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Eating feces is believe it or not in some cases a normal behavior in dogs even if it is a disgusting one.

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The winter holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, often traveling a great distance to be together.  Many families consider pets to be part of their family and choose to take them along.  Traveling with pets is not always easy, especially when the family dog or cat experiences fear of travel, or motion sickness.

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Joint pain and stiffness is one of the most common ailments in dogs, and while it is often associated with older, large-breed dogs, it can also affect younger dogs and cats.  Old injuries that are continually aggravated by the animal’s inability to learn to avoid the repeated strain of the injured parts, and hereditary conditions such as hip problems, can lead to arthritis.  

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Pets suffer from anxiety, but unlike their human companions, they cannot verbalize what is causing their discomfort. Instead, they communicate their distress through signs of nervousness and fear by their behavior. A pet is often labeled as having a behavior problem, when in fact the animal is reacting to something he does not understand or perceives might be a threat. Knowing the signs and possible causes of anxiety can help you to ease your pet’s distress.

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One of the most distressing events for pet owners to encounter is witnessing their pet being injured in a road traffic accident, or some other type of mishap that causes injury.  When your pet does become injured, here are some tips from HomeoPet to increase your pet’s chance of a speedy recovery.

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Summer season is here and many families travel by car to vacation destinations, choosing to take their pets along.  Traveling with pets is not always easy, especially when the family dog or cat experiences fear of travel, or motion sickness.

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While the Fourth of July is a time for fireworks and celebration, for many pets and their owners it can be a nightmare.  The loud noises, flashing lights, and smell of sulfur can cause excessive fear in pets.  Nervous behaviors such as trembling, whimpering, and panting may be distressful to the pet, but the animal’s natural response to flee from what he interprets as a threatening situation may result in serious injury.  Some dogs are so frightened by fireworks that they may run through glass windows, or escape from the yard and run the risk of being hit by a car.

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