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Is your chihuahua fat? Dr. Jess will explain how to tell if your pup is overweight and what to do about it if they are on the obesity scale. Let’s dive in below! Recognizing an Overweight Chihuahua Body Condition Score Chart Is your chihuahua fat? To determine whether your Chihuahua is overweight, you can use …

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Can Guinea Pigs Swim Natural Swimmers Guinea pigs are capable of swimming, but it’s important to understand that they generally don’t enjoy it. In their natural habitat, these pet rodents prefer to stay dry and away from water sources, digging burrows to remain safe and dry. If you’re considering letting your guinea pig swim, keep in …

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Can Dogs Eat Asparagus? The Surprising Truth Revealed: Is Asparagus Good for Dogs? As a dog owner, you’re likely constantly wondering if certain “people foods” like asparagus are suitable foods for your furry friend. The good news is that asparagus is not toxic for dogs, and they can safely eat it when properly offered the veggie. …

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Teacup Pomsky Overview: Unveiling the Miniature Husky-Pomeranian Mix Hybrid Breed A Teacup Pomsky is a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. As a hybrid dog breed, a mix between two different breeds of purebred dogs, the teacup pomsky highlights stunning features from both parent breeds. This combination results in the highly sought-after fluffy coat …

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Guinea pigs would love for you to share all of your fruits and veggies with them, but many types of produce are off limits to our little friends for health reasons. What about nectarines? Are they safe to feed your guinea pig? Find out- can guinea pigs eat nectarines? Dr. Jess answers this question below: …

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Bearded dragons come in many different colors and varieties. One color that a bearded dragon can change to is black. In this article, Dr. Jess will discuss what it means if your bearded dragon turns black in color, if you should be worried, and what you can do about it. Read on for more information …

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French bulldogs are one of the most adorable dog breeds and find themselves in many homes here in the United States. It’s not hard to find many coat colors of frenchie, but there are a few coat colors that are not as well-known- one of which is the lilac fawn french bulldog. Dr. Jess breaks …

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Mini Goldendoodle puppies are a cross between three of the cutest dog breeds. Dr. Jess will breakdown what makes them such a great pet (or not), and some considerations you will want to think about before bringing one home to your family. I would like to take a moment to note straight away, that every …

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One of the cutest puppy breeds of all time has to be Pitbull puppies. Dr. Jess will breakdown what makes them such a great pet (or not so great), and some things to think about before you consider those cute pitbull puppies for sale that you have been eyeing. Please keep in mind that this …

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A cross between two of the cutest dog breeds of all time has to be the German Shepherd mix with Australian Shepherd. Dr. Jess will breakdown what makes them such a great pet (or not), and some considerations you will want to think about before bringing one home to your family. I would like to …

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Are you one of those sleep deprived kitten owners who are disturbed at wee hours in the morning with a scratching at the bottom of the door, a walk across the chest, a quick pounce over the bed, or a bellowing meow for a midnight snack?  If your kitten wakes you up in the middle …

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You’ve likely heard of cat naps, and lazy cats, and sunbathing cats, and snoozing cats. What are normal and healthy cat sleeping behaviors? Should you be worried about your own feline friend? Dr. Jess addresses some of the most common cat sleeping questions below: How Long Do Cats Normally Sleep? Just like humans, cats normally …

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Hamsters are one of the most popular pocket pets. Who can resist feeding a cute little hamster a sweet treat like a juicy blueberry? But be cautioned…not all foods are safe for hamsters! Can hamsters eat blueberries? Dr. Jess explains the answer below: Long story short, hamsters CAN have blueberries, but they must be served …

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There are a lot of different factors that come together to create a guinea pig’s life expectancy. Some guinea pigs live for only a few short months or years, while other pigs can live for years on end. Find out how long guinea pigs can live for when Dr. Jess answers, what is the life …

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There are a lot of different factors that come together to create a pitbull’s life expectancy. Some dogs live for only a few short years, while other canine can live for decades on end. Find out how long pitbulls can live for when Dr. Jess answers, what is the life expectancy of a pitbull? Pitbull …

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Most rabbits LOVE fruity snacks as treats. However, there are some foods that are safe for humans but can be harmful to your pet bunny. One common food, strawberries, is often in question: Can rabbits eat strawberries safely? Dr. Jess explains the answer below: Check out whether rabbits can eat tomatoes here! What Are Rabbits? …

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Most rabbits LOVE their vegetable snacks. However, there are some foods that are safe for humans, but can be harmful to your pet bunny. One common food, mushrooms, is often in question: Can rabbits eat mushrooms safely? The answer may surprise you! Dr. Jess explains the answer below: Check out whether rabbits can eat tomatoes …

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Bearded dragons can chomp down insects, gobble up vegetables, and throw down fruits. But do they also bite people or other animals? Do bearded dragons bite? Dr. Jess will answer this interesting question: Do bearded dragons bite? What is a Bearded Dragon? Bearded dragons are reptiles that are grouped into the desert lizard category. They …

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Guinea pigs like to snack on a lot of different tasty treats, many of which you can find in your kitchen and fridge. One of those tempting foods may be the raspberries hanging out in your produce drawer of your refrigerator. But can guinea pigs eat raspberries? Dr. Jess explains the answer below: It turns out, …

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Guinea pigs like to snack on a lot of different tasty treats, many of which you can find in your kitchen and fridge. One of those tempting foods may be the strawberries hanging out in your produce drawer of your refrigerator. But can guinea pigs eat strawberries? Dr. Jess explains the answer below: Let’s Talk Berries… …

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Every dog has their own personality, behaviors, and actions, such as breathing. Many dogs breathe fast for many different reasons. So why is your dog breathing fast? Dr. Jess breaks down the reasons why your canine companion is likely to breathe fast. What is Fast or Rapid Breathing? Fast breathing in dogs is typically an …

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Do you need great ideas on what to get your favorite veterinarian or veterinary student this year? Well, you have come to the right place! Dr. Jess list her favorite products she loves or would have loved while she was in vet school. This article may contain affiliate links. Read more on my disclosure. All items …

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Pet lovers everywhere can agree on one thing…. we really love our pets! Dr. Jess breaks down all the pet products you need to have during the holidays (including her number one product she has on hand at every holiday!), and what you need to keep in mind whether you are staying at home with …

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Guinea pigs are one of the most cutest of all pocket pets. As cute as they are, it is easy to want to give them all the delicious human foods we enjoy, like butternut squash! Nonetheless, numerous human foods aren’t safe for your guinea pig to eat. So, can guinea pigs eat butternut squash? Dr. Jess will answer …

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Hamsters are one of the best small pocket pets for families. If you have a new hamster or your current hamster has changed their behavior to make you feel that they may be scared, the behavior needs to be addressed. The first step is to educate yourself on how hamsters become scared and why they …

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Many rabbits have spurts of energy followed closely by spurts of own time. But many rabbits never seem to shut their eyes and actually sleep. Could it be possible that some rabbits can sleep with eyes open? Do rabbits sleep with their eyes open? Dr. Jess explains if bunnies sleep with their eyes open or …

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Dogs can be amazing companions – keeping you company and making sure that you are safe. Every dog has their own personality, behaviors, and actions, such as breathing. Many dogs breathe heavy for many different reasons. So why is your dog breathing heavy? Dr. Jess breaks down the reasons why your canine companion breathes heavy. …

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Sugar gliders are one of the cutest pets. They are very sociable animals and actively use sounds to communicate. But what does a sugar glider crabbing mean? Dr. Jess explains this sugar glider noise below: What is a Sugar Glider? Sugar gliders are also commonly known as “sugar bears” and “honey gliders”. They are a …

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Poop is a big stinky issue and diarrhea is even stinkier! Your pet’s stool can tell you so much about your bearded dragon’s health. Dr. Jess breaks down everything you need to know about Bearded Dragon Diarrhea and why you should be concerned. Do Lizards Poop? Lizards of many different types have a structure called …

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You would assume that dog collars are a simple thing. However, there are so many types, styles, sizes, and functions of dog collars available for your canine companion. Dog collars can be complicated, but the proper-fitted flat collar shouldn’t be. So just how should a flat collar fit on a dog? Dr. Jess will answer …

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Bearded dragons are striking lizards that can make great pets. They have a calm demeanor and are typically easy to care for. However, there are a few health concerns, including tail rot, that can be quite troublesome to your bearded dragon. Dr. Jess explains bearded dragon tail rot below: Bearded Dragon Basics: Bearded dragons are …

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Cockatoos are one of the more common pet birds today. One species of cockatoo, the citron cockatoo, is less common as a pet but is wanted by many because of their strikingly beautiful coloring. Find out all about these citron cockatoos and if they would make a good pet for your family. Dr. Jess explains …

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Sugar gliders are one of the cutest pets. They are very sociable animals and actively use sounds to communicate, including the bark. But what does a sugar glider barking mean? And what do all their other vocalizations mean? Dr. Jess explains the sugar glider’s bark below: What is a Sugar Glider? Sugar gliders are also …

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Bearded dragons are one of the most popular pet species of lizards.  They are docile in nature and easy to care for –  just a few of their admirable qualities.  Having the correct environment for your bearded dragon will help ensure that they remain happy and healthy throughout their lifetime.  One of the major environmental …

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Pet ferrets have a fun, quizzical personality, full of comical play and a lot of naps. Often times ferrets are seen playing intensely, and a few minutes later, sound asleep. So, should ferrets sleep during the day or at night? Are ferrets nocturnal? What is normal and healthy? Dr. Jess explains the ferrets sleeping habits …

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Guinea pigs like to snack on a lot of different tasty treats, many of which you can find in your kitchen and fridge. One of those tempting foods may be the blueberries hanging out in your produce drawer of your refrigerator. But can guinea pigs eat blueberries? Dr. Jess explains the answer below: Long story short, …

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How long do bearded dragons live? — is a great question with an answer of, ‘well, it depends’. The lifespan of a bearded dragon will depend on many physical, mental, and environmental factors that will be discussed in this article. This article will also compare wild and pet bearded dragon lifespans and also walk you …

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Some bearded dragons are picky. Some aren’t. Some bearded dragons love eating. Some go long periods without wanting a bite. How confusing! Dr. Jess breaks down what bearded dragons actually can eat below: What is a Bearded Dragon? Bearded dragons are funny little reptiles that are categorized into the desert lizard category – they like …

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Cats are known for licking, grooming, and scratching themselves on the regular. But what about extreme itchiness and rashes? If your cat has been recently diagnosed with feline miliary dermatitis, you should read on to understand what is going on with your pet and what treatment options you and your feline friend have. Dr. Jess …

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Bearded Dragon Eggs are a real thing that you may need to be familiar with if you have a female bearded dragon! For many bearded dragon owners, bearded dragon eggs and egg-laying will not be a thought when bringing your pet home for the first time. But, if your beardie turns out to be female …

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Mole salamanders are intriguing little amphibians that have been around for ages. But what really are mole salamanders and do mole salamanders make good pets? Dr. Jess explains it all below: What is a Salamander? Salamanders are amphibians that look like a combination of a frog and a lizard. There are hundreds of different types …

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They say birds of a feather flock together, but what about birds of different feather colors? Parakeets are one of the most popular types of pet birds and are available in many vibrant beautiful colors. Then there are parakeets that look distinctly different from the rest of the flock – so what’s the difference between …

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Poop is a big stinky issue but can tell you so much about your bearded dragons health. Dr. Jess breaks down everything you need to know about Bearded Dragon Poop in this article below: Do Lizards Poop? Lizards of many different types have a structure called the cloaca, which serves as a central collecting chamber …

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Spring in the horse community usually means shedding coats, horse show prep, new foals, and spring vaccines. There are so many types, brands, and forms of horse shots it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused, especially with terms like “5-way”. Dr. Jess will debunk what a horse 5-way vaccine is below: Let’s Go Over What …

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Bearded dragons can chomp down insects, gobble up vegetables, and throw down fruits. But just how do they do it? Do bearded dragons have teeth to help breakdown all that crazy stuff that they consume? Dr. Jess will answer the fascinating question: Does a bearded dragon have teeth? What is a Bearded Dragon? Bearded dragons …

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Parakeets are a lot like humans when it comes to sleeping. Most of us like it dark, quite, and warm in our beds. Just like budgies, if we don’t get enough sleep, we become cranky. Help your pet bird make the most of it’s sleep time by supplying them with the best vet-recommended parakeet sleeping …

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It seems like almost every single pet product these days is ‘vet-recommended’. How can so many cat products be recommended by vets? Which products truly are veterinarian-recommended? Dr. Jess compiled her own list of vet-recommended calming cat treats: This post may contain affiliate links. To view our affiliate disclosure. Why Do Cats Stress and Have …

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It seems like almost every single pet product these days is ‘vet-recommended’. How can all pet products be recommended by vets? Which products truly are veterinarian recommended? Dr. Jess compiled her own list of vet-recommended dog chews below: This post may contain affiliate links. To view our affiliate disclosure. Not all dog chews are made …

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Horses tend to get themselves into trouble often. It may not always be their fault, but know a horse long enough and you’ll see the trouble they can surmount. But can horses get themselves into so much trouble that they need a lawyer? Dr. Jess explains why you and your horse may want to consult …

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In a time when nothing is certain, telemedicine is certainly going to be a popular option for many veterinarians from now on. As this new virus runs rapid and sparks fear, the Georgia Veterinary Medicine Association, also known as the GVMA, brings together a virtual town hall meeting to reel veterinarians in on our new …

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You love your cat. What you may not love is their behavioral issues. One way to possibly manage some behavioral issues is the use of an artificial pheromone product. What are these products and do they work? Dr. Jess will break down two of the most popular of these products, Comfort Zone vs Feliway below: …

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Bearded dragons have long been a favorite pocket pet of many. As stoic as these little critters can be, when a beardie stops eating, we need to worry. So how long can bearded dragons go without food? Dr. Jess will answer this important question below: There are many reasons why a beardie may stop eating, …

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Schools are closing, restaurants and grocery stores are empty, and self-distancing is now a thing… all thanks to Coronavirus COVID-19. So the big question surrounding dogs is: Can this COVID-19 coronavirus affect dogs? Can dogs give the coronavirus to humans? Dr. Jess, our resident veterinarian explains it all below: What really is a virus? A …

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