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The Vetster Pet Connection is a curated collection of pet lifestyle articles, company blog posts, industry opinions and expert research.
Moving guide for pet owners: How to move with pets
Moving is already complicated, and taking the comfort and safety of your pets into account as part of the process can make the task even more daunting. The good news is with a little bit of proactive planning, you can ensure your pet stays as comfortable as possible every step of the way...
Top reasons to spay or neuter your dog
There are many benefits for pet owners and their dogs when they choose to spay or neuter. Altering dogs helps prevent certain medical conditions and animal overpopulation, and can even curb some unwanted behaviors caused by reproductive hormones...
How to protect your dog from heartworm disease
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease for dogs who contract it. It’s important for dog owners to understand what causes the disease, how to prevent it, and how it is treated by a veterinarian...
Preventative wellness tips for your cat
There are many ways you can improve your cat’s physical and mental state. Annual veterinary exams, staying up to date on vaccines, preventing parasites, and feeding a nutritious diet all go a long way in helping your cat live a long and healthy life.
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Providing a great virtual care experience
One of the amazing benefits of virtual care is the time you can spend with a pet owner to not only address their concerns, but provide added coaching to help them take care of their pet.
How to take care of your horse’s teeth
As horses age, their teeth continue growing to replace the tooth material worn away by chewing. In some cases, the combination of continued growth and wear and tear results in an unusual tooth shape. As horse owners, we need to be aware of the implications of this cycle...
How to prevent and manage obesity in cats
Obesity in cats is a growing concern for pet owners around the world. Many pet owners are under the assumption that a fat cat is a sign of happiness. In reality, an overweight cat is likely to develop life-threatening health conditions...
Poisonous plants and common toxicoses in horses
There are vaccinations that prevent communicable diseases in horses, but there is little you can do to prevent poisoning in horses except for environmental management. It’s important as a horse owner to be able to identify and remove toxic plants, fungi, mold, and minerals from your horse’s environment.
Horse health checklist: What is your horse's normal?
As a horse owner, it is important to understand the normal signs of a healthy horse, as well as what to look out for in order to maintain a horse’s overall health. Knowing what is normal and abnormal will help you provide the right equine care and know when you need to call in reinforcements...
Why you should spay or neuter your cat
Sexual alteration, also known as spay or neuter surgeries, are the most common surgical procedures performed on pet cats. However, many cat owners have questions about sterilization surgeries...
Build a bond with your horse
Even the most well-trained horse still needs to trust their rider and/or owner, so it is important to create a strong bond with your animal to enhance the equestrian experience for everyone involved...