We Americans love our dogs. According to the ASPCA, approximately 37 to 47 percent of US households have dogs. That’s an estimated 70 to 80 million homes where barking and tail wagging are the norms. If you live in one of these homes, you probably adore your pooch. He brings happiness and joy to your life and you can’t imagine ever parting with him.
There’s just one problem: your dog stinks. How do you get rid of dog odors without getting rid of the dog? First, pinpoint the potential cause—then get to the bottom of it. Our team at Germantown Veterinary Clinic created a list of the top reasons that your dog may smell and how you can get rid of the odor.
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Intestinal worms live in many animals’ digestive systems. They’re incredibly common, making them one of the most likely reasons to take your cat to the vet. Of course, worm prevention is the best approach, but luckily, almost all cases of intestinal parasites in cats can be detected and treated at Germantown Vet.
Learn more about the symptoms of worms in cats to determine if you should take your feline friend to the vet for diagnosis and treatment.
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Drooling might be commonplace for dogs, but it’s never normal in cats. A little dribble while purring, before being fed or when feeling anxious at the vet is nothing to worry about, but consistent, heavy drooling – or hypersalivation – could mean your furry friend is sick. Here are six possible reasons why your cat is drooling.
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As one of the most common problems vets see in dogs, intestinal parasites can affect pets of any age, though health risks for puppies are especially high. While preventing worms in the first place is the best approach, almost all cases of intestinal parasites in can be detected and treated at Germantown Vet. If you suspect your pup has worms, don’t ignore the symptoms! Learn more about signs that your dog may have worms, as well as treatment options available to you.
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In general, we all know that cats tend to be pretty independent. Unlike our canine pals, they don’t need to be walked—but do they need to be bathed regularly, like dogs do?
What other steps are involved in the grooming process to keep your cat clean and comfortable? Thankfully, Germantown Vet has the answer! Continue reading “Do I Need to Groom My Cat?” »
Have you heard your dog coughing more often than usual lately? Depending on what type of cough you’re hearing, it could be caused by a variety of different things.
So, how do you know whether your dog’s coughing is a serious issue? Our team at Germantown Vet is here to help you recognize the type of coughing that you’re hearing from your pup and what it could mean for their health. Continue reading “Why Is My Dog Coughing?” »
It’s difficult to put into words how much you love your pet, but you can conjure up plenty of choice words to describe the way you feel about the fur all over your house. While shedding is a natural process for dogs and cats, the amount they shed depends on their breed and health. You might also notice your pet shedding more in the spring in preparation for warmer summer temperatures.
As a pet owner, you must accept the fact that your floor and furnishings will always carry a bit of animal hair, but you can reduce shedding with several useful tips. Continue reading “How to Reduce Shedding” »