It's important to be mindful of the health and safety of your pet before you decorate your home for the holidays. While you may be excited to embrace the spirit of the season and transform your home into a winter wonderland, it’s important to educate yourself on the hazards which decorations can pose to
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Most pet owners would agree that protecting their pets from preventable health risks is an easy-to-keep priority. And while exercise, eating right and drinking plenty of water can help to keep pets healthy and active for many years, preventing deadly heartworm disease should also be among your top priorities. Understanding how heartworm disease is transmitted, how it affects pets’ health and how you can prevent your pets from contracting heartworm will help you to keep it top of mind.
We all love to play outside during the warmer weather, including our pets. But if your pets aren’t on a year-round flea and tick preventative, they could end up being more than just exhausted after a fun day outside. Protecting your pets from ticks is an important part of protecting their health because several
Along with the warmer temperatures and pleasant weather that the summer months bring, they can also bring allergies. And just like people, pets can have allergic reactions to a variety of things in their environment. However, their allergic reactions can be decidedly different than those that people experience. By exploring three of the common
If your cats or dogs have been scratching or biting themselves more often than usual, this could be a sign of fleas or ticks. To help your pets, it’s best to check these spots right away not only for the well-being of your pets, but because these critters can cause serious issues in your
Although it’s important to protect your pets from fleas and ticks year-round, late March until late November is the official season of fleas and ticks. And while it’s common to know that pets who go outdoors need to be treated with flea and tick preventative medicine, it’s also key to treat your strictly indoor
If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know they’re a true part of the family. We want them to be happy and healthy, and the thought of them being ill or in pain is overwhelming. Most times, we know when there’s something off with our pets, but at what point should we be concerned?
Easter is a wonderful holiday full of family time, fun and of course, baskets full of goodies. But did you know it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year for pets? Please help your pets stay safe by becoming familiar with the hazards, and spread the word to your family and
You’ve probably heard that you should spay or neuter your pets, but do you know why? In the United States alone, the ASPCA estimates that 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters every year. This includes both cats and dogs. By spaying and neutering animals, you are doing your part to help cut
While brushing your dog’s coat may seem like a chore for both you and your pup, regular brushings are actually an essential part of keeping your best friend happy and healthy. It doesn’t matter whether your dog’s coat is short, long, thin or thick, regular grooming not only helps keep him looking good, it