  Your animal feels the pain of a broken tooth just as much as you do. But he or she does not show pain in the dramatic manner of us humans, so these injuries can often go undetected f0r a while. For dogs and cats, showing pain is…

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Healthy Fluffy: Getting a Professional Cleaning of Those Pearly Whites

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center  The American Veterinary Medical Association has designated February Dental Health Month to emphasize that good oral health is just as important for the well-being of animals as it is for people. Fluffy just came bounding across the room to give you a big enthusiastic kiss. The mouth…

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Healthy Fluffy: This February Take a Bite out of Dental Disease

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center  The American Veterinary Medical Association has designated February Dental Health Month to emphasize that good oral health is just as important for the well-being of animals as it is for people. Studies show that dental disease is the most common health concern affecting companion animals, with 80…

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Healthy Fluffy: Pain Drugs for Your Pet

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center January 13, 2013, 1:44 p.m. NSAIDs are a type of drug used to treat pain, inflammation, and fever in pets. They represent a major breakthrough in our ability to treat arthritic pain in geriatric pets and keep them comfortable in their last few years. Veterinarians also believe that…

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Healthy Fluffy: Support for Your Arthritic Dog or Cat

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center January 5, 2013, 1:30 p.m. At your pet’s last senior biannual exam, you were likely asked if you had noticed any new stiffness or limping since the last checkup. Part of what we are monitoring for when we ask that question is the possible progression of degenerative arthritis….

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Healthy Fluffy: How to Avoid Diseases You Can Get from Your Animals

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center December 28, 2012, 11:40 a.m. The winter holiday season usually brings warm thoughts of spending time sharing with family, friends, pets, and other loved ones. But there is one thing that you don’t want your pets to share with you and that is a zoonosis. A zoonosis is…

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Healthy Fluffy: Holiday Hazards

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center December 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m. The holidays can create exposure to dangerous situations for our companion animals. One reason is the sudden presence of unusual toxic or dangerous substances. Another is that we tend to be more distracted. A curious furry friend intrigued by new smells and tastes…

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Healthy Fluffy: Fat Fluffy (1 Pig’s Ear = 6 Cokes?)

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center December 14, 2012, 1:30 p.m. Could your household budget use some extra cash? Is your goal for your furry buddies to live long, healthy lives? There is one simple thing that you can do to reach both goals: Keep your pet at a fit, healthy weight. A whopping…

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Healthy Fluffy: Helping Your Canine Feel Calm About Vet Visits

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center December 6, 2012, 8:00 a.m. In order to provide the proactive, preventative care that your dog will need throughout its life, you can teach it early that visiting the vet is much more fun than scary. Some dogs start out and continue feeling comfortable about the vet. Some…

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Healthy Fluffy: Parvo Outbreak— What You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center November 30, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Likely you have heard about the current parvovirus outbreak in the Seattle area, and if you have you may have some questions. We contacted ACCESS (Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services in Seattle) to get information directly from them. We also surveyed…

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Healthy Fluffy: “Dietary Indiscretion” and Its Consequences

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center November 22, 2012, 8:22 p.m. Dietary indiscretion is a fancy way of saying “eating things that should not have been eaten.” Although some cats occasionally succumb to temptation, it is dogs who seem to have no inhibition when it comes to putting things in their mouths and…

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Healthy Fluffy: Why Your Pets Might Need to See the Vet More Often

by The Staff of Companion Animal Wellness Center November 15, 2012, 8:20 p.m. Your companion animals age 5 to 7 years faster than you do, so taking them to the vet once a year is the equivalent of you waiting 5 to 7 years to see your doctor. Because your pets are aging more rapidly,…

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