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What is ivermectin in heartworm preventatives?

Ivermectin is a common ingredient in heartworm preventatives for dogs. Learn more about how it works and what dosage guidelines to follow.

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Cephalexin for dogs: usage and side effects

Cephalexin treats infections in dogs' ears, skin and respiratory and urinary treats. Here's what you should know about this dog antibiotic.

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Should I give my dog glucosamine?

If your dog struggles with arthritis, this supplement might help improve their mobility.

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Gabapentin for cats

Learn why cats may need to take gabapentin and its side effects.

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Found a sebaceous cyst on your dog? Here's what to do

If you find a sebaceous cyst on your dog, you should contact your vet as soon as possible. Learn more about the difference between skin lumps and bumps.

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When you should see the vet about mucus in your dog’s poop

There are many reasons for there to be mucus in dog poop, some harmless and some more serious, so it’s always worth talking to your vet when your dog’s poop looks off.

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Interceptor Plus: Can it benefit your dog?

Interceptor Plus is a preventive medication that doubles as a tasty dog treat. Learn more about dosage and potential side effects.

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Can dogs eat nuts?

There’s so many varieties of nuts. But which ones, if any, are safe for dogs to eat?

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Understanding doxycycline — an antibiotic for dogs

Has your pup recently been prescribed doxycycline? These tips will help make sure your pup is comfortable while taking the antibiotic.

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Was your dog prescribed Sentinel? Here’s what you should know

Sentinel protects dogs from flea infestations and whipworm, hookworm, heartworm and roundworm infections.

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Revolution for dogs protects pets from ticks and fleas and more

Revolution is a medication that benefits dogs in more ways than one.

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Can dogs eat brussels sprouts?

Brussels sprouts aren’t toxic to dogs, but it’s important to learn how to safely serve them.

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My dog ate a spotted lantern fly. Should I be concerned?

The recent uptick in spotted lantern flies has caused pet parents to wonder how these bugs might affect their curious dogs. Here’s what to do if your dog eats one.

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Here’s what your dog’s pale gums mean and why you should care

If you’ve noticed a change in your pup’s gum color, you may want to reach out to your veterinarian.

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The benefits of hydrotherapy for pets

If your cat or dog recently had a surgery or is recovering from an injury, their veterinarian may recommend hydrotherapy as treatment.

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Why feline idiopathic cystitis is so hard to diagnose

Because feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is similar to other urinary diseases, it’s important to take your cat to the vet right away if you notice changes in their bathroom habits.

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Can dogs eat pistachios?

Although you may want to give your pup a few pistachios, consider alternative treats.

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Dr. Evan Antin explains: How to tell if a pet is a healthy weight

Extra, unnecessary weight can negatively impact our pets in several ways.

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Dr. Evan Antin explains: How to spot osteoarthritis in your pet

There are several signs of osteoarthritis in pets — some are more common than others.

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Can dogs eat cashews?

While cashews are technically safe in small doses, there are better options for your dog.

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Can dogs eat cinnamon?

Although not toxic, cinnamon can pose a few problems for pups.

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Can dogs eat kiwi?

Loaded with nutrients and small in size, kiwis make for a great treat for dogs.

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Is it safe to give my dog a rawhide bone?

Every dog has different chewing habits, so rawhides may or may not be safe for your pup.

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Can dogs eat olives?

While olives aren’t toxic to dogs, and can be enjoyed as an occasional treat, there are some ground rules to consider when feeding them to your dog.

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