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    Is Your Pet as Healthy as It Could Be?

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    • Information about health topics that affect your pet
    • Expert tips for handling your pet's specific behavior problems
    • A personalized list of articles to help you learn more about your pet

    Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM on May 07, 2018

    Sources:

    American Animal Hospital Association: “Wellness Exams,” "Vaccinations for your cat," "Intestinal Parasites." "AAHA Dental Care Guidelines," "Brushing Your Pet's Teeth," "AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats," "Spaying Older Pets," "Pain Management for Pets," "Skin Problems in Pets," "Ear infections."

    American Veterinary Medical Association: “Heartworm Disease," "Summer Pet Care Tips," "Why you should spay or neuter your pet," "Spaying and Neutering," "Frequently Asked Questions about caring for an older pet," "Heartworm Disease," "Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease," "Diabetic Pets."

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Heartworm Prevention in Your Pet."

    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Leukemia Virus," "Feline Immunodeficiency Virus," "Feline Vaccines: Benefits and Risks," "The Danger of Hairballs," "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling,” "Cats That Lick Too Much."

    Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: "Obesity Facts & Risks."

    American College of Veterinary Nutrition: "Frequently Asked Questions."

    ASPCA: "Exercise for Dogs," "Furry Friends Need Fun, Too: How to Keep Your Pet Happy and Active," "Early Spay/Neuter," "Where We Stand on Puppy Mills: The ASPCA's Policy and Positions," "Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet," "Position Statement on Euthanasia," "Urinary Incontinence," "Diarrhea," "Bad Breath," "Upper Respiratory Infections," "Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called," "Barking," "Mouthing, Nipping and Play Biting in Adult Dogs," "Begging at the Table," "Teaching Dog Not to Pull on Leash," "Whining," "Teaching Your Dog Not to Jump Up on People," "Meowing and Yowling," "Keeping Your Cat off Countertops and Tables," "Nighttime Activity in Cats," "End-of-Life Care FAQ."

    Coleman, K. Preventive Medicine. September 2008; vol. 47: 309-12.

    The Humane Society of the United States: "Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet," "Chewing: The Whys and Hows of Stopping a Gnawing Problem," "Separation Anxiety," "Dog Aggression," "Housetraining Adult and Senior Dogs," "Cat Aggression Toward People," "Destructive Scratching," "Dig This: How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging," "Fearful Cats."

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet."

    Feline Advisory Bureau: "Chronic kidney (renal) failure in cats."

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