Dog Attack on Boo Boo – August 2016 Claim of the Month

Poor Boo Boo! This 10-year-old Chihuahua mix was minding his own business when he was attacked by another dog and received several bite wound to his chest and had to be hospitalized for 5 days to monitor his recovery. Vet Bill:     $6,204.00 PetFirst Paid:     $5,000.00 Resources for preventing dog bites and how to react when […]

DIY Dog Toy – Recycled T-shirt Tug Toy

When it comes to our furry family members, it can seem like keeping them happy, healthy and active is a full-time job. Aside from being time consuming, new pets, especially puppies within their first year, are expensive. Upcycling, the art of reappropriating old objects or materials to create new brand new products, is one of […]

Top 4 Elective Procedures – Are They Humane?

For most pet owners, surgery is a last resort and an operation is only performed out of sheer necessity. The animal is sick or in pain, and all other options have been exhausted. But there are a variety of surgical operations known as “elective procedures.” Most often, these surgeries are scheduled in advance, but rarely […]

Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is a bleeding disorder that affects the blood’s ability to clot properly. If you pet’s blood isn’t able to clot, any injury it sustains can result in heavy bleeding that is difficult to stop. This disease is similar to hemophilia in humans. With von Willebrand disease, the dog is missing a […]

What is Your Cat Telling You?

  Cats are mysterious creatures. They want you to pet them, but only twice, then they’ll bite you. They want inside, then immediately they want back outside. But your cat can communicate with you, if you know the subtle signs to look for. Read on to learn how your cat tells you what’s up. Body Posture: […]

Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

Antifreeze poisoning is very common in dogs and cats. Why is antifreeze so fatal? Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol. Less than three ounces of antifreeze could be fatal to your pet and immediately affects the brain, liver and kidneys. Ethylene glycol may also be found in engine coolant and hydraulic brake fluid. Common symptoms of antifreeze […]

7 Ways to Tell if Your Dog is in Pain

Knowing when your dog is feeling pain is important to their health and quality of life. It’s critical to be able to read your dog and know when something isn’t quite right. Dogs can’t speak human after all. It’s also an important skill to know if a dog is in pain when working in the […]

Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Pet allergies are common and come in all forms of severity and sensitivities depending on the animal. In the United States, 3 out of 10 people with allergies have allergic reactions to pets, and considering that cat allergies are abouttwice as common as dog allergies, it’s no wonder why many Americans are on the lookout […]