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Cat to Dog & Dog to Cat Introductions

Many dogs and cats get along very well, especially if they’ve grown up with each other or have prior experience living with the other species. When bringing a new dog home to meet your resident cat, or bringing a new cat into your home to meet your dog, there are a few steps you can follow to make those introductions as successful as possible. First impressions are important, so you’ll want to set up introductions carefully so that both animals feel safe and have a pleasant experience getting acquainted with one another. Always remember that we have a Behavior Helpline
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Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Adding another dog to your household can bring you and your current dog more fun and companionship. However, it’s important to realize that your current dog, might feel similar to how you might feel if your parents picked your friends and then told you to share your toys with them. In the long run, things will probably work out fabulously, but in the beginning it’s a very important idea to take a few extra steps to make everyone feel good about the new arrangement. This article provides some guidelines for making smooth and safe introductions and ensuring that your dogs’
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Bringing your new dog home

Congratulations on your new dog! Below is some need to know information that will help you transition your new dog into your home and family. The Initial Adjustment Period The First Three Days During the first 72 hours of having your new dog home he or she will be in a heightened state of stress. This is similar to the stress a person might have from getting a new job. Though it’s good stress, it’s still very stressful and consistency, stability and predictability are key to helping your new dog feel comfortable in his new home. During this time, avoid
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Kennel Cough (Dog colds!)

Kennel cough is a highly contagious yet common canine disease caused by a complex of viruses and the bacteria known as Bordetella. Kennel cough is irritating to dogs and to owners but it is not fatal nor is it contagious among animals other than dogs. Dogs that have been boarded, groomed, or have spent time at a shelter or a Humane Society may contract this annoying disease. Newly adopted dogs and puppies are very likely to catch it. Symptoms The main symptom is a dry, hacking cough followed by a gag. The cough sounds like your dog is trying to
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Facts about Fleas

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites of dogs and cats worldwide. They are more than just a nuisance; heavy flea burdens can be deadly, especially in smaller, younger, or weaker animals. Fleas are also responsible for dermatitis caused by an allergic reaction to the presence of fleas and flea bites known as flea allergy dermatitis, or FAD, which has been reported to account for over 50% of all dermatological cases reported to veterinarians. Other conditions brought on by fleas include anemia from blood loss, feline infectious anemia (a life-threatening blood parasite carried by fleas), cat scratch fever/bartonellosis
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