Supplements for Older Pets

Supplements for Older PetsVitamin supplements for your dog can be just as beneficial and crucial to maintaining their health as they can be for humans. They can help your dog’s body function correctly, while helping to regulate digestion and muscle growth and can even help prevent serious health problems caused from vitamin deficiency. If you pup isn’t getting all of the vitamins that they need from their dog food, there are supplements they can take to help support specific aspects of their health. Doctors of the Avon Lake Animal Clinic suggest the following supplements for senior pets with health conditions related to orthopedic, cartilage, hair and skin health. Continue reading

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How to Prevent Dental Disease in Older Pets

Senior Pet Dental CareIt is estimated that 80 percent of dogs older than three years have oral disease, most often in the gums. Periodontal disease develops when tartar build up isn’t removed from their teeth and can eventually lead to infections,tooth and bone loss; dental disease becomes a systemic infection that can spread to the heart, kidneys, liver and more. The prevention of this disease is much easier and cheaper than treatment, but dogs don’t always receive the dental care that they should because of how difficult it is to notice the signs of gum disease. Continue reading

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6 Tips for Caring for a Senior Pet

Senior Dog CareYou may already know that senior dogs need to be cared for differently than younger pups, but do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior? There actually isn’t just one answer to this question; the age that a dog becomes a senior is dependent on its breed. A general rule of thumb is that larger dogs age more quickly than small ones, but genetics, nutrition habits and environment are also all factors. Although dental problems and some degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, are more common among older pets, PetMD shares that there are some ways that you can help your dog live a long and healthy life. Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Paws By The Lake

Summer FunPaws by the Lake Pet Resort is here for you and your pet. We were created to alleviate the fear of leaving your pet behind while you’re on summer vacation. Paws by the Lake provides everything your pet could need and want while you’re away; we create a warm and comforting home away from home environment by treating your pet as if they’re ours. We are extremely confident in our pet care facility and our people are our proof; we love animals, and it shows! Continue reading

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Summer Dog Health Issues: Hot Spots

What are hot spots?

The technical name for hot spots is acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma, which translates in laymen terms to meaning inflamed and infected skin. These are often the result of a bacterial infection that irritated your dog’s skin, causing your dog to irritate it more through licking and scratching. Continue reading

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Signs Your Dog May Have Heat Exhaustion

From extra late nights to extra rosy sunburns, the summer sun can take a toll on your family in a number of ways, but one family member that you need to pay extra attention to is your pup. Though dogs are extra thankful for their fur in the winter, summertime is a different story. Dogs don’t eliminate heat through their sweat glands like humans do, but rather through panting. This becomes a problem when their panting isn’t doing a good enough job of cooling them down. Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Cool This Summer

Keep Your Cat CoolWhile it’s not good for anyone to be overheated and under-hydrated, these warm summer months can be risky for your feline friends too. “Cats are like people,” says Humane Society spokesperson Nancy Peterson. “They can become dehydrated and suffer organ failure and die if they get too hot.” In order to keep your cat healthy, happy, and cool, follow these guidelines. Continue reading

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Summer Cookout Safety for Your Dog

Most would agree that summer months are best spent enjoying the sunshine and  grilling up lots of delicious hotdogs and burgers. Does anyone know of a better way to spend the weekend than by having a cookout with your friends, family, neighborhood, coworkers and whoever else you enjoy being with? Barbequing and soaking up the sun are both wonderful ways to spend your days, but it is important that pet owners keep these safety tips from the ASPCA in mind while grilling up their own summer fun. Continue reading

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Swimming Safety Tips for Your Dog

Swimming Tips for Your DogMany will agree that summertime is best spent by the pool: sunshine, splashing, fun and colorful inner tubes; however, it is important to remember that for our pets, swimming pools can be quite dangerous. Not all dogs are naturally good swimmers, but there are things you can do to keep your dog safe. Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe this July 4th

fawn french bulldogThe 4th of July is an exciting time for Americans, but can be an alarming time for our pets. Of course  you want to bring your pet along to all of your independence day festivities, but it is important to realize that some of your favorite festive foods and activities can actually be hazardous for your pets. No matter what your plans for the 4th of July entail, we want to remind you to think about your pets! Continue reading

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