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Is My Dog’s Pee Normal?

Your dog’s urinary tract is probably not something you think a lot about, until it shows signs of malfunction. Not only can a change in urinary habits signal a problem with your pup’s kidneys and bladder, his or her urinary tract and its output are a treasure trove of diagnostic information about other bodily systems…. Read more »

Microchips: Only as Good as the Registration

Few things are as heartbreaking as a lost pet, especially if it’s yours. As many as 8 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters each year, and sadly, fewer than 20% are ever reunited with their owners. If those owners had taken one easy step, that outcome could have been avoided. A simple… Read more »

Are You Ready for the Eclipse? What About Your Pets?

In a few days, we in the United States will be treated to a rare celestial event—the Great American Eclipse. It is so-named because it is the first total solar eclipse visible only in the U.S. since the country was founded in 1776. Because of the different orbits of the sun, moon and earth, total… Read more »

Thinking of Becoming a Pot-Bellied Pig Parent?

When you’re considering a house pet, you naturally think dog or cat, or perhaps a parrot, rabbit or goldfish. Rarely does house pet and pig appear in the same thought. For most people. But there are others who have fallen hard for the intelligence, charm and loyalty of pot-bellied or miniature pigs. Whether you’re a… Read more »

Older Dogs Need Extra Love

Of course, we wish our dogs would live forever, or at least as long as we do. That’s one of the downsides of owning a pet—we know we’ll have to watch our pup grow old and experience many of the same problems we ourselves face. But just as there are certain things we can do… Read more »

It’s Valentine’s Day: Have You Hugged Your Pet Today?

While you are planning a special dinner or delivery for your special Valentine, don’t forget your furry four-legged ones. Although a box of chocolates is a no-no and a dozen roses probably won’t have the desired impact, there are ways you can show your pets you care, and in doing so, inject a little “feel… Read more »

Have You Checked Your Cat’s Teeth Lately?

  As a conscientious pet parent, you provide a nutritious diet, routine veterinary care and lots of love. And you probably know you should be brushing your furry friend’s teeth—at least your dog’s teeth. But cats suffer from the same dental health problems and are just as in need of proper dental care. February is… Read more »

Get Help for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Is your dog’s incessant scratching, licking and biting driving you crazy? Imagine what it’s doing to your dog. If your dog has a scratching problem, it could be due to one of many causes, from dry skin to parasites to allergies. It’s important to identify the root cause of your pup’s chronic itching so you… Read more »

Giving Thanks for our Furry Friends

November is the time of year when we remember all the things we are thankful for. Family of course is uppermost in our thankfulness, but do you include your furry friends in your family of thankfulness? Here are a few reasons you may have overlooked: You don’t need an alarm clock. Your dog wakes you… Read more »

The Scary Truth About Pet Obesity

Oct 12 is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Why do we need a special day to bring awareness about our pets’ weight? Because according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the U.S are overweight. And your chubby friend isn’t just having a little more trouble getting… Read more »