Winter brings cold weather and icy conditions, and if you and your dog plan on spending time outdoors, it’s important to make sure their paws are protected. Cold weather can be hard on their paws with dry winter air causing their paw pads to become dry and cracked, while ice-melting chemicals can cause painful burns.
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Just like their human parents, pets need check-ups, too. And our senior pets are no exception. Here are common conditions to be on the lookout for, and symptoms not to ignore. What to look for in cats Cats are considered to be in the senior age range after approximately age 7. It is important to
Chocolate is a holiday favorite for many people, whether it’s candy, cookies or a cup of hot cocoa, this sweet treat is a staple in many homes. While we might take advantage of the increase of chocolatey treats around the house this Halloween, if you have a dog at home these treats can pose
Dogs can turn themselves into the funniest positions when trying to scratch that itch. And while it’s cute on occasion, when your pup starts scratching too often, it means there could be a problem with fleas that needs your immediate attention. What are fleas exactly? More than 2,500 different species of fleas exist, yet
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs will develop some form of oral disease by the age of three. As pet owners, we want to keep our furry friends as healthy as possible. That’s why we make sure they get plenty of exercise, get regularly groomed and are eating right.
Each year, millions of people are treated in doctor’s offices and even emergency departments due to animal bites and scratches. From rabies to bacterial infections including Pasteurella, we know these can be serious events that can even be life-threatening to humans. But even if you’re not bitten or scratched, there are still parasites that can
Canine Parvovirus, more commonly known as Parvo, is a highly contagious disease with incredibly high mortality rates within days if left untreated. Puppies, as well as unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated dogs, are most at risk. Although it’s not entirely understood why, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Doberman Pinschers and English Springer Spaniels are at
Pet parents know accidents happen. Whether it’s Fido or Fluffy knocking over a cup or us tripping over their chew toys, we’re used to these irritating events. But some accidents can be a lot more serious, like a fast-moving pet escaping through an opened door, from the backyard or during a walk. Luckily, science has
Many of us take pride in outdoor gardens and plants, but did you know that many common plants are toxic to our pets? Depending on the type of plant, the amount ingested and in some cases the weight of the pet, an innocent trip outdoors by a pet with a penchant for munching plants can
Traveling alone isn’t any fun and if you’re looking for a travel buddy, pets can make great companions. But before you start planning your trip with your four-legged friend (now that we can move about more!), it’s important to know what you need to do and what to bring to keep your pet safe and