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Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

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This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, stop by to provide you with some awesome advice on choosing a veterinarian for new and existing pet parents. From Vetted: It is important to do your research in order to select the best doctor for your needs. However, for new pet parents, it can be difficult and a little overwhelming to find the information you need to make an informed choice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, research, to determine a good fit for you. When choosing a doctor, avoid making these 5 mistakes:  1) Cost: Expensive...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Flea Products

Flea products & how they work

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In the summer, fleas are lurking everywhere and unfortunately, our furry pals will encounter them at some point. Luckily, there are many different products that can prevent and eliminate these horrible pests. Before purchasing a remedy that gets rid of fleas, it is important to understand the differences between each one. Frontline Frontline applications kill fleas and ticks at every stage of their life. All fleas and ticks will be killed between 24-48 hours after application. To apply Frontline, all you have to do is part a coat of fur between the shoulder blades of your dog. Then, squeeze the...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Health Watch Brought To You By DogCatDoc@YourDoor: Heatstroke

Health Watch brought to you by dogcatdoc@yourdoor: Heatstroke

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Cool cats, no hot dogs! by Dr. Hervatic of dogcatdoc.com Baby, it’s HOT outside! Summer is officially in full swing. While most of us love a little sun and outdoor fun, remember your pets can become overheated easily, and that may be very dangerous. Pets can develop HEATSTROKE in a matter of minutes if not attended to. Heatstroke is an inability to adequately dissipate heat. It is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate attention. The normal body temperature of a dog or cat is about 101° F…any temperature above 105° F is a true emergency. Heatstroke occurs most commonly during the summer months,...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Health Watch Brought To You By DogCatDoc@YourDoor: Heatstroke

Health Watch brought to you by dogcatdoc@yourdoor: Wound care for pets

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At one point or another, you will inevitably have a dog that needs first aid. Playtime may get at little rough or your pup may find out the hard way about thorns in rose bushes. Immediate and proper attention at home will help speed healing and minimize pain. Dr. Hervatic has a few basic guidelines to care for your pet’s wounds at home. Be careful If your pet is in pain, he or she may act out and bite you. Soothe them with a calm voice, and approach slowly. If your dog is growling, it is best to bring him...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ Health Watch Brought To You By dogcatdoc@yourdoor: Raw Food Diets

Health Watch brought to you by dogcatdoc@yourdoor: raw food diets

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By: Dr. Hervatic The raw food diet is a health craze sweeping the pet community. Dog owners everywhere have decided that this is the healthiest diet for their dogs because they believe it will make their dogs live longer and even kill diseases due to the enzymes and vitamins present in the raw food. However, they aren’t getting all of the facts! There is no evidence to prove that a raw food diet actually does this. There is, however, evidence to prove that it may, in fact, be dangerous. A raw dog food can be very dangerous to not only...

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