Pet Tips

  • Parasites

    Tapeworms are a common parasite your dog or cat could get from swallowing a flea during grooming. The half-inch long worm-like egg packet can be seen on the stool or…

  • Senior Pets

    Increased water intake is important for older cats, since they are prone to conditions that can cause dehydration and constipation. Use of canned food and using multiple water dishes can…

  • Grooming

    Dogs can be bathed every three days to every six weeks. Cats: weekly to six months. Be sure to use pet grooming shampoo, protect the eyes and rinse with tepid…

  • Arthritis

    Does your older cat have a dull coat or is (s)he getting more mats and tangles? Arthritis may be the reason she is grooming less. Joint supplements like Dasuquin® can…

  • Benefits of Pet Ownership to Humans

    Studies show that animals help keep us physically and emotionally healthy, help us heal and provide life-enhancing and life-saving assistance. Caring for a pet can help reduce blood pressure, heart…

  • Behavior

    Like dogs, cats use their tails to signal their moods. A confident, contented cat will hold her tail high in the air as she moves about. If the top third…

  • Cats

    However you provide it, clean fresh water is necessary to your cat’s overall health. The sound of circulating water in automatic drinking fountains is appealing to some cats. When it…

  • Diabetes

    November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. While this disease can have serious consequences, proper diabetes management can keep diabetic pets in good health. Signs of diabetes in pets include…

  • Dogs

    Dogs will occasionally make a snorting sound that sounds like he or she is trying to inhale while sneezing. This may be a “reverse sneeze” and is not usually harmful.…

  • Fun Facts

    A dog’s hearing is ten times more acute than ours, and they can hear at a distance four times as far as us. Their ears contain 16 muscles versus six…