Many dogs and cats develop dry, chapped skin and paw pads that can lead to cracking, bleeding, pain, licking, and infection. This problem is seen more frequently in the winter due to drier air created in part by the use of furnaces, wood stoves, and fireplaces. Allergens in the air can be at higher concentrations […]
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If only our beloved friends, who have been by our sides through thick and thin, could stay forever. But we know they can’t and that is hard to face. Maybe your dog has a chronic disease or has lived a very long life and you know that soon it will be time to say goodbye […]
Cancer is a common diagnosis in pets. There are many types of cancer that can afflict pets. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer you may feel overwhelmed and terrified. Here are some suggestions to help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer in your pet. Be Sure You Understand the Diagnosis The first thing […]
Today we’d like to share with you a recipe for sweet potato brittle. This recipe is great for helping dogs with allergies, so try it out!
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of American pets are estimated to be obese. The Canadian Veterinary Medical association estimates that around 60% of Canadian pets are obese or overweight. Being overweight or obese puts pets at significant risk for many health problems and shorter lives. The unfortunate thing is that fat […]
Halloween is a fun time for many people, but it isn’t always fun, or even safe, for pets. Every year, pets become lost around Halloween. They may run away because they are frightened by all of the noise, commotion, and people wearing strange costumes. Sometimes they escape because doors are being opened more than usual, […]
Halloween brings parties, trick-or-treating, dressing up, and general frivolity. Many people enjoy this holiday as a chance to get together, wear fun costumes, and have some social fun. It’s important to remember, though, that there are special risks that Halloween can bring to our cats and dogs. If you know how your pet’s safety may […]
Festive times of the year such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter are marked by the abundance of treats virtually everywhere. These goodies may be fun for us but can be deadly for our pets. Most people know that chocolate is toxic to dogs but did you know that it’s equally important to keep sugar-free candy […]
Different Types of Dog Diarrhea and How to Respond If your dog has diarrhea, or liquidy, unformed stools, you are undoubtedly interested in making it stop. There are two main types of canine diarrhea, and they are likely to require different types of treatment. Acute Diarrhea in Dogs Acute diarrhea in dogs begins suddenly and […]
Check out this infographic we have developed for homemade diet tips for dog’s with cancer.