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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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Emergency Evacuations with Pets

Emergency evacuations with pets can be stressful

None of us wants to think about a natural disaster, not to mention any other reason that we’d need to evacuate our homes. But of course, these are prudent things to consider. For those of us with pets, there’s even more to discuss and plan for so that our best friends are taken care of and we have what they need in the event of the unthinkable.

Summeridge Animal Clinic has done some of the preparation for you! Read on for tips and best practices when it comes to planning for emergency evacuations with pets.

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Separation Anxiety in Pets: Battling the Back-to-School Blues

Separation anxiety in pets can intensity when kids go back to schoolWith the start of a new school year less than a month away, kids and parents are already beginning back-to-school preparations. Shopping for clothes, gathering supplies, and arranging schedules and carpools are all a part of life in late August/early September. However, all this running around may leave Fido or Fluffy feeling a bit confused.

Separation anxiety in pets is common once the kids go back to school. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can help ease the transition for your furry family member.

Spotting Separation Anxiety in Pets

Dogs are pack animals by nature, and whether they live with humans or other dogs, the sudden absence of a familiar face can lead to fear, worry, and stress. The following symptoms can be a clue that separation anxiety is rearing its ugly head: Continue…