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How To Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving3Thanksgiving is a great holiday for families to come together, put aside their drama, and enjoy delicious food. Whether you are hosting the Thanksgiving get-together or will be attending it elsewhere, you probably want to include your furry family member(s) in the festivities as well. With all of the traveling, people, and food around, it could potentially be a chaotic environment that may stress out your pet(s). To ensure that no accidents or mishaps occur due to the hectic nature of the holiday, just follow these simple guidelines: [click to continue…]

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VetDepot Halloween Costume Contest Entries!


The #VetDepotHalloween costume contest was a huge success this year, and we thank all who participated! We have never received so many submissions before, and we were so excited to receive so many photos of adorable animals wearing impressively cute costumes. As with any contest, not everyone can – because then it wouldn’t be a contest. In our case, we could only pick ONE first place out of the many who entered, and that winner took home a $100 gift card to VetDepot.com! The winner of this year’s #VetDepotHalloween costume contest was…
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This pair of senior Boxers named Sprocket Rocket and Ratchet Junker! These two cuties dressed up as Jesse and Walter White (Heisenberg) from the iconic television show, Breaking Bad. Or should I say…Barking Bad? Extra creativity points for the pun, by the way (take note for next year). Jenn really took this costume contest seriously and elevated it to the next level! [click to continue…]

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Does Your Dog Have a Yeast Infection?

itchNot many people know that dogs can get yeast infections – unless they have a dog that comes down with one. This was the case for me, an avid dog lover, who rescued a senior dog from a shelter’s euthanasia list. She was on this list at a high-kill shelter because of her skin condition, but I knew that I would be able to help resolve it once I got her out of the shelter. Well, I was right, and it didn’t take long for me to find out that she had yeasty skin; something I had never heard about or experienced before! So, if your lovely fur child has a skin issue that you are not quite sure about, it could be a yeast infection.  [click to continue…]

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Halloween Hazards for Pets

halloween1Halloween is so close, I can almost taste the chocolate, caramel apples, and pumpkin pie. Now is the time to make your mad dash to get your costume together, as well as your pets’ costumes! It is also a good time to take final safety precautions, and plan your Halloween so that your pets are not affected negatively by the day’s festivities. Here’s a list of possible hazards that could perhaps put a damper on your holiday spirit: [click to continue…]

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Easy DIY Pet Halloween Costumes!

halloween8Halloween is right around the corner, so it is definitely time to start getting your pets’ Halloween costumes together! The only thing more important than your costume, is obviously your beloved animals’ costumes; because lets be real, they are much cuter. Not to mention, you could win a free $100 gift card to VetDepot if you enter our costume contest! Stores have some pretty cute options for pet costumes, but they can be pretty pricey and cheaply-made on top of that. If you have some extra time on your hands and/or love to be crafty, here are some adorable costume ideas that you can try to get together for your pet! Everyone will ooh and aah over your adorable pet, and then once you say, “I made it myself!” they will automatically think you are amazing.

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VetDepot Halloween Costume Contest!

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Halloween is almost here, which means it’s almost time for everyone to dress in their best costumes – pets and humans alike. Not only is it super fun, but you could be the winner of a free $100 VetDepot gift card!  [click to continue…]

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Symptoms To Look Out For In Senior Dogs

cataractsSenior dogs are extremely special beings who are often cast aside and abandoned in our society due to their old age. Many dogs 5 years and older are considered “too old” by cruel families, and are subsequently dumped at a shelter or on the streets in order to make room for a new puppy. Elderly dogs are surrendered especially often when they face medical issues, which is absurd considering most (if not all) senior animals encounter at least a couple medical issues that will require treatment. For us responsible animal owners who understand the commitment and loyalty required to be a loving dog owner, we will keep an eye out for these imminent medical problems in order to treat them to the best of our ability. We will do anything to keep our furry family members healthy and happy for as long as possible, so here are some possible symptoms to look out for in your senior dog:

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Top 10 Dog Breeds With the Most Health Issues

bulldogvet2Before I begin, let me just say that I love all dogs and want them all; but there are undeniably certain breeds that have much more health problems than others. Does this mean that you shouldn’t own them? Definitely not, but a prospective dog owner should be aware of what they are getting themselves into before they adopt or rescue their new canine companion. Nothing is worse than when a new owner blindly adopts a new dog only to realize they cannot deal with its high maintenance, resulting in said dog ending up back at the shelter. To avoid this horribly heartbreaking scenario, people need to arm themselves with the knowledge necessary to not only choose which dog is right for them, but to prepare for its future health needs! Here are the top 10 dogs that have the most health issues according to PetBreeds.com: [click to continue…]

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Why Do Cats Act Like Their Food Bowl Is Empty?

cateatingfoodnlThere is a very strange phenomenon that surrounds cats, and it is a well known fact among feline owners everywhere; cats pretending their food bowl is empty even though it’s not. A lot of the time when cats are meowing repeatedly by their bowl to tell you, “I NEED FOOD!”, there is actually food still in there. Sure, the food in the middle will be missing, exposing the bottom of the bowl – but there is still plenty of food around the edges. After lots of speculation and theorizing from cat lovers from across the globe, there finally may be an answer to this burning question: why do cats demand more food when their bowl still has plenty? [click to continue…]

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Common Myths About Fishkeeping

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“I need more than just a BOWL!”

What are your first thoughts when you hear or read the word “goldfish”? Most people (possibly including you) assume that they are beginner’s pets – something that you buy your child to teach them responsibility, or a prize that you win at the county fair. What about aquariums, which are often thought of simply as decorations or furniture to add some life to your surroundings? While these are extremely common opinions that people hold, they couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are quite a few myths about keeping fish as pets that people have accepted and perpetuated for decades; and as a result, pet fish everywhere suffer and die. If you ever hear any of the following falsehoods, be sure to kindly correct whoever said them: [click to continue…]

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