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4 04, 2016

What’s the Best Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet?

2018-08-08T21:14:35+00:00

Heartworms are parasites that often take up residence in the heart and lungs, resulting in severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and death. While the dog is the host-of-choice, they are also known to infect cats, ferrets and, in rare cases, humans.
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What’s the Best Heartworm Prevention for Your Pet? 2018-08-08T21:14:35+00:00
24 03, 2016

5 Easter Foods You Shouldn’t Give To Your Pet

2018-08-08T21:20:14+00:00

We’ve all heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but what other foods are bad for dogs and other family pets? We’ve put together a quick list of 5 foods that are big NO-NO’s for our beloved household pets.
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If you are having any of these in your Easter celebrations, make sure they don’t find their way to the pet food bowl!

5 Easter Foods You Shouldn’t Give To Your Pet 2018-08-08T21:20:14+00:00
18 01, 2016

4 Weird Facts About Birds

2018-08-09T03:08:43+00:00

If you’re a bird person, you’re probably already comfortable with your feathered friend’s quirks, peculiarities and occasional bouts of neurosis. By nature, birds are incredibly active and flight driven. Captivity can sometimes alter these behaviors, but instinctively birds tend to demand constant attention, mental stimulation and life-long companionships.
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4 Weird Facts About Birds 2018-08-09T03:08:43+00:00
6 01, 2016

Dog Training 101

2018-08-09T03:23:20+00:00

Dogs. They just keep going and going (and going). Their seemingly endless energy can wear even the most athletic pet owner out.
In many cases, this is a good thing- there have been several studies that find dogs to be powerful motivators for their human companions. But if all that energy isn’t given an appropriate outlet, dogs can develop bad habits and behavior that will drive you crazy.
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Dog Training 101 2018-08-09T03:23:20+00:00
14 12, 2015

8 Surprising Holiday Health Hazards for Pets

2018-08-09T03:33:57+00:00

Pets love the holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? Turkey at Thanksgiving, brisket at Hanukkah, ham at Christmas, pot roast at New Year’s and a seemingly never-ending stream of guests that generously – and covertly – sneak treats under the table.
It truly is the season of giving.
two dogs and a cat in front of the christmas tree

8 Surprising Holiday Health Hazards for Pets 2018-08-09T03:33:57+00:00
7 12, 2015

6 Techy Holiday Gifts for Pets (and their Parents)

2018-08-09T03:40:44+00:00

Stuck on what to get your furry friend (or your human friends with fur-babies) this holiday season? Well, gadgets, gizmos and tech are not just for humans anymore.
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6 Techy Holiday Gifts for Pets (and their Parents) 2018-08-09T03:40:44+00:00
27 11, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Adopting a New Puppy

2018-08-09T03:46:47+00:00

Well, you’ve really gone and done it now, haven’t you? You went out and got yourself a puppy.
Maybe you found a puppy along the road or from a breeder or from your local shelter – however it came about, you find yourself anxiously wondering “What have I done?”
puppies

Everything You Need To Know About Adopting a New Puppy 2018-08-09T03:46:47+00:00
17 11, 2015

3 Easy Rules for Keeping Pets Safe on Thanksgiving

2018-08-09T03:50:18+00:00

Ah, Thanksgiving. A special holiday to give thanks for all that we have with our family. And who could forget all the delicious food! But there’s one family member you gotta watch out for on Thanksgiving. Yep. Your pets.
This year, consider a few “House Rules” for a safe, healthful Thanksgiving.

dog looking longingly at thanksgiving table Image created using “Thanksgiving Table“, used under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

3 Easy Rules for Keeping Pets Safe on Thanksgiving 2018-08-09T03:50:18+00:00
3 11, 2015

6 Signs Your Pet May Have Diabetes

2018-08-08T15:45:54+00:00

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Diabetes is a glucose control problem that can affect both dogs and cats. A growing epidemic, raising awareness about diabetes is vital to identifying and treating the disorder early.

Does My Pet Have Diabetes?

Diabetes is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. Diabetes can develop gradually, over time, and the signs may not be apparent at first. There are a few signs to look for especially in older pets.

1. Extreme Thirst and Increased Urination

The foremost clinical sign of diabetes

6 Signs Your Pet May Have Diabetes 2018-08-08T15:45:54+00:00
23 10, 2015

[PODCAST] Common Heath Issues Affecting Shelter Pets

2018-08-09T04:00:42+00:00

Activ4Pets first ever podcast!

Dr. Clayton Jones sitting in the recording studio Hanging out in the recording studio with Activ4Pets Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Clayton Jones, discussing pet health topics and trending pet news.

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[PODCAST] Common Heath Issues Affecting Shelter Pets 2018-08-09T04:00:42+00:00
7 10, 2015

Who's Responsible for Preventative Care?

2015-10-07T18:58:44+00:00

According to The 2015 State of Pet Health Report from Banfield Pet Hospital, 81% of pet owners say they believe that they (not the vet) are responsible for preventive care. It says:

“For many pet owners, interactions with their veterinarian are not meeting their expectations and are seen as transactional… They’re tied to specific services, like vaccines or parasite control.”

Are we happy with this assessment? And if not, how can we improve the veterinarian-client relationship and provide more hands-on assistance?
vet with kitten interacting with young boy

Who's Responsible for Preventative Care? 2015-10-07T18:58:44+00:00
10 09, 2015

Make Telemedicine Work for You

2018-08-09T04:13:29+00:00

Modern telemedicine feels a bit likes science fiction – tap a few buttons and boom: your doctor’s face, on a screen. According to BCC Research, the telehealth market is expected to reach more than $27 billion by 2016, and experts see the veterinary telemedicine market growing in step. Just Google the term “veterinary telemedicine” and you get more than 217,000 results!
e-consultation
In a veterinary practice, being able to offer better medicine can

Make Telemedicine Work for You 2018-08-09T04:13:29+00:00
24 08, 2015

Back-to-School Blues

2018-08-09T04:17:04+00:00

Kids aren’t the only ones with back-to-school blues. Their best buddies suffer from the loss of hours of playtime, too. Millions of dogs (and a few cats) will be waiting anxiously by the door for their playtime pals to return from school.
pet-separation-anxiety 

Back-to-School Blues 2018-08-09T04:17:04+00:00
24 04, 2015

Activ4Pets Sponsors Paws 4 You Rescue ‘Run Fur Fun 5k’

2018-08-09T04:52:01+00:00

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Activ4Pets has shown its support for Paws 4 You Rescue’s annual ‘Run Fur Fun’ 5k by becoming a ‘Slurp Stop’ Sponsor.

This Sunday, April 26 Paws 4 You Rescue will be holding its second annual Run Fur Fun 5k event in Miami, FL.  The event raises much needed funds to help support Paws 4 You Rescue’s operations, which benefit hundreds of dogs each year that are saved from

Activ4Pets Sponsors Paws 4 You Rescue ‘Run Fur Fun 5k’ 2018-08-09T04:52:01+00:00
15 04, 2015

4 Must Have Apps to Keep Your Pet Happy And Healthy

2018-08-09T04:53:49+00:00

There are apps out there for pretty much anything you can think of. Some are useful, others not so useful. Somewhere in this vast ocean of mobile applications are some that can help pet owners maintain the health and well-being of their furry friends. We have chosen 4 that we think should be at the fingertips of all pet parents looking out for their pet’s health and safety!
 1. Activ4Pets
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4 Must Have Apps to Keep Your Pet Happy And Healthy
2018-08-09T04:53:49+00:00
20 02, 2015

5 Ways to Love Your Pets on Love Your Pet Day

2018-08-09T05:04:00+00:00

Valentine’s has been and gone and maybe your four-legged family member missed out on some of the affections. Fear not – February 20th is International Love Your Pet Day – giving you another opportunity to lavish your pet with loving.
kissing-dog

5 Ways to Love Your Pets on Love Your Pet Day 2018-08-09T05:04:00+00:00
28 10, 2014

Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs

2018-08-09T05:05:48+00:00

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, “Chocolate is bad for dogs.” In fact, it is one of the 20 most reported poisonings. But why is it bad?

dog staring longingly at chocolate chip cookies Source // cropped and used under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs 2018-08-09T05:05:48+00:00