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Archive for July 2021

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It's raining cats and dogs over Chicago.

No one is sure who coined “it’s raining cats and dogs”, which means raining heavily, but origins date back to the 17th century. Loud thunder and bright lightning can be scary at times for even the bravest of humans and is increasingly difficult for pets and often terrifying for Fido and Fluffy. Extreme Weather April…

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The Dog Days of Summer

A dog is laying on a chair outside during the dog days of summer.

We can thank the Greeks and Romans for the saying “dog days of summer.” These summer days are possibly the hottest days of the year. The dog days of 2021 run from July 3rd to August 11th, and these might be the hottest 40 days 2021 has to offer. However, with some preparation and forethought,…

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Dehydration in Cats

The cat is dehydrated.

Cats, like every mammal, can get dehydrated when Fluffy is releasing more water than what is Fluffy is replenishing. Cats will lose not only water but other essential nutrients that allow their bodies to function correctly. During the hotter temperatures of the summer, dehydration in cats is more probable.  Causes of Dehydration in Cats Dehydration…

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Dehydration in Dogs

A dog might be dehydrated.

Dehydration risks increase during hotter times of the year. We can typically tell when we haven’t been drinking enough water, but not many of us know when a dog hasn’t been drinking enough water. Dehydration in dogs is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition. What Causes Dehydration in Dogs No one wants to think of…

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