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Help! I Think My Cat is Sick, but I’m Not Sure!

Cats can be elusive which is a trait most feline fanciers appreciate. Your cat may like to hide, slink about, and lie in wait for the perfect time to ambush your ankles. However, there are times when their health could be in jeopardy and the signs aren’t always obvious. There are some symptoms (albeit subtle ones) that cat owners should know about so they can help their pet stay as healthy as possible.  

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Why Is My Dog Suddenly Peeing in the House?

Every pet owner can relate to that moment of noticing an unexpected wet spot on the floor. While it’s definitely a common occurrence, it’s never fun. What’s worse, it can signify a serious health problem. How do you know what’s motivating a dog to suddenly pee in the house? The answer may surprise you.

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When a perfectly housetrained dog suddenly starts urinating inside the house, it’s easy to allow confusion and frustration to rule. However, before you launch into questions regarding possible behavioural issues, specific health conditions should be considered and ruled out first, such as:

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Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth At Home: The Basics

Brushing your pet's teeth at home is part of good pet dental health

Our pet’s don’t need to be camera ready, but their teeth still matter. Studies show that good dental health in pets can contribute to overall better general health and a longer life. And how would you feel if you never brushed your teeth, or saw the dentist?

Plaque and tartar are all too common in pets. In fact, by the time your pet is 4 years of age, chances are they have some form of dental disease. But this common problem is also preventable. Summeridge Animal Clinic has some tips and tricks to help give your pet healthy teeth and gums. Our approach includes three things: regular dental exams, regular professional teeth cleanings, and daily tooth brushing at home.

If you gasped, laughed, or rolled your eyes at the mention of brushing your pet’s teeth, bear with us! Tooth brushing doesn’t have to be hard, and most pets can learn to tolerate and even enjoy this daily attention. Let us show you how!

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