The Importance Of Quick Release Cat Collars

Collars are important for your pet. They hold their license and ID tag plus, they can serve as a fashion statement. Showing off their personality, your favorite sports team, sparkly to spikes, big or small, there are almost as many options as there are dogs and cats. One thing that is most important about a collar, particularly in cats, is …

Does My Dog Need an Orthopedic Bed?

Most dogs sleep an average of 20 hours a day which can add a lot of pressure to their joints if they are laying on worn-out beds or hard surfaces. This is especially important for dogs that have hip or joint issues and for older dogs, but actually a supportive orthopedic bed is something any age or breed dog should …

Do Cats Really Not Like Water?

You have probably heard that all cats hate water, although this is not entirely true. There are many cats that actually enjoy playing in smalls streams of water, while some others even like swimming. The majority of cats, however, do seem to have an aversion to water, especially being fully submerged, and there may be a good reason for that.  …

The Best Way To Store Your Dry Pet Food

Pet food is not cheap. It can be a large monthly expense, especially if you purchase a prescription or premium food. It is important to store it properly to avoid oxidation. This occurs when your pet’s food is exposed to air and light outside of its original packaging. Even though pet food will usually have a best by date printed …

Do Cats Need Exercise?

Many cat owners are surprised when they are told that their feline companion needs more exercise. It is estimated that more than 50% of household cats are now considered overweight or obese! Cats are natural hunters and let’s face it, indoor cats do not have to work hard for their daily meals. So, how can you help your feline stay …

Does Poison Ivy Affect Dogs?

Poison Ivy is an all to familiar plant to those that enjoy that outdoors. It also causes the all too familiar red, itchy rash when the plant comes into contact with skin. Even worse, the plant’s oils are annoyingly resilient and cling to your clothes as well as your pet’s fur. After any exposure, thoroughly wash your pet to prevent …

Found! How To Help A Stray or Lost Dog

Most people have seen a stray dog either in their neighborhood or while they are out and about. Lost or stray animals can cause a lot of safety issues when they make it out to busy intersections and roadways. For the dog, it is terrifying to be out roaming the streets and having all the sounds, lights, and movement of …

Unmistakeable Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a very common ailment for dogs. It occurs when the hip joint is not formed correctly. The ball and socket of a dog’s hip joint should fit tightly together, however dogs with hip dysplasia will instead have laxity or looseness in the tissues which hold the joint. This malformation can be caused by both factors; environmental and …

Which Vaccines Does Your Cat Need?

Annual wellness care and vaccines for your cat(s) is an integral part of maintaining their health. While they are kittens, it is even more crucial to keep up on vaccines since their young immune systems are still not strong enough to fight off infectious diseases. As they grow, they will continue to require annual vaccinations to remain protected. The main …

Tips To Help Avoid Stressful Vet Trips With Your Cat

A trip to the veterinarian can be a very stressful ordeal for both you and your cat. Although there are far more cats than dogs in America, their pet parents are more reluctant to bring in their feline friends for regular wellness visits due to the amount of effort and anxiety it takes to just get their cat in the …