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Is Bravecto safe for dogs?

Hello. I am writing for your opinion on using Bravecto, the pill that provides 12-week flea & tick protection. My vet is keen on it. My concern is that one of my two dogs has had cancer twice; also she reacted badly (vomiting) to a similar pill when she was a puppy. What is your …

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Why is my dog throwing up white foam?

My 5 month old puppy (10 lbs) has thrown up 8 times today. Ate large amount of chicken last night and a plateful of fried eggs today. Last several throw ups were white foam. -Ronald Editor’s Note: We wrote and article describing 7 common causes for dogs throwing up white foam.

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What’s the best retractable leash for my dog?

I’ve been playing around with different leash lengths because my yellow lab likes to weave back and forth when I’m walking her. Even the longest leash doesn’t seem to be long enough to let her get to the smells and sights she wants to explore (without yanking me off the sidewalk), so I’m thinking about investing in a …

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Switching Pet Insurance As Dog Gets Older?

I’ve an almost 6 month old non-neutered male pomeranian. Currently he is on the Banfield pet insurance which has been great for all his intro vaccination. As he is getting older and more active i want to make sure i am covered for any accident and am confused what would be the next insurance to …

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Pesticides causing cancer in dogs?

Yesterday was a heartbreaking day. We had to put our 12 year old Silky Terrier, Asta down after a two year battle with bladder cancer. He also developed congestive heart failure in the last year which contributed to his deteriorating condition. He was a wonderful friend whom I loved very, very much and was part …

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