Questions After the Loss of a Pet

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The loss of a cherished animal companion can cause extreme sadness, intense guilt, and a whirlwind of other emotions. Often, you will seek answers to questions that may not be black and white. Below, you will find some of the most common questions pet owners ask of themselves while grieving the death of a pet. […]

Is Ice Water Dangerous For Your Dog ?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Concerned pet owners may have come across a Facebook post warning against giving dogs ice water. The post claims that giving dogs ice water can cause bloat, which can lead to a life-threatening condition called gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), or more commonly called “bloat.” It’s often accompanied by a seemingly true story of a […]

Diagnosis and Treatment for Heatstroke

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Heatstroke is a serious condition that can lead to rapid death. Symptoms of heatstroke must be recognized and treatment must be initiated rapidly. Early symptoms of heatstroke include: — labored breathing — warm dry skin — an anxious attitude — profuse salivation. As the condition progresses, the animal: — develops a glazed look — becomes […]

Heatstroke in Pets

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Summer is a fun and exciting time of year. During the warm months, pets are less confined to the interior of the house and spend much more time outdoors. Special precautions must be taken to ensure that Rover and Kitty remain healthy and cool during the hot summer days. Sweating It Out Sweating is an […]

Your Pet’s Allergies

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It’s major function is to protect the rest of the body from the external environment. With it’s sweat glands and rich blood supply, it is also responsible for regulating the body’s temperature. The exterior portion of the skin is called keratin. In animals, this protective waterproof […]

The Diabetic Cat

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Diabetes is a condition caused by a relative resistance to or deficiency of insulin which results in elevated blood glucose levels and glucose in the urine. Diabetes mellitus is most common in older cats; however, obese cats are at an increased risk of developing this condition. Evidence has shown that genetics may play a role […]

Why Does My Dog…

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Scratch the Grass on the Lawn After Pooping? Is your lawn a mess because your dog scratches it after every time he or she poops? This may be annoying to those of us who spend our weekends taking care of the lawn, but it’s normal behavior for Rover. In the wild, canines such as wolves, […]

Does Your Senior Cat Suffer From Arthritis?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Recognizing arthritis in cats is challenging. Many cats hide their pain very effectively. While we may sometimes see older cat limping or favoring one leg, more often than not arthritic cats simply become less active, sleeping and resting more of the time. They are also reluctant to jump onto surfaces that were easily accessible previously. […]

Is Sleeping With A Pet Beneficial Your Health

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Arizona reported some people may benefit from sharing a bed with a pet. The study looked at 74 pet owners – 56% of whom allow their pet in the bedroom with them. Of those, 41% believe sleeping with their pet is beneficial to […]

Some Must-Have Mobile Apps for Pet Parents

Monday, March 7th, 2016

There’s an app for everything and pet-related needs and topics are no different. Gone are the days when Google was the sole provider of dog and cat information for pet parents on the go. Apps keep convenient information and tools a finger swipe away – and for minimal cost. Pet parents can download everything from […]

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