News and Vet Pet Topic Articles

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July 1, 2022

How to Help Your Dog Through Fireworks

Celebrating holidays like the Fourth of July with fireworks can be a lot of fun for the family. One member of the household that might not appreciate the party as much is your dog. Many dogs are frightened of fireworks, but you can help them through […]
June 20, 2022

How to Camp With Your Dog

How to Camp With Your Dog One of the most enjoyable parts of summer is getting outside. Heading for the great outdoors helps you recharge your batteries by getting close to nature. For even more outdoor fun, you can bring your dog camping with you. Camping […]
June 8, 2022

Worried About Hairballs?

If you’re a cat owner, you know the sound the instant it starts. You’re sitting at the table or on the couch, and suddenly an awful retching sound emanates from somewhere nearby. You’ve heard it before, but that doesn’t make it less unpleasant. Your cat is […]
May 24, 2022

How to Prevent Dog Bites

The warming weather means getting outside more with our dogs. It’s a great time of year, but it also brings with it some dangers to keep in mind. With more dogs and people out and about, there is a greater chance of dog bites occurring. These […]
May 19, 2022

Tips for Walking Your in the Park

It’s a great time of year to head to the park with your dog for a walk. While you should walk your dog all year round, the warming weather makes it more pleasant for everyone. Take advantage of the weather when it’s good, and keep these […]
May 11, 2022

Tips for New Puppy and Kitten Owners

There’s nothing quite as exciting and adorable as bringing home a new puppy or kitten. How is it possible for one creature to be so cute? In addition to enjoying all the furry energy and cuteness, there are a few key things that all new puppy […]
April 21, 2022

How to Protect Pets from Poison

How to Protect Pets from Poison It’s one of the worst nightmares imaginable for pet owners. The thought of your cat or dog getting sick or worse from ingesting a poisonous substance can make any animal lover shudder. Fortunately, there are several simple things you can […]
March 31, 2022

Why Kitten Exams Are So Important

Few things in this world are as cute as kittens. Watching them move and play is a pure joy. You get to see them learn and grow, both physically and as they develop their unique personalities. To help your kitten get off on the right paw, […]
March 13, 2022

How to Train Your Dog

The idea of training your dog might fill you with excitement or dread. You might have an old dog who could use a few new tricks, or perhaps a new pup you want to start teaching. No matter your situation, you can try training your dog […]
February 21, 2022

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

We are often told to spay or neuter our pets, and many of us do it routinely when we adopt new pets. This is a good thing, and knowing why it’s important to spay or neuter your pet will only make you feel better about the […]
February 17, 2022

Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy

Why Dental Health Is So Important for Your Dog Dental health is so important for your dog. It can be one of the most overlooked areas of pet care, but poor dental health can lead to serious issues for your pet. Fortunately, there are a few […]
January 27, 2022

How to Care for Your Senior Dog

Dogs make wonderful companions. The best type of companion is one who is with you for the long haul, through thick and thin. If your dog has been with you for a long time, that means you have a senior pet to care for. Senior pets […]
January 22, 2022

What to Know When Adopting Chickens

As the cold winter months drag on, many of us start to think about spring and all the things we will be able to do. One of the most popular warm weather activities is gardening and raising food. For some of us, raising chickens can be […]
January 8, 2022

How to Help Your Obese Dog

It’s that time of year again. We all feel our belts getting a bit tighter as we enjoy tasty holiday treats. Then when January comes, it will be time to get back in shape and shed those holiday pounds. For our pets though, the time to […]
December 14, 2021

Setting New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on the year that has passed and think about goals for the New Year. While New Year’s resolutions can be a drag, especially if you find yourself setting the same goals each time around, it’s an opportunity […]
November 24, 2021

What to Know About Cancer in Pets

What to Know About Cancer in Pets When we think about our pets’ health, we often think about proper diet and exercise. We might also think about wellness checks (good thinking!) and dental health. Things that can slip our minds include more serious health conditions that can affect our pets. For example, the prospect of a pet getting cancer can be unthinkable.
November 18, 2021

How to Keep Pets Safe During Feasts

The holidays are a great time of year. We enjoy family, festivities, and feasts. However, all those feasts and goodies can be dangerous, and not just for our waistlines. Many of the foods we love during the holidays are dangerous for pets. Be sure to keep […]
October 28, 2021

Why You Should Get a Black Cat

Each year around Halloween, we see many of the same symbols. From witches and vampires to jack-o-lanterns, the symbols of the holiday are everywhere. One of those symbols is the black cat. It’s not just a Halloween thing, though. Black cats need love all year round. […]
October 16, 2021

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Every September is National Preparedness Month, and if you have pets, that means making a plan for them too. If disaster strikes, it helps to have the supplies and action items in place to make sure all of your loved ones, including your pets, are alright. […]
October 11, 2021

How to Walk Your Dog in the Cold

It’s easy to feel excited about getting outside in spring and early summer as the weather turns warm. But many of us tend to hibernate a bit once the weather cools. While that’s perfectly understandable, it’s still very important to head outside to get regular exercise […]
September 23, 2021

How to Know If Your Pet is in Pain

Pain is something we all feel, including our pets. When we are in pain, we can describe it in words and more clearly communicate how we feel and where the pain is. Since your pet can’t communicate her pain as clearly, it’s important to be aware […]
August 27, 2021

Why Your Cat Needs to Go to the Vet

Cats are unique creatures. Every cat owner can attest to their aloof yet loving personalities. They can seem like such homebodies, that it’s tempting to never take them out. There is one place your cat should go regularly, though, and that’s to the veterinarian. Sure, your […]
August 27, 2021

How to Celebrate Your Dog

August 26 is National Dog Day. It gives us all a reminder of how wonderful our furry companions are and an excuse to celebrate them. Take some time to give your dog a little extra love and be grateful for their companionship. Take a Walk Walking […]
August 8, 2021

Why Your Pet Needs Vaccinations

Whether you have just adopted a new puppy or rescued a shelter dog or cat, now is the time to get started on their immunizations. Doing so can help protect them from common diseases that can cause major health complications and even death. What Are Pet […]
July 27, 2021

How to Keep Pets Safe at Home

Losing a pet is a terrifying experience. Even if your dog or cat only gets out for a brief time, it still leads to panic and plenty of worry. When your pet gets out of your house or yard, it can lead to serious injury or […]
July 19, 2021

The Importance of Pet Hydration

Pet hydration is always important, especially in the hot summer days. With many of us experiencing a particularly hot and dry summer, it’s even more important to make sure our pets get the water they need to stay healthy and safe. How Much Water Does Your […]
June 28, 2021

Keep Your Dog Safe from Snakes

Summertime is when we like to hit the trails with our dogs. Exploring the outdoors together is a great way to bond, get some healthy exercise, and find new areas to love. There are dangers out there, though, and being prepared is critical. Of all the […]
June 22, 2021

How to Prepare Pets for Disaster

It’s important to be prepared for an emergency. You never know when disaster can strike, so planning ahead is critical. One thing we might not consider when planning for an emergency like a natural disaster is what to do for our pets. They’ll need help then […]
June 12, 2021

The Benefits of Owning a Cat

If you have thought about getting a cat, there’s good news. Cats not only make good friends, they are also good for you. The benefits of owning a cat might just convince you to adopt a new furry friend soon. Cats Are Good for You We […]
May 28, 2021

Why Eye Exams Are Important for Pets

We all know how important eyesight is for our health and well being. The same is true for our pets. While we recognize the importance of our pets’ eyesight, what can we do to keep their eyes healthy? Your Pet’s Eyesight Your pet relies on her […]
May 27, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at BBQs

It’s finally time to get outside and fire up the barbecue. With the sun shining, and conditions getting safer for small get-togethers, nothing beats a summer cookout. Another kind of safety to keep in mind when hosting a barbecue is keeping your pets out of harm’s […]
May 14, 2021

Why Your Pet Needs Tests

We hear about it all the time. When it comes to a lot of serious conditions like cancer, early detection is key to treatment and recovery. The same is true for your pet. If your pet develops a serious condition, finding it early will significantly help. […]
May 1, 2021

Why You Need to Pick up Dog Poop

Spring is an amazing time to get outside with your dog. You can get out and take in the sights and smells of the season while making up for the walks your veterinarian told you to take last winter. Each time you go out, make sure […]
April 20, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Heartworm Disease

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Heartworm Disease Heartworm disease is a serious but preventable condition. The American Heartworm Society estimates that over 1 million dogs in the United States have heartworm disease. Since it can be fatal, it is important to keep your dog […]
April 9, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Fit

April is canine fitness month, and it’s the perfect time to work on your dog’s health and wellness. The warming spring weather gives us the opportunity to get outside more often and give your dog the exercise that is key to staying healthy and fit. To […]
March 29, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park Spring is the ideal time to start getting outside more with your dog. You can enjoy the warming weather and get some outdoor exercise. If you have one nearby, you can take your outdoor fun to […]
March 20, 2021

Basic Care Tips for Your Poultry

Basic Care Tips for Your Poultry Raising birds is a fast-growing pastime, and people are going beyond cats and dogs to include poultry in their households. Raising chickens, parrots, and other poultry is a great way to expand your animal horizons. If you have chickens, you […]
March 13, 2021

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning

How to Prevent Pet Poisoning Keeping your pets safe is one of the biggest responsibilities of a pet owner. One of the biggest dangers for our pets can be the homes where they live. There are many things lying around the house that are dangerous for […]
February 28, 2021

How to Protect Your Pet from Being Stolen

How to Protect Your Pet from Being Stolen Recent news events have shed light on one of the most terrible things that can happen to a pet owner–pet theft. If you have never experienced it, you might be surprised to know that around 2 million pets […]
February 20, 2021

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet Spaying or neutering your pet has more benefits than just keeping unplanned litters from being born. In addition to helping control pet populations, spaying or neutering has a lot of health benefits for your pet, including living longer. […]