Adopting a pet is a wonderful way to add a new pet to your family. Not only does it give a home to a pet who needs it, but it also reduces the number of puppy mills and other facilities who breed pets simply for money. Pets truly make our lives better and reduce stress
Whether you’re a new pet parent or you’ve just fallen in love with your first puppy, dogs need a lot of physical and mental stimulation to get their energy out. Toys are a great way to do that, but how do you know which to buy? Personality has a lot to do with which toys
When you’re snowed in, it’s easy to forget about taking your dog for walks or playing outside. But maintaining an active lifestyle even during the cold winter months is essential for keeping our canine companions happy and healthy. While snow and ice may not make ideal conditions for outdoor activities, there’s plenty of ways
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.
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