Understanding Your Pet’s Winter Cold

Protect Your Pet During Cold & Flu Season!

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The cooler weather can be a welcome seasonal change for a lot of people, but with that comes cold and flu season. Did you know veterinarians see an increase of sick animals in the winter season? There are many reasons this happens, but some examples include a wet or moist fur coat for long periods of time, and even being indoors exposes your pet to lingering germs. We’re here to help you learn more about pet cold and flu season and what you can do to keep your pet healthy.

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How To Know When Your Pet Has A Cold

Does your pet have a little less energy than normal, a runny nose, a cough, or appear to be sneezing more than normal? This could be a sign that your pet has a cold. Don’t worry, a pet’s cold is not usually something to stress about, but if their symptoms seem extreme you should have your furry friend checked out by a veterinarian, especially if they are a puppy or an elderly pet.

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What dog owners need to know about bordetella

You may not know it, but dogs can catch “colds” just like humans, and while humans cannot transmit cold symptoms to their pets, dogs can contract “colds” from other dogs. As with humans, each virus has its own set of symptoms, and we’re here to help you understand one virus known as canine parainfluenza.

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Pet Boarding Reminders For Holiday Travel

Depending on how you spend your holidays it may mean staying at home or traveling to visit family. Sometimes it’s better to save your pet the hassle of being in the car or on a plane for long periods of time, and while some of us have the option of keeping our pets with a friend or family member, others must choose a boarding facility to keep their pet happy and safe while away.

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One cold virus to keep your pet safe against, Canine parainfluenza

You may not know it, but dogs can catch “colds” just like humans, and while humans cannot transmit cold symptoms to their pets, dogs can contract “colds” from other dogs. As with humans, each virus has its own set of symptoms, and we’re here to help you understand one virus known as canine parainfluenza.

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9 Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy This Winter

Cold and flu season has us more mindful of wanting to stay healthy in the midst of all the germs. While colds for pets are a little different than humans, pets do get sick and there are ways pet owners can help avoid illness. Whether you have a cat or a dog, live in an area with snow or rain, these tips can help you make smart decisions for your pet’s health.

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Does My Pet Need Heartworm, Flea And Tick Protection In The Winter Months?

It is a common myth that the cold, winter months mean your pets are out of harm’s way from heartworm disease, fleas, and ticks. The reality is these pests remain a threat to your pet any time of year and can survive and thrive in cold temperatures. While mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks don’t lead to your pet catching a cold or flu, they can still make your pet sick and lead to other diseases.

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Don’t Let The Flu Get Your Dog Down

Pet cold and flu season has arrived and you’d be surprised at the similarities between how humans and pets contract illnesses. You know how it is, one minute you are feeling fine and the next you’re out of commission for a few days. Well, the same happens when our dogs get the flu. By the time symptoms arise it may be too late. It’s time to learn if your dog is flu season ready.

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Cats get colds, too!

Runny nose, sneezing, and fever – poor kitty! These are just a few of the symptoms associated with feline calicivirus, a common cause of upper respiratory infections in cats. This virus affects a cat’s nose, throat, nasal passages, mouth and sometimes more. The disease is common around the world in both domestic and wild cats. Cats with calicivirus also get ulcers of the mouth and tongue.

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