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At Four Paws Animal Hospital & Wellness Center, we love educating our clients. That’s why we have curated and shared posts filled with helpful information regarding pet care.

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Creating a Warm Home for Your New Cat: Tips and Tricks

Creating a Warm Home for Your New Cat: Tips and Tricks

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—which should be every month, in our opinion—our team wants to smooth the way for bringing a new cat into your home. Cats are sensitive creatures, and it can be stressful to enter a new environment, especially if other animals...

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How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Hot Spots in Pets

How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Hot Spots in Pets

How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Hot Spots in Pets If your pet's skin is intensely itchy, they may scratch, lick, and chew excessively, which can lead to the development of a hot spot. To assist your furry friend in overcoming this discomfort, educate yourself about...

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When to Seek Emergency Care for a Limping Pet

When to Seek Emergency Care for a Limping Pet

When to Seek Emergency Care for a Limping Pet If your pet is limping, some specific conditions may require immediate attention. Otherwise, it's usually okay to schedule an appointment for the next business day for veterinary care. Lameness signs in pets that require...

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Learn How Heartworm Prevention Protects Your Pet

Learn How Heartworm Prevention Protects Your Pet

Let’s Get Technical: How Heartworm Prevention Works in Your Pet Along with regular vaccinations and wellness exams, heartworm prevention is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and disease-free. Since heartworm disease has been diagnosed in every U.S. state,...

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Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease

Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease

Protect Your Pet: Lyme Disease Prevention Tips As cold winter weather slowly slips away and warm spring temperatures arrive, sluggish parasites wake up. This makes April the perfect time for Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month. Take action to reduce your pet’s...

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How To Avoid Sabotaging Your Pet’s Weight Loss Effort

How To Avoid Sabotaging Your Pet’s Weight Loss Effort

As pet owners, we are responsible for ensuring our pets live healthy and happy lives. Unfortunately, one of the most common issues that plague our furry friends is pet obesity. Pet obesity can lead to severe risks for our cats and dogs, including heart disease,...

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Pet Obesity has Become a Severe Problem in the World Today

Pet Obesity has Become a Severe Problem in the World Today

Pet Obesity has become a severe problem in the United States today.  According to research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 57% of cats and 52% of dogs are classified as obese or overweight.   Obesity in pets can lead to various health...

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3 Ways to Safely Treat Your Pet on Valentine’s Day

3 Ways to Safely Treat Your Pet on Valentine’s Day

Although you show your furry friend just how much you love them every day, Valentine’s Day gives you the opportunity to shower them with even more adoration. While your pet cannot have chocolate, there are many other safe pet treats you can share with them. Try the...

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5 Dental Emergencies in Pets

5 Dental Emergencies in Pets

If you’ve ever known the agony of a toothache, you know how critical it was to receive emergency treatment and pain relief. While your furry pal may not complain like people do when they are in pain, they also can suffer from pet dental emergencies. If you notice any...

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