Month: May 2020

Take your cat for a low-stress visit to a feline-only clinic. Photo: mariposavet My friend Barbara brings her kit-and-caboodle to Connecticut Feline Medicine and Surgery. The way she tells it, there are a lot of pluses to going to a feline-only veterinary clinic. First, her cats don’t suddenly find themselves in a place full of
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Prepare now so your pet makes a successful transition back to life after quarantine. Photo: Pexels Are you and your pet ready for life after quarantine? With most businesses shuttered for weeks because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more than we ever have in our lives. All
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Foxhounds are pack animals and don’t do well if isolated for long periods of time. Photo: ccho 1. Key Characteristics of English Foxhounds The English foxhound is a hunting dog and pack hound whose low-set ears hang near the cheeks. Rounded ears means they’ve been cropped, not a process we recommend, and ear cropping and
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Swedish Lapphunds originally herded reindeer. Photo: Darkangels 1. Key Characteristics of Swedish Lapphunds Swedish Lapphunds, a.k.a. Lappies, are medium-sized herding and guarding dogs that are also the national dog of Sweden. Lappies have a dark nose and round, large brown eyes framed by small, wide-set, triangular ears. The high-set tail is carried over the back,
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Know the pros and cons of vaccinating your dog or cat. Photo: Skitterphoto Vaccines save lives. They have changed the face of contagious disease like almost no other modern medical discovery. All animals and humans deserve to benefit from the protective power of vaccination when they are at risk for contracting a serious or fatal
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Bilious vomiting syndrome is kind of like morning sickness for many middle-aged or senior dogs. Your veterinarian will be able to help if your dog is vomiting yellow bile. Photo: Alexey Matveichev Yellow bile vomit is something experienced by many middle-aged or senior dogs. Usually the dog is otherwise well, with a good appetite and
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Are female cats more affectionate? Or are male cats more affectionate? Photo: Bev Goodwin We always had cats when I was growing up. Our parents never said no, so my brother and I just kept dragging those cats and kittens back home with us — from our grandparents’ farm, from outdoor flea markets and occasionally from
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