Author Archives: Pawmetto Lifeline

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Bitter Cold

Keep your pet safe with these tips from Tony McReynolds and our friends at AAHA.org. With temperatures plunging and much of the country expected to remain in the deep freeze through the weekend, AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM, … Continue reading

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Adopting a Cat with Feline Leukemia

A cat diagnosed with Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is still an ADOPTABLE cat. What, then, is FeLV? FeLV is a virus that weakens a cat’s immune system, predisposing it to certain infections, severe anemia, and potentially leading to cancer. Most at … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS Ringworm is NOT a worm!!!

What exactly IS ringworm? It sounds gross!Ringworm is a fungal infection affecting the skin, hair and occasionally nails of animals (and people). It manifests itself on kittens generally on the head, around the eyes, ears, feet, and tail in round … Continue reading

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Heartworms: The Silent Killer

A cute lover valentine havanese puppy dog with a red heart is looking upward, isolated on white background Heartworm disease is serious and potentially fatal. It affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other species of mammals. Heartworm disease has … Continue reading

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Manners Matter: Training Your Puppy

Puppy training is an important step toward a lifetime of good behavior. Puppies respond better to positive reinforcement than punishment. Puppies should always be supervised or should be kenneled when you are away. Training should be consistent and involve everyone … Continue reading

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Bringing Home Your New Kitten

Your kitten must receive veterinary care before being introduced to other cats. Your kitten must be vaccinated against various diseases on a schedule, beginning at 2 to 3 months of age. Your kitten should be spayed or neutered before 6 … Continue reading

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Are you a hero to homeless pets?

 Consider the following questions: Do you pick up a dog/cat on the side of the road and immediately drive to a shelter or rescue? Do you get a pet from Craigslist or Facebook to take them directly to a shelter … Continue reading

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