Is Your Aging Pet Trying To Tell You Something? 4 Ways To Care For Senior Pets

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats and small dogs are generally considered geriatric around the age of seven. Large breed dogs tend to have shorter lifespans and are considered geriatric at approximately six years of age. Just like humans, aging pets can develop a host of health challenges and complications. Some of the […]

What Are The Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism In Cats?

While most cat owners are surprised when their beloved cat is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, it’s actually the most common hormone-related feline disease. A cat’s thyroid helps regulate many bodily functions, primarily metabolism. But when the thyroid produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, it sends your cat’s metabolism into overdrive. As a result, your cat’s […]

5 Signs Your Pet Could Have Diabetes

It’s National Pet Diabetes Month, and you’re not alone if you didn’t know that your dog or cat could develop the disease. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, and often have many questions when they learn their dog or cat is diabetic. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to seizures, a coma, […]

4 More Causes of Itching Skin, and 1 New Medication That May Help

As we discussed in the last blog post, winter conditions are common irritants of a dog’s skin, so all that itching, scratching, and licking you’re hearing this time of year may be caused by the lack of humidity and cold air. But we also looked into how food allergies can cause itching and scratching, and […]

Wintertime Itch — Is It Seasonal, Or A Food Allergy?

  No doubt about it, for people and pets alike the winter season is rough on skin. The heat in our homes coupled with the cold temperatures and lower humidity dries out our skin, causing roughness and itchiness. While we humans can alleviate the discomfort with lots of creamy lotion, our pets aren’t so lucky. […]

Do You Have A “Fat Cat?” What You Need To Know About Diabetes

A rising number of cats are developing type II diabetes, which is the inability to produce or properly use enough insulin to balance blood glucose levels. Left untreated, it can lead to loss of appetite, dehydration, vomiting, weight loss, motor function problems, a coma, and even death. Additionally, diabetes can lead to liver disease or […]

Diabetes And Your Dog—What You Need To Know

Many pet owners aren’t aware that dogs can develop diabetes, much less what the key risk factors and symptoms are. While there are different risk factors such as age and genetic predisposition for diabetes in pets, the one factor that we can control is weight. Approximately 54% of dogs are overweight or obese, according to […]

When “Fluffy” Is Chubby—The Real Risks of Pet Obesity

Just like the human population in the U.S., a rapidly growing percentage of our pets are overweight. According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 53% of our nation’s dogs and 58% of cats are overweight. It’s easy to joke about a dog or cat being pudgy or downright fat, but the reality is […]

Is Your Vet Too Busy For Routine Visits? A Clinic Can Help You Both.

When it comes to finding convenient, high quality pet care at the most affordable prices, it helps to know the difference between an “animal or vet hospital” and an “animal or vet clinic.” Understandably, many people assume both offer the same services at similar prices, but this isn’t the case. An animal or vet hospital […]

Senior Pet Care Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), pets are considered geriatric around 7 years of age. And while it is not as simple as “1 human year = X cat/dog years,” there are calculations that can help put a pet’s age in human terms. A 7-year-old cat is estimated to be about 54 in […]