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Most people consider their pet to be an important part of their family. Like any other family member, you want your pet to remain healthy and full of life. Getting the necessary pet vaccinations should be a top priority. Here are some important facts that you should know about pet vaccinations. Which Vaccinations Are Required […]

Keep checking It’s second nature for most cat owners to inspect and scrutinize their pet’s physical condition while grooming or snuggling. It’s always a good idea to do a routine home exam to make sure there’s nothing amiss; follow these tips to make sure your kitty is in tip-top shape. The eyes can be a […]

Dale Evans and Roy Rogers said it best, “Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue”. In order to make sure all your trails are happy, make sure to get prepared for hiking with your dog. Fitness first Just like humans, puppies and adult dogs need training to prepare for day hikes. Start with short […]

Protect your pet to avoid suffering It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out the answer to this question. Fleas are bad and they are everywhere. In fact, worldwide there are over 2,000 species of fleas. North America is home to more than 300 varieties of the pests. It’s important to treat your pets and […]

Senior citizen at age 6 or 7—time flies It comes as a shock to some pet owners that although small dogs generally live longer, they are considered geriatric at the age of 7; and larger dogs have shorter life spans and are considered senior citizens at age 6. So if you have a geriatric canine, […]

A Growing Concern Leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease which can affect dogs, other animals, and humans, is on the rise. Leptospirosis is common where temperatures are mild and where there are rainy seasons. In the U.S., the disease is caused by one of eight strains of the bacteria of the leptospira genus. The bacteria must […]

While there have been scares related to the ingredients and quality of commercial dog food, most experts agree that it is nutritionally balanced and promotes good canine health. Many dog owners subscribe to the “No People Food” rule and serve only commercially prepared food to their pet. There are those who feed only homemade mixes […]

Treats and chew toys are popular items at big box retailers and pet stores. Since most pet owners consider their furry friends members of the family, treats are part of the weekly grocery list. If Fido or Fluffy is a puppy, the list of “chewies” can be endless. After all, it’s important to give the […]

Walking the dog can make you feel like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz—whirling and twirling in all directions with arms going every which way. Stop being the Scarecrow and get your hound a harness to make walking more pleasant and safe. The old-fashioned collar and leash can lead to some unsafe conditions for […]

When it’s very cold outside, people bundle up in sweaters and coats to stay warm. But is it necessary to put a coat or sweater on your dog in winter weather? Is your dog shivering outdoors? If the answer to this question is yes, then you should consider putting some protective clothing on your best friend […]