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Caring for Pets When Traveling for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is coming up, and soon after will be the hustle and bustle of holiday and New Year’s celebrations. All of these festivities are filled with family, friends and lots of fun, but they are also extremely busy times and can be stressful. Travel is common around the holidays. While traveling during such a busy […]

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Ways to Keep Your Arthritic Cat Active and Agile

Arthritis is a painful condition that not only affects millions of humans every day but can also affect our four-legged friends. Feline arthritis is actually more common than you’d think. For cats, who are extremely agile and active creatures, arthritis can be extremely debilitating. However, as much as they might not want to move, cats […]

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Destroying the Backyard: Why Do Dogs Eat Your Grass and Plants?

You probably let your dog outside multiple times a day to relieve itself, run around a bit and explore the various sights, sounds and smells in the neighborhood. This means you may have experienced a common frustration for many pet owners: you hear your dog go quiet suddenly, only to discover them digging and gnawing […]

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How to Best Care for an Indoor-Outdoor Cat

Most domesticated cats live inside the home, comfortable with their abundance of pillows, blankets and tiny spots to curl up in. However, some cats have the urge to head outside and explore like their ancestors did, or were originally strays that were brought into the home after living free on the streets. While many pet […]

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Ticks Are A Year-Round Issue: Helping Your Pup Avoid Lyme Disease

Many pet owners mistakenly believe ticks are only alive in summer. In reality, ticks stay active for almost the entire year. It is not until the weather is close to freezing that ticks go dormant. This means that ticks are alive well into fall and can easily latch onto your dog during your crisp autumn […]

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The Perfect Team: Keeping Your Pet Healthy Keeps You Healthy, Too

Many pet owners say that getting their pet was one of the best things that has ever happened to them. While they usually are referring to the joy they feel from adding a lovable cat or dog to the family, they may truly be right about it being the best thing for them. As a […]

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Phew! Why Do Your Dog’s Ears Smell So Bad?

Floppy, thin, short, pointy, long-hanging or alert—dog’s ears come in many shapes and sizes. No matter what they look like, your dog’s ears should always be clean and pink, as these are the signs of a healthy dog. Unfortunately, your dog’s ears might start to give off a nasty smell every once in a while. […]

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Lagging Behind: Reasons Why Your Cat May Be Limping

Cats are agile, active creatures. Our feline friends love to run across rooms swiftly, leaping over objects in their way and jumping high up to sit on top of cat trees, boxes, countertops and more. Their activity is so common, in fact, that a sudden decrease in movement from our cats is usually cause for […]

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What’s Behind Your Dog’s Impeccable Sense of Smell?

A dog’s sense of smell is pretty phenomenal. It’s said to be over 1,000 times stronger than a human’s, which is why dogs use their sniffers much more than we do to learn about the world around them. Dog owners know that their pups like to sniff anything and everything that they can—bushes, toys, food […]

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Getting to the Bottom of Your Cat’s Bowel Movement Issues

Cats are curious creatures, which means they have a penchant to taste and consume things that aren’t necessarily kibbles and bits. Unfortunately, when a cat eats something it shouldn’t, or when it contracts a gastrointestinal (GI) illness, it may result in a laundry list of troublesome bowel-related issues, including constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool and more. […]

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