One of the joys of having an active dog is going on outdoor adventures with them. But while Fido runs through grass and weeds, they can pick up some hijackers called ticks. Bites from ticks that are infected with bacteria can transfer the bacteria to your dog. This is how dogs get Lyme disease, but Lyme disease isn't the only tick-borne illness to worry about. Anaplasmosis is another tick-borne disease that can cause serious health risks for your four-legged companion.
29 June 2022
Adopting a rabbit can be a better decision than adopting a dog or cat if you don't want some of the responsibilities that these pets can come with, but they still need quite a bit of care and more attention than you may have expected. If you've just begun the process of looking into adopting a rabbit, it's important that you look into their needs regarding going to the vet.
23 April 2018
You've cared for your dog since he was just a pup, watched him grow into a full size playful dog, taught him and played with him for years - your dog is your family. Now your dog is aging, showing gray and probably moving a bit slower than before. Just because your pup is growing old doesn't mean you should care for him any less. If anything, he may need extra care.
9 March 2018
Hairballs aren't fun for cats or their owners, and frequent hairballs can leave both feeling distressed. Cats shouldn't have hairballs on a regular basis, especially if you regularly groom your cat. If your cat is still frequently producing hairballs, it might mean that your cat has a disorder called pica. Keep reading to learn more about this problem and what you can do to combat it. What is Pica Pica is an obsessive compulsive disorder where the sufferer feels the need to eat things that aren't food.
5 December 2017
Just like humans, furry family members benefit from yearly wellness visits. Older dogs often require twice-yearly visits for closer monitoring. Most check ups are quick, but they can help you identify health problems early, which gives your dog the best possible outcome. Early diagnosis can also save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on treatments for conditions that are more expensive to treat as they advance, such as cancer.
14 November 2017
If your dog loves to ride with its head sticking out of the window, you might want to roll the windows up on your next trip. While it might seem perfectly safe for your dog to ride this way, the practice can actually prove quite dangerous. Here are just four of the reasons why you should stop your dog from sticking its head out the window while you drive. Flying Objects
26 October 2017
Getting your first dog is exciting, but it also means a long-time commitment to healthy and safety of your new pet. You can enjoy the journey of puppyhood (including the less glamorous tasks of potty training and housebreaking), but there some some essential care tips that every dog owner needs to know. Here are some healthy and safety guidelines that you should follow as you bring a new puppy into your home.
27 September 2017