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SIGNS OF CAT ANXIETY

Humans are well acquainted with the signs of stress and anxiety. Our high-paced world and technology that makes it impossible to unplug from our jobs lead to headaches, depression, digestive problems, nervous behavior and lack of sleep. But do cats have anxiety similar to human anxiety, and can it be prevented? Yes, and yes!What to Watch For – You may [...]

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SUMMER TRAVEL WITH FIDO

Planning a summer vacation? Maybe a road trip or plane ride to discover the rocky shoreline of Maine, or a cabin rental by a serene lake to enjoy the solitude, or a hiking vacation in Colorado? Whatever the destination, one of your first decisions should be whether you’ll be bringing your dog along or leaving him behind. Here are [...]

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FIGHTING FLEAS & TICKS​

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for fighting fleas and ticks again. Are you winning the battle to keep fleas and ticks off your pets and out of your home? Here are five vet-approved recommendations for winning this ongoing struggle.Use Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Products. There are a lot of products available today – from homemade remedies, to holistic products, to prescription [...]

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ARE EGGS GOOD FOR DOGS?

Many households are gearing up for a traditional Easter egg hunt this weekend. If your dog beats the kiddos to finding the eggs and perhaps eating one or two, is it cause for alarm? Not at all, as long as you use a non-toxic food coloring.Related:  Easter Treats Your Dog Will LoveBut what about feeding eggs as part of [...]

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BLAND DIET OPTIONS FOR DOGS

Dogs have a remarkable ability to digest just about anything. But, even with the greatest care, dogs will occasionally eat something that doesn’t agree. Or they can find themselves with an intestinal bug or under emotional stress which brings on bouts of vomiting or diarrhea. Related: Why is My Dog Vomiting?For these infrequent occurrences, veterinarians generally recommend a “bland [...]

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CAT NOT EATING?

Cats are built to eat several small meals each day. If your cat starts missing those meals, it can cause physiological problems, so this is not a situation that can be ignored hoping it will return to normal.If you suspect this non-eating is due to a health issue, make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. [...]

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STOP DOG DIARRHEA IN ITS TRACKS

When your dog has diarrhea, the only thing on your mind is finding a way to make it stop. You feel bad for your dog, your dog feels like he is doing something wrong but cannot control himself and your surroundings are getting riddled with stains. Ugh!!Related: Why Does Your Dog Get Diarrhea?The first step is to assess [...]

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THE BOW-WOW BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH

Bone broth has been all the rage the past few years for human health, but is it also beneficial for our dogs? Absolutely! Bone broth has been shown to: support joint healthhelp detox the liversupport digestive health and soothe a compromised gutprovide nutrients for a sick doghelp boost the immune systemoffer relief from food and environmental allergiesbenefit an [...]

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SMART SHOPPING FOR DOG FOOD

Do you trust your dog food manufacturer? As a dog owner, we’d like to believe we are feeding our dogs the best food we can give them. And, sometimes the flashy commercials and ads can give us the impression that a certain brand has our dog’s best interest at heart. But often, those large companies with the deep pockets [...]

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DOG VOMITING - THE #1 REASON FOR EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS

When you think about a dog going to the emergency room, you might envision a dog that’s been hit by a car, bit by another dog or suffering from a broken bone. But the leading cause of dog visits to the ER is actually vomiting. Understanding possible causes, knowing what to look for and being prepared to act is [...]

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