The traditions of Thanksgiving usually include family, fun, and lots of food. And because many pet parents consider their dogs and cats to be part of the family, pets are often included in these Thanksgiving festivities. However, food is one part of the holiday you’ll want to keep a close eye on if you
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Just like their human parents, pets need check-ups, too. And our senior pets are no exception. In fact, as your pets age they need check-ups more often. 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
Halloween is a lot of fun for parents, children and adults, but it can be a dangerous time for your pets. Unfortunately, October through December is our busiest time each year for pet emergencies, especially those that could be avoided. Please take extra caution this time of year and keep your pets safe! Running Away
Whether you’re celebrating cook for your pets day or you’d like to do something special for your dog, you’ll enjoy making these delicious treats for your pup. These recipes are easy to make, and include a gluten-free option in case your pup has a sensitivity to grains. The best part? These are so easy
The best defense against fleas and ticks is to keep your pets on a year-round flea and tick preventive medication. It’s always better to be on the safe side and keep your pets protected from potential diseases and associated problems. And while it’s common to know that pets who go outdoors need to be treated
Most dog owners will tell you, grooming their dogs is their least favorite part of pet ownership. While some dogs enjoy bath time, most, well, let’s just say they’re not a fan. But keeping your dog well-groomed is key for a happy, healthy pup. Why Is Grooming My Dog Important? Not only do dogs
Just like with children, pets need vaccines to avoid serious illnesses. In addition, some vaccines, like to prevent rabies, are required by law in most states because of the risk to humans. No one, including pets, likes getting shots or their expense, but the price of vaccinations for pets is reasonable, especially when you consider
Diabetes is a chronic endocrine disorder that impacts us humans, as well as our cats and dogs. In fact, it is estimated that 1 out of every 100 dogs age 12 or older, and between 1 in 50 and 1 in 500 cats will develop the disease. While diabetes certainly isn’t what we’d call
We know when we leave our pets for work or errands, they miss us. It’s adorable to come home and have your little furball run up to you, beg for attention, and even become vocal as they bark or meow to tell us how happy they are to have us back at home. But for
As concerned cat parents, we worry about our pets all year long, but during summer, there are specific issues that impact cats. Even if your cat is a strictly indoor pet, please take a moment to become familiar with these summer health concerns so you know what to look for in your pet. Fleas and