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Do Dogs Need Sweaters or Jackets?

Do Dogs Need Sweaters or Jackets?

Some people think dogs in sweaters simply look cute, while some think it is absurd for the descendants of wolves to be dressed in fluffy jackets. Regardless of your stance on the matter, dog jackets and sweaters can be a useful tool to keep your furry best friend safe and healthy in the colder weather.…


Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?

Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?

How often do you brush your teeth? Answer honestly! Don’t worry, this isn’t a guilt trip to get you to the dentist. Speaking of dentists, though, how often do you go in for a checkup? Once or twice a year? Last question. How much did it hurt the last time you had a cavity? Our…


Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) – Commonly Called Bloat

If you have ever watched the film “Marley and Me”, then you know the dangers of Bloat (GDV). Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), commonly called bloat, is an emergency medical condition this is seen most commonly in large and giant breed dogs. This is a life-threatening situation that occurs when the stomach fills with gas and/or food,…


6 Winter Pet Safety Tips

6 Winter Pet Safety Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, it is for us humans. For our furry friends, it’s a season of cold weather, delicious smelling food, and super colorful decorations that they think double as pet toys. All of those things that we love about the winter holidays—the food, the decor, the snow—can…


A Guide To Vacation With Your Dog

A Guide To Vacation With Your Cat Or Dog

Around half of all US dog owners take their pets on vacation with them. This practice is becoming increasingly common and while it’s fun to have your furry friend traveling alongside you, at sometimes it can be a bit of a hassle. It’s important to plan ahead before traveling with your pet. With that in…


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…


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