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My Cat Has Bladder Stones, What Next?

We all know that cats try to hide illness from their owners. If a cat has bladder stones what should we expect to see? Indoor cats will likely spend more time in the litter pan. They may go frequently with small amounts. They may also urinate outside the litter box. If the urine is outside the box, a pink tinge or blood may be visible. You may notice your cat straining. Although these symptoms are not specific to bladder stones in cats, they should not be ignored.

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Planning a Canine Breeding

Many variables to consider here...

First: Is the bitch/stud capable of breeding?

Have they attained puberty- Most bitches will reach puberty between 6-10 months of age, however some breeds may reach puberty much later. Typically, large and giant breeds mature more slowly than toy/small breeds. Onset of puberty is not considered to be abnormal until the bitch is 24 months of age or older. Most males will attain puberty at 7-10 months of age.

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Cami and her baby Sphinx

Cami is sweet, hairless, and an exemplary representative example of her breed (Sphinx). She truly deserves the title "queen". Unfortunately, like so many beautiful, wonderful creatures, she is challenged in the reproductive department. She has produced many beautiful kittens before, but now in her mature years, she's had to deal with pyometra twice and her fertility is declining.

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Breeding another successful Love Story at NHAH: by Mary Sebzda

Alex, is a big beautiful Weimaraner, from which we (his owner and I) had long desired to see sire a litter of puppies. Alex and his owner had their hearts set on: Tiffany, another beautiful Weimaraner living nearby. This shouldn't be a problem with proximity or logisitics, right? Just wait for nature to take its course... Well, it seems like the best ideas sometimes fall short of their mark when it comes to nature.

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Get the Scoop: What Your Pet's Poop is Telling You

We know it can be an icky subject to talk about- but there is a lot about your pet’s stool that can be an indicator of their health. Not only is it important to monitor what goes into their body, but it is also necessary to keep an eye on what’s coming out.

 

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Four Fixes for Feline Behavior Issues

Would you know if your cat was stressed?

Due to their seemingly lazy demeanor, the idea of a stressed cat may seem unlikely or even absurd to many pet owners. But if your cat is demonstrating behaviors such as inappropriate elimination, aggression or excessive grooming, stress is likely to be a contributing factor.

In addition, stress can lead to a number of chronic medical conditions, such as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

Where does stress come from?

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Top This! 5 Healthy Dog Food Toppers

Not everyone has time to cook meals for their dog, but with a little effort, you could try adding some healthy toppers to their dry food that you already give them! Here are the top 5 foods we suggest to give a try:

 

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