Kidney Stones in Dogs

What Are Kidney Stones? Just like in humans, dogs get kidney stones, too. Also known as “renal calculi,” kidney stones are quite literally stones – calcified minerals, which grow over time. These minerals, most often calcium and magnesium, form layers over top of each other over time. This creates a stone, much like a pearl. Kidney stones can irritate the lining of the bladder, and can even plug the urinary tract. Your pet will find it difficult or painful to… Continue reading

What Are Heartworms?

Photo by plastanka What Is Heartworm? Heartworm is a serious disease spread to your pet through a mosquito bite. It is a parasite, a worm that matures into an adult in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of its infected animal host. This kind of parasite can cause all kinds of health problems, from severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage, and death in pets. Adult heartworms look like strands of cooked spaghetti, with males reaching about 4 to… Continue reading

Congratulations John, You’ve Won Testimonial Of The Month!

Photo by damongarrett Yappity-doo-dah! My tail gets a wagging every time I read a heart warming story from one of youz. And as you know, I pick one fantastic tail to post, each month! This month’s testimonial winner hails from Reston, Virginia and has a ruffing heart-warming story to share! John and his dog Molly look to have some healthy, happy year ahead of them, thanks to a good ol’ dose of Milk Thistle: “My beautiful girl, Molly, had always… Continue reading

How To Keep Your Pet From Being Lost Or Stolen!

Photo by cliche We’ve all heard the terrible stories of our pet pals being lost or stolen, or more likely – yipyipyip! – hit by a car or a coyote. Losing a pet is like losing another family member, and can be devastating. Many pet owners don’t think about the safety of their precious pups and kitties when they let them outside! All kinds of dangerous things can happen to them, from abduction to injury to death. It would be… Continue reading

Thinking Of Adopting A Pet? Everything You Should Know Before Heading To The Pet Store!

Photo by aydingrace There’s isn’t much that brings out feelings of happy, fuzzy, warm love like a bundle of furry joy. Your new baby’s arrival is one of the joys of life, and an experience that will never be matched! But choosing the right pet for the right reasons isn’t as simple as picking cat or dog. As a pet owner, you are responsible for another beings life – and hopefully, a long life! You need to know what kind… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Pisces!

Here fishy, fishy, fish! Slithery pal, you are one fine catch. You`re, er, almost all the things I love in a friend: understanding, romantic, sensitive, and trustworthy. And I love daydreaming with you! You`re the one who loves to float, gazing at the clouds while letting those creative juices flow. But when it comes to rolling with the pack, you tend to flit away – you can`t stand getting down and dirty! Cleanliness, according to you, is next to Dawginess,… Continue reading

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