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
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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
Whether it’s purring on your lap or chasing toys, cats make great companions. They’re playful and affectionate, and if you’re looking for a new furry friend, cats are a lower-maintenance option. But if you’re looking to get a cat and aren’t sure where to start, local animal shelters are a great place to find your
5 Symptoms of Asthma In Pets Asthma is a prevalent and occasionally disabling condition that impacts millions of people around the world. While it’s associated with humans, it’s also a frequent issue for many of our pets. Asthma is often a frightening condition and, if left unaddressed, can endanger the life of your pet. It
6 Tips To Making A Disaster Plan For Your Pets Pets should never have to look out for themselves during a disaster. Animals left behind during a disaster can get hurt or become sick, starve, drown from flooding or die. In fact, it’s estimated that 100,000 pets separated from their owners during and after Hurricane