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Understanding Respiratory Infections In Guinea Pigs

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Respiratory infections in guinea pigs tend to be caused by bacteria and are relatively common. A strain of bacteria known as Bordetella bronchisepta is often the culprit and can be passed between guinea pigs via coughing and close physical contact. Respiratory infections can be fatal for guinea pigs, as the infection places extreme stress on their lungs and can quickly cause dehydration. Guinea pigs displaying signs of a respiratory infection should be isolated from other guinea pigs immediately to prevent an outbreak.…

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Getting Your Dog Ready for Spring: Four Grooming Tips for Owners

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As the days get longer and the weather warms up, you and your dog might be itching to get outside for walks and exercise. One thing you shouldn’t forget to take care of before hitting the beach or hiking trail is your dog’s grooming needs. Being outdoors can have some grooming-related downsides for your dog, especially if they shed a lot in the springtime. Here are four problem areas when it comes to grooming that your dog might need your help with before spring hits.…

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Choosing The Best Boarding Kennel For Your Four-Legged Friend

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There are millions of dog lovers that have to deal with finding reliable care for their dogs on a yearly basis whilst they are away. The best kennels are very often fully booked months in advance, especially during favourable holiday periods. For this reason, it is vital to organise boarding facilities well in advance of your holiday. The welfare of your four-legged friend, along with your peace of mind, is of the utmost importance.…

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How to Prepare to Send Multiple Cats to a Boarding Centre

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Getting ready for a holiday can be so stressful that you need the break just to feel like yourself again. Booking tickets, sorting out a hotel, buying insurance, shopping for items you need, packing – the list of things to do before you can finally relax seems to go on and on. And that stress is increased even further if you have pets to think of as well. In most cases, you won’t be able to take your cat with you on holiday, which leaves you with just one option: finding somewhere for it to stay.…

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Rabbit Care: Understanding Excessive Salivation

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Excessive salivation, also known as ptyalism, doesn’t sound like a serious issue, but rabbits experiencing this condition tend to be in constant pain, as it’s usually caused by dental disease. Rabbits can be genetically predisposed to certain dental diseases, and not having enough hay or grass to chew on can also increase their risk of developing painful dental conditions. Overgrown teeth, root canal infections, gum abscesses, split teeth and gingivitis can all cause excessive salivation.…

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4 Signs You Need to Take Your Pet to the Emergency Vet

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If you have a dog or cat, you will want to keep it as healthy as possible. However, any pet is susceptible to various health conditions over the course of their lifetime. Some of these conditions will be minor conditions which affect the skin or injuries such as cuts or bruises. However, your pet is also at risk of developing more severe conditions which can pose a grave risk to the life of your pet.…

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