Pet Jealousy and The New Baby

Cats and dogs are very in-tune with their owners which is why it is not a surprise that they can often figure out before a baby arrives that something new is going on in their home. To make the transition as easy as possible for both your fur baby and your new human baby, we are offering a few quick …

Guide to Fleas for Cats & Dogs

Fleas are the most common parasite to plague cats and dogs. Read this guide to determine if your pet has fleas, and what to do about it. Symptoms of Fleas on Dogs Fleas are most commonly noticed on a dog’s stomach, the base of the tail and the head. Common symptoms of fleas on dogs include: Droppings or “flea dirt” …

Underlying Causes That Keep Your Puppy From Gaining Weight

If you’re concerned about your puppy’s lack of weight gain, don’t panic yet.Puppies grow at different rates, but if yours is below the average for his breed, there may be an issue. We always advise bringing your pet into our office to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Underlying causes are a common reason your puppy isn’t gaining …

Are You Allergic To Your Pet?

If you suffer from pet allergies, it can be very frustrating. You want to love your cat or dog, but hate how they make you sneeze! You may be comforted to know that 15-20% of the population is allergic to animals. And instead of suffering through, there are ways you can alleviate symptoms, mostly by cleaning your home and cleaning …

Essential Dog Vaccinations

Your dog needs to have regular vaccinations in order to stay healthy. If you want to bring your dog to public places, such as on the airplane, work, or school, it is often required your dog have these vaccinations. Each state has its own laws governing the administration of the rabies vaccine. Some areas require yearly rabies vaccination. Other areas call …

How to Keep Your Dog Safe On a Road Trip

If you’re planning on traveling with your pet on a road trip, it’s not enough to just put them in the back seat and take off. Follow these car travel safety tips to prepare for a smooth ride: Prep your pet for the trip Get your pet ready for the ride by taking them on short drives, and gradually lengthening …

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer is always a fun season to spend with pets. Hiking, swimming, trips to the beach, and long evenings in the backyard are always better with a dog. However, in all the fun of the season, you need to remember to keep your dog safe as well. With all this adventure, there’s an increase of risk for your dog. Instead …

People Food Your Cat Can Eat

While it’s usually best to give your pet food that’s specially formulated for their diet, a few treats of human food are fine! You just don’t want to accidentally feed your cat something that will hurt them. Stick with these people food treats to reward your cat.   Meat Cats are meat eaters, there’s no two ways about it. Cooked …

Guide to Cat Body Language

Your cat doesn’t just use purrs and meows to communicate – they use their whole body. Read this quick guide to understand how your cat is feeling or what they’re trying to tell you. Pay attention to your cat’s eyes, ears, body and tail—they’re all telling the story. Here are some basic clues: Ears Forward: alert, interested or happy Backward, …

Guide to Pet Allergies

Pets can get allergies just like humans. And because they spent much more time rolling and climbing around grass, flowers, and plants, they can actually have a worse reaction than their owners. Pet allergy symptoms can be the same as humans: coughing, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. It can also cause itchy ears and eyes, which may make your pet …