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Ask The Vet (Week of 10-06-08)

In this issue: September 29, 2008

I heard from a couple of people that you can vaccinate your pet from home. I just wanted to know if this was safe and how I would even start to do that? I don't mind going to the vet, but the bills just add up. How would I start my own vaccinations?
- Vida
Vaccination of your pet from home is possible. Check our Pet vaccination guide for more infomration.
More and more people in the United States are starting to vaccinate their pets from home. A lot of people fear doing this from home because they do not want to inject their pets. The first time doing this is going to be the hardest. Just follow our simple pet vaccination guide and you'll save a lot of money and time skipping those trips to your vet's office.
Recommended products: Syringes, Dog Vaccines, Cat vaccines
Related Article: Pet Vaccination Guide
I've heard of heartworms before, but more recently I've been hearing about tapeworms, roundworms, and ringworms. How do I know if my dog has any of these and how can I prevent this? What do I do if my dog ends up with one of these and how would I find out?
- JJControl
Tape Worm Tabs remove most common types of tapeworms in pets. Tape Worm Tabs are 100% safe and effective when used according to label directions.

Tapeworms and roundworms are internal parasites that commonly infect dogs. These parasites can drain nutrients from your pet and affect your dog's health in many ways. Signs you look out for are malnutrition and anemia. Some other warning signs in canines will be a swollen potbelly. In puppies you will notice their coat becoming dry and dull. It's good to have your pet tested by your Veterinarian and keep them on monthly preventive medicine. Ringworms are not a worm, but a fungus. A ringworm infection can be treated with topical antifungal creams or shampoos.

Recommended products: Tape Worm Tabs, Worm Protector 2X
Recommended Article: Tapeworms, Roundworms, and Ringworms.
I'd love to take my dog out trick or treating for Halloween and show off his Hot Diggity Dog costume but I'm afraid he would get too excited. Do you have any suggestions? What are some safety steps I can take before taking him out?
- Carla
HomeoPet TFLN can help to keep your pet calm during exciting Halloween activities.
Halloween can be a very pleasant experience with your pet, but it can also turn out to be a disaster. You want to make sure your pet is close to you and safe at all times. Also, you want to make sure your dog stays away from Halloween candy and decorations as they can choke or poison him. Check out our Halloween Fun and Safety Guide for all the information you need to know.
Recommended products: HomeoPet TFLN Anxiety, Pet ID Tags, Leash Lights
I currently have 2 cats and I want to get 1 more. I'm afraid the 2 cats I have now will not be welcoming and the new cat will be lonely. What can I do to make it an easy transition for my new cat?
- BooBoo143
Composure Liquid is a unique formula that containg ingredients not found in other calming formulas. Helps reduce behavioral problems associated with stressful situations.
Cats can be very territorial. With that in mind, you want to make sure you ease all of your cats into this transition. Your cats will most likely not like the idea of sharing space at first, but as time goes by most cats tend to get along. Your current cats will have territorial spots and your new cat will also create territorial spots. Give it a couple weeks and you should notice a positive interaction between the three of them.
Recommended products: Comfort Zone with Feliway and D.A.P, Composure Liquid for Dogs and Cat, Bach Rescue Remedy - Natural Stress Reliever
It seems like my dog has been steadily gaining weight. We recently moved to a house with a smaller backyard with less space for him to run around. I take him on walks daily and try to feed him less treats. Is there any food supplement or diet formula I can put him on without upsetting his stomach?
Joint Treats are a low calorie treat your pets will love.
It's hard to manage and pinpoint what exactly is causing your dog to gain weight. In most cases it is your dog's diet. A lot of pet owners love rewarding their dogs by giving them treats throughout the day. Unfortunately, a lot of dog treats can be high in calories and cause the dog to slowly gain weight. You might want to switch your dog to a low calorie dog treat and also try switching his food to a canine weight loss formula to help shed some of those extra pounds.
Recommended products: Joint Treats
The preceeding information is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
For serious problems please consult with your veterinarian.

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