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The Dangers of Rawhide Chew Toys

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, [...]

By |2019-03-08T17:06:47+00:00March 1st, 2019|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on The Dangers of Rawhide Chew Toys

Significant Health Problems of the Senior Feline

As animals begin to age, they are susceptible to a wide range of potential health problems that can range from the mild to the severe. As our pet's guardians, we must be on the lookout for signs of disease as our cats enter their senior years. Many of the diseases that [...]

By |2019-03-01T22:54:03+00:00February 1st, 2019|Pet Health Problems|Comments Off on Significant Health Problems of the Senior Feline

The Comprehensive Benefits of Walking Your Dog

10 reasons to walk your dog Physical fitness is important for humans and their pets, and that’s the basis for National Walk Your Dog Month in January. What better way to start the New Year off than with a joint fitness program based around walking with your dog? There’s more [...]

By |2019-01-09T19:18:23+00:00January 15th, 2019|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on The Comprehensive Benefits of Walking Your Dog

10 Mistakes New Pet Owners Often Make

Having a pet can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with responsibilities. Getting a dog or cat is a commitment that will last years, as these animals typically live for well over a decade. That brings us to the first mistake new pet owners often make: 1) They [...]

By |2019-01-04T18:12:56+00:00January 1st, 2019|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on 10 Mistakes New Pet Owners Often Make

Pets are not presents

Puppies are not presents, and neither are kittens, chicks, bunnies, piglets or ducklings. Although owning a pet is both a privilege and a gift, those benefits should not translate into unwrapping them as a holiday present (or tucked into an Easter basket). The idea of giving a puppy or kitten [...]

By |2018-12-12T22:01:12+00:00December 15th, 2018|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Pets are not presents

Should Your Dog Wear a Coat in the Winter?

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 [...]

By |2018-12-12T21:09:05+00:00December 1st, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on Should Your Dog Wear a Coat in the Winter?

5 Ways to Help Your Overweight Canine

Although overweight canines may look cute with their plump bellies, the extra weight is certainly not healthy. Obese dogs are far more likely to suffer from ailments such as diabetes and high blood pressure. If your dog has packed on some extra pounds, it’s time to take action. Here are [...]

By |2018-12-11T18:49:58+00:00September 15th, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Help Your Overweight Canine

September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month

Healthy Cat Month While cats are a bit more independent than dogs, they are still loyal and loving pets. Whether you’re relaxing on the couch watching TV or cooking outside on the grill, your cat will be around to provide great company. With September being Healthy Cat Month, now is [...]

By |2018-12-04T21:13:33+00:00September 1st, 2018|Pet Welfare|Comments Off on September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month

How to Give Your Dog a Pill

When Dr. Charles D. Whitworth, DVM says, "Give your dog this pill twice a day," don't panic. It’s no secret that most pets hate taking pills. Many will even turn away in refusal. Using a few clever tactics will help you to overcome this problem. Hot Dogs Dogs typically go [...]

By |2018-12-04T21:15:46+00:00August 15th, 2018|Pet Wellness|Comments Off on How to Give Your Dog a Pill