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Canine Parvovirus Infection, or Parvo for short, is a highly infectious AND contagious virus that is one of the most dangerous and deadly that your dog can contract. The disease is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent infection, but mortality can reach 91% if the dog remains untreated. Canine parvovirus may infect other mammals; however, it will not infect humans.

The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form, which is characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite and weight loss.

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Did you know that pets (dogs & cats) could get diabetes? An unhealthy diet, lack of activity or even genetics could cause your pet to develop diabetes. This condition can be treated and your pet will not develop complications if the diabetes is diagnosed early. Here are the most common signs of diabetes in our pets.

A dog or cat who cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin produced will end up with high blood sugar levels. This can lead to a sweet-smelling breath. If you notice that your pets breath has a fruity smell, you should have their blood sugar levels checked.

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Want the secret to training any dog? I have never seen a dog that could not be trained. With that being said, I have seen dog owners and dog care providers that never took the time to train their dog and then wonder why their pet is out of control.

Ok, here is the secret….Desire, Consistency and 15 minutes a day. Yes, it’s just that simple.

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Every pet owner wants to make sure that their yard is a safe place for their pets to play. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of dangers that lurk in backyards. It’s important for pet owners to be aware of these potential dangers so that they can keep their pet protected.

In most cases these outside dangers apply to your dog but if you have cats that play or explore outside, it is also important to be aware for their sake.

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When you have completed your dogs training program, the training is not finished, you are simply entering a different level of training. Through experience, I have learned 5 simple tips which will assure that you have a well trained dog for the rest of his or hers life.

1. Continue the training

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