World Rabies Day – September 28th 2015

On Monday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. This year’s theme is “END RABIES TOGETHER,” and builds up on previous themes to highlight the commitment to end the spread of rabies. The annual event is in celebrating its […]

Watch For Lyme Disease

Warmer weather means the parasites are out and about looking for hosts. Ticks can be troublesome, especially if you hike and camp or live in a rural area. Tick borne diseases like Lyme Disease can cause your pet extreme discomfort. Lyme Disease is an infection caused by bacteria and it is spread by the bite […]

Pet Dental Problems

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Your vet probably has a discount this month for teeth cleanings and checkups. If you’ve noticed your pet’s teeth looking yellowed or the gums are puffy, then a trip to the vet is in order. Not sure what dental problems dogs and cats can get? The most common […]

Obese Pets: Why It Can Be Dangerous

All the pets I’ve had have been a little chubby. Some had a layer that covered their ribs and others had a belly. When one of my cats gained weight over the summer from being lazy but still eating the same amount of food and cleaning up his sister’s bowl too, I put him on […]

7 Tips To Care For Your Dog’s Paws

Your dog’s paws are made for walking and are tough enough to withstand cement, walking on gravel, hiking trails, and other terrain. The pads provide protection from sharp objects like the soles of our shoes. The pads also absorb shock that helps protect their joints. But at the end of the day your dog’s paws […]

The Human Walking Program

Sitting at a desk all day for 5 days a week can be unhealthy. Many health and exercise websites talk about taking walks, running, and moving our bodies to make up for the lack of moving we do at work. But, the reality is, we don’t always have the motivation to exercise and we have […]

Pet Food Retailers Are Pulling Treats From China

Earlier in May, PETCO announced they would stop selling treats made in China in response to the number of dogs who have become ill from eating the treats. It was the first pet store to decide to stop selling the treats but it isn’t the last one. In an article from TIME, PetSmart has also […]

Does Your Cat Have Sniffles?

My cat sometimes sneezes and has sniffles. He purrs but it sounds slightly congested. I wondered why and talked to my vet about it. She told me it could be allergies and an air purifier can help him. When I got home I did a quick web search and found there could be other reasons […]

Trifexis: What You Need to Know

It’s recently come to light that some pets have died from unknown causes but media has drawn a link to the heart worm medication Trifexis as a contributing factor of the death. However, there hasn’t been any real proof to show if this is true or not. However, the company that own Trifexis, Elanco, says […]

Whistle, A New Way to Monitor Your Dog’s Health

An article published on The Verge sheds some new insight into how we can be the best owners possible to our dogs. A new startup company, Whistle, has created an application and device that is similar to FitBit and the Nike Fuelbands that many ahtletes use to monitor their activity. Theirs, however, is for dogs. […]

4 Great iPhone Apps For Pet Owners

Pets are more than just…pets. They are members of the family and share our joys and sorrows. They often end up in pictures with the kids and create memories that can’t be forgotten. Keeping track of their medical history and needs is important, especially when on trips or moving to a new place and looking […]

Chubby Cat: 6 Tips For A Thinner Kitty

We’ve talked about how to help dogs stay trim. Let’s focus on our feline friends and what can be done to help them stay slim, trim, and healthy. Obese cats face health risks similar to people and dogs, arthritis, shorter life spans, and diabetes are among some of the many health concerns that a chubby […]

How To Give a Pill to a Dog

I used to work at an animal shelter and we would have pets who needed to be given medication from time to time as they waited for their new forever homes. Sometimes it was something as routine as a heart worm pill and other times it was an antibiotic. Whatever the reason, in general, I […]

Geeky Pets 101: 2 Dog Walking Apps

In May, Fujitsu, a company in Japan released a pedometer for dogs. This isn’t a new concept. The pedometer is on the dog’s collar and transmits pace and mileage to the owner’s smartphone which then can be uploaded to a website. Sound familiar? Sound like the Nike+ iPod app that many of us used with […]

Responsible Pet Parent Month

Aside from February being Pet Dental Health Month, it’s also Responsible Pet Parent Month. What is that you ask? It’s a month where many rescue groups, shelters, and veterinarians, and other place will strive to promote and educate people about what it means to be a great pet owner. Many of us are great pet […]

5 Myths About Spaying and Neutering

I know some people don’t always think about spaying or neutering their pets. It’s not that they are not caring owners but they aren’t sure if it is necessary for a variety of reasons or they have heard horror stories and don’t want their pet to experience any major problems or tough recoveries. There are […]

When It’s Time to Let Go Of Your Pet

Anyone who has a pet knows the reality that at some point it will be time to say goodbye. Hopefully, many of us will have a pet leave us due to old age, natural causes, and feel prepared. Yet, it’s never easy to feel “prepared” because the pain, sadness, and loss is there no matter […]

October 12: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Obesity is the number one nutritional disease affecting our pets. We seem to have a problem where we are either overfeeding, giving too many treats, or not exercising our pets enough. But we need to recognize that as cute as a chubby cat can be, or as cuddly as an overweight dog can be, we […]

CPR For Your Pet

In a poll conducted by AP last year, 58% of pet owners – 63% of dog owners and 53% of cat owners said they would perform CPR on their pet. Many of us probably have some basic first aid kits for ourselves and our pets but many of us may not know how to perform […]

Pure Water for You and Your Pets!

We came across this interesting product the other day that’s great for people and pets. I always worry about our dogs drinking from dirty water. I look in their water bowls and see specs of stuff in the water that was either their left-over breakfast or the remains of something from outside that I really […]