Blue-Green Algae Blooms Responsible for Poisoning Dogs

Toxic blue-green algae is responsible for the deaths of a number of dogs this summer. Though many dogs enjoy nothing more than frolicking in the water during the warms months of summer, this seemingly harmless activity has proven to be very dangerous. Toxins from blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are the culprit. While bacteria from these […]

Call Poison Control and Your Veterinarian If Your Pet Eats Something Harmful

An acquaintance recently shared a story about his dog eating several packets of Splenda. His wife, who was at home with their newborn, phoned him at work in a panic. She was worried their dog had been poisoned. He admitted he consulted Dr. Google instead of his veterinarian. Based on the information found on Google, […]

Protect Your Pet in Cold Winter Weather

Protect your pet in cold winter weather by taking extra precautions. Cold temperatures can cause dogs and cats to suffer from chapped paws and itchy, dry skin. Chemicals used to melt ice can be hazardous if ingested by pets. Simply by taking some common sense steps, you can protect your pet from the possible dangers […]

Choosing the Best Food for Your Pet

Choosing the best food for your pet is a key ingredient in their overall health. Several factors should be considered when choosing the best diet for your pet. Age is the number one consideration. Puppies and kittens have different nutritional requirements than adult dogs and cats. Chronic health conditions or health concerns also play an important role […]

Why Dental Cleanings are Important for Your Pet’s Health

Dental cleanings are important for your pet’s overall health. Periodontal disease occurs when your pet has poor dental hygiene.  Periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for pets. It can also result in other health problems. Most pets show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three. If your pet develops periodontal disease, […]

How to Safely Travel With Your Dog During the Holidays

If you are planning a trip during the holidays and wish to safely travel with your dog, we’ve done the homework for you. Though holiday travel can be stressful, especially when traveling with children and pets, it does not have to be. Planning ahead will lessen your stress and make your trip more enjoyable and […]

Safe Pet Travel During the Holidays

Safely traveling with your pet during the holidays is possible. While holiday travel can be stressful, bringing your pet can make it especially so. However, it does not have to be. To achieve a happy, safe holiday trip with your pet, the key is to plan ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute. Doing so […]

Are Raw Pet Food Diets Healthy and Safe?

Raw pet food diets are popular and somewhat controversial. But are raw pet food diets healthy and safe? Several studies indicate there are potential risks involved in feeding pets a raw food diet. Processed raw pet food diets are frozen or freeze-dried and typically consist of muscle meat often still on the bone, bones whole […]

Feline Inappropriate Elimination

A primary reason cats are abandoned to shelters is due to feline inappropriate elimination. This is when a cat urinates and defecates outside their litter box. Feline inappropriate elimination may be related to an underlying medical condition or an aversion to the litter box. It is important to determine the cause of a cat’s litter […]

Common Myths About Pet Behavior Part III

Training pets can be hard. Separating fact from fiction about the best way to train your pet is harder. Many myths and misconceptions about the best training methods are out there. Let’s take a moment to discuss three of the most common. Misconception:  Puppies should have all their shots before they are around other dogs […]