Frequent Hairballs? Your Cat May Have Pica Disorder


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

Protecting Your Pet: What To Expect During Annual Check Ups For Your Dog


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

Easy Rider: 4 Reasons Your Dog Should Keep Its Head Inside The Car


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

Basic Puppy Care: A Guide For First-Time Dog Owners


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

Core Vaccinations For Your New Kitten


Getting a new pet is exciting, and you'll want to set aside plenty of time to play, cuddle and get to know your new family member. But it's important to look after her health too. Most kittens can leave their mothers when they're around eight weeks old, and they can begin getting their first core vaccinations (the ones every cat should get) as early as six weeks, so make sure to ask for any pet vaccination records your kitten has when you get him and set an appointment with a veterinarian as soon as you can after bringing your baby home.

26 August 2017

4 Possible Reasons Why Your Cat Is Wheezing


Noticing that your cat is experiencing a difficulty in breathing, such as wheezing, can be alarming for pet owners. In most cases, wheezing indicates a more serious problem has developed and your cat needs medical attention. Read on to learn four of the more common reasons why your cat may be wheezing. Allergies Cats can experience allergies just like humans do. In fact, your cat could even be more inclined to have an allergic reaction than you do to substances in the outside world.

26 July 2017

3 Surprising Benefits Of Spaying Your Dog


Bringing a dog into your home and family's life is a wonderful experience. Not only will a dog bring a great deal of love and fun to your life, but this new family member will also teach you and your family about patience and responsibility. From training and feeding to exercising and providing your dog with proper healthcare, parenting a dog offers many challenges. Unfortunately, most people do not realize the importance of spaying their dog.

9 July 2017

Understanding Cat & Tulip Toxicity


If you have a cat, then you may know that certain substances are poisonous to cats. Acetaminophen and chocolate are two poisonous substances that many pet owners are familiar with. While you may know about common poisons, you may not understand that certain plants are toxic to cats. Tulips are one flower that can cause issues with your feline. Keep reading to understand the issue and how you can prevent a problem.

5 June 2017

Two Tips To Help You Find Affordable Veterinary Care For Your Animal


Watching your pet go from playful and frisky to lethargic and sedentary with illness can be very painful.  You love your furry friend like a member of the family and would never want to see them hurting.  If you've done everything that you can to provide relief to no avail, you know it's time to get them to a professional.  The only problem is that you're short on funds.  Use this information to learn more about what you can do to find affordable veterinary care for your pet as soon as possible.

5 May 2017

Seven Tips To Help Your Senior Cat Live Longer


If you have a cat, help them to live a longer, healthier life. These are simple suggestions that can make a difference in your cat's overall well-being and quality of life. Talk to your veterinarian about specific risks and preventatives to ward off illness and disease. Seven things that you can do for your senior cat are: Ask about acupuncture. Veterinary acupuncture treatments can make your pet less stressed, and their behavior will gradually change.

4 April 2017