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Why and How Cats Have Seizures

Why and How Cats Have Seizures

It’s likely that seizures in cats, as with those in humans, are linked to the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for decision making, personality, and other cognitive behaviors. During times of stress, the body produces hormones that may lead to a seizure. Symptoms of Seizures in Cats Typical symptoms of a…


How to Keep Cats Safe Outdoors

How to Keep Cats Safe Outdoors

While many domesticated cats prefer to stay indoors, there are still quite a few adventurous felines who enjoy getting out into nature. These cats can prowl around the neighbor, chase after mice, and still find their way back home on a daily basis. However, despite the fact that cats are agile predators, there are still…


The Importance of Pet Dental Health

The Importance of Pet Dental Health

As humans, going to the dentist is built into our normal health and wellness routine. We regularly go once a year, if not every six months, to visit the dentist and make sure our teeth and gums are healthy. For your pet though, trips to the dentist are not as frequent, if at all. Your…


Causes of Hair Loss In Cats

Causes of Hair Loss In Cats

Have you ever noticed that your cat has developed bald spots? You may think that it’s a natural process and that every cat loses their hair during a particular season at some point in their lives. But unless your cat is of a sphinx breed, hair loss is usually a sign of an underlying problem.…


Tips For Pets With Noise Phobia

Tips For Pets With Noise Phobia

Have you ever seen your dog or cat become fidgety, anxious and hyperactive when there are fireworks or a thunderstorm? Your dog or cat may start breathing heavily, bark or meow consistently with wide eyes. If so, your pet may have loud noise phobia. Pets with loud noise phobia may either try hurting themselves or…


Should Your Dog’s Food be Grain Free

Should Your Dog’s Food be Grain Free?

Your dog is important to you, so it follows that you want to treat him or her right and provide only the highest quality food. This makes sense, as better food will lead to a healthier, happier life for your furry friend. By researching and finding the best dog food, you are doing a favor…


5 Signs Your Pet Has Asthma

5 Signs Your Pet Has Asthma

Asthma is a common and sometimes debilitating condition that affects millions of humans every day. You may not know, however, that it is also a common problem for many of our pets. The month of May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Asthma can be a scary condition and, if left untreated, can cause…


How To Clip a Dog’s Toenails

How To Clip a Dog’s Toenails

All dog owners must have a feeling of dread overcoming them whenever it’s time to clip their pet’s toenails. Either past experiences with this daunting task might have deterred them, or stories about what has happened with other dog owners and their dogs can scare people to postpone this necessary task indefinitely. However, much like…


How To Introduce Old Pets To New Pets

How To Introduce Old Pets To New Pets

Congratulations! Your animal family is growing. This is an exciting time for everyone involved. Not only are you getting a new furry animal companion, but your existing pets are also. Just like people meeting for the first time, animal introductions can be awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes tricky. Of course if at all possible, we always…


Tips for Handling Dog Shed

Tips for Handling Dog Shed

We love our dogs, and even thinking about trading them in for a “hair-free home” isn’t an option for most people. Still, the build-up of dog hair shed on literally every surface of your house can be a nuisance. First, it’s important to remember that this isn’t your dog’s fault. All dogs shed because they…


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