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Summer Safety Tips for Pets

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts:Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heart-worm if [...]

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Is it safe to use Neosporing on your pets?

Animals are prone to minor injuries like cuts, scrapes, and burns. In many cases, their thick skin and fur protects them from these things but accidents do happen. When they do, you want to clean and treat the wound as quickly as possible to prevent infection. Most people use Neosporin to protect their own wounds [...]

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Treating Cuts, Scrapes, Bruises and Minor Horse Wounds

It's is normal and even expected that at some point your horse will get bit, scratched, cut or bruised during its life. Horses run, play around and roll in their pastures, get caught on twigs or fence rails, or scrape themselves on gates or stall walls. Most often these minor wounds heal quickly with no [...]

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Is Wound Licking Normal in Pets?

Image source: CC BY-SA, licking is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury. Dogs, cats, small rodents and primates all lick wounds. Saliva contains tissue factor which promotes the blood clotting mechanism. The enzyme lysozyme is found in many tissues and is known to attack the cell walls of [...]

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