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Can Dogs Have Seasonal Allergies? Signs and Treatment

Can Dogs Have Seasonal Allergies? Signs and Treatment

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | September 8, 2021

At Continental Animal Wellness Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, we field questions from dog owners every day about dog behavior, diet, and health. Sometimes, pet parents are surprised by our answers. 

For instance, did you know that your dog can smell your feelings? Or that a study at the University of San Diego California claims dogs can experience jealousy? 

Sometimes, our answers aren’t just surprising, but humbling. After all, once you learn that the average dog can understand approximately 150 words, you quickly realize that your dog understands you much better than you understand him. 

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9 Diet & Nutrition Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

9 Diet & Nutrition Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | August 27, 2021

At Continental Animal Wellness Center, we know pet parents want to provide their furry family members with a safe and nutritionally appropriate diet. Still, it can often feel like a daunting task. In the United States, pet owners collectively spend more than $31 billion on pet food each year. The sheer variety of available options alongside conflicting messages about pet nutrition can make it challenging to know what diet is best for your pet’s health. So, we have assembled this guide to help pet parents like you cut through the confusion and make informed decisions about your pet’s diet plan. 

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Can Pets Have Food Allergies

Can Pets Have Food Allergies Too? Yes, They Can!

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | August 10, 2021

At Continental Animal Wellness Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, we know that your pets are an important part of your family.

When you adopt a pet, you are not only inviting a new family member into your heart and home but accepting the responsibility to provide for their health and wellbeing. We all know that when your dog or cat starts showing signs of discomfort, your top priority is to find the source and eliminate it. While many pet parents are familiar with allergies, some are surprised to learn that dogs and cats can suffer from allergies, as well.

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Can dogs have diabetes? Here’s all you need to know.

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | July 29, 2021

While you’re likely to know someone with diabetes, if you’re like some pet owners, you may be surprised to learn that diabetes can be present in pets, as well. Just like humans, dogs and cats can develop diabetes mellitus in one of two forms:
Type I Diabetes: This type of diabetes, also known as insulin-deficient diabetes, is present when a pet cannot produce or does not produce enough insulin.
Type II Diabetes: Type II Diabetes, or insulin-resistant diabetes, in dogs occurs when a dog’s body makes insulin, but either doesn’t produce enough of it or has an insensitivity or resistance to insulin.

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All you Need to Know About Parvo Season in Northern AZ

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | July 1, 2021

Owning a dog is an incredibly rewarding experience. Although we wish dogs were always healthy and happy, unfortunately, just like humans they can get sick or hurt or catch a disease. Every new puppy owner or dog owner’s worst nightmare is the parvovirus. Parvo in dogs can come on quickly and be fatal. The good news is that parvovirus in dogs is preventable. It’s important to be aware of parvo symptoms and treatment in case your puppy catches it.
Preventative healthcare for your horse does not have to be expensive, but it should be comprehensive. Well-rounded annual veterinary care for your horse includes dental care, vaccinations, and parasite control.

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Preventative Health Care for Your Horse

Preventative Health Care for Your Horse

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | May 27, 2021

Good equine husbandry is based on quality preventative veterinary care. One way to help your horse live a long and healthy life is to focus on problem prevention, instead of problem treatment. This means embracing all aspects of horse care that affect well-being.

Preventative healthcare for your horse does not have to be expensive, but it should be comprehensive. Well-rounded annual veterinary care for your horse includes dental care, vaccinations, and parasite control.

The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a broad overview of preventative horse health care. If you would like more detailed information, please reach out to your veterinarian at Continental Animal Wellness Center.

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DIY Home Care For Cats

DIY Home Pet Care For Cats

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | April 19, 2021

Do I need to bathe my cat? What should I feed my kitten? My cat is scratching the mirror…is that normal? Whether you’re living with a new kitten or have shared your home with cats for years, cat behavior can raise a lot of questions. At Continental Animal Wellness Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, we’ve heard them all and are always happy to share our answers: 

Do you need to bathe your cat: Maybe! 
What should I feed my kitten: Quality kitten food. 
Is that…normal? As normal as a cat can be. 

This article addresses common questions, such as those above, about cat diets, health, fitness, and grooming. Keep reading for detailed answers to questions about DIY home pet care for cats to keep them happy, healthy, and safe.

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DIY Home Pet Care For Dogs

DIY Home Pet Care For Dogs

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | March 29, 2021

Whether you’re a first-time adopter or a long-time dog parent, life with a dog comes with lots of fun and affection, not to mention a few surprises. At Continental Animal Wellness Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, we know your dog’s health and happiness are your top priority. That’s why we’re always happy to help pet parents find answers to their canine concerns. 

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How to Remove Fleas From Your Pet

How to Remove Fleas From Your Pet

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | March 15, 2021

There are lots of things that can make your pet itch, but fleas are the first culprit that come to mind for most pet owners. When fleas shelter in your pet’s fur and start biting, they cause serious discomfort, and can even lead to grave illness. While we generally recommend to speak with your veterinarian about flea preventatives, here’s everything you need to know about removing fleas from your pet.

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prevent ticks on your pet

How to Remove Ticks From Your Pet

By Continental Animal Wellness Center | January 11, 2021

Compared to snakes and scorpions, ticks look like a small threat. To your pets, though, they can pose a serious risk. Ticks are one of the most common parasites found on domestic pets and can lead to a host of problems for you and your furry family members. Learn how to remove ticks from your pet and what you can do to prevent ticks on your pet.

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