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Clip Your Cat’s Nails to Prevent Paw Pad Punctures, Infections and Swelling

Cats are active creatures, running and pouncing on their paws at all hours of the day. The pads of their feet, made of cushioned layers of fat and keratin, are sensitive, though, and can be easily injured by scrapes and sharp objects. If you notice your cat is limping or in pain while walking, there’s […]

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Straining to Go: Identifying Constipation in Your Dog and Helping Them Get Over It

Any dog owner can tell you their least favorite part about owning a dog: picking up after it. Unlike cats, which usually go to the bathroom in a litter box, dogs are more likely to pee on bushes and trees and to poop all over the yard. Many household guests have fallen victim to the […]

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Have You Ever Wondered Why A Cat Scratch Itches and Swells?

If you own a cat, you know that scratches can happen when you least expect it. They might be accidents, such as when your cat’s rear claws scratch your legs when it leaps off of your lap, or they could be intentional, often a product of your cat feeling stressed and needing to protect itself […]

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Does Your Pooch Get Nosebleeds? Understanding Epistaxis

If you’ve ever seen your dog run up to you with blood dripping from its face, you know how scary this experience can be. The source of the bleeding may be a cut or scratch on the head, but it could also be from another problem: a nosebleed. Much like in humans, dogs can experience […]

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Can You Brush a Cat’s Teeth?

Oral hygiene is a priority for most pet owners—most of us brush our teeth twice a day to minimize the risk of cavities and gum disease. Despite this being part of our everyday routine, a lot of pet owners fail to also keep up with their pet’s oral hygiene. If you own a cat, you’ve […]

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Navigating Off-Leash Dog Parks: Etiquette and Tips to Make Sure Everyone Has Fun

Taking your pup to play at the dog park can be a lot of fun. You’ll get the opportunity to meet new dog owners, and your dog will have the chance to run around, burn off some steam and socialize with other dogs. Taking your dog to the park should be a happy experience for […]

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Animal Sleeping Habits Explored (Infographic)

We all know that a good night’s sleep is important for human health, but can we say the same for animals? Let’s start off by looking at common household pets. Cats and dogs are among the heaviest sleepers in the animal kingdom. Cats have a reputation for sleeping all day, but this only half true, […]

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What Is it About Catnip that Makes Cats Crazy? And Is it Safe?

If you venture down the cat toy section of a pet store, you’ll notice that a lot of the toys will be branded with the word “catnip” on them. Catnip is a familiar term to pet owners, as it is well-known to produce a “high” effect in cats, but the reason for the effect is […]

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Why Does Your Pup Get the Zoomies?

Happy pups are an absolute joy to watch. Pet owners usually smile and laugh when their dogs appear to jump for joy or run around the house in excitement. Sometimes, though, this excitement appears to be taken to the next level, and your dog will run wildly around the room or yard with no signs […]

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If It Fits, I Sits! Here’s Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

Cat owners love to spoil their precious feline companions. You buy them toys, catnip, cozy beds, tree-like perches and much more. However, it’s all too common among cat lovers to notice that your cats want little to do with these things day after day. One thing you are sure to see your cat gravitate towards […]

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