Planning a dog play date

Dogs are like children, they enjoy being social and having their own play dates. However, before you head out the door you should do your research the day or days before your dog play date. First and foremost, check the weather! Get to know the place/setting you are heading to; if there are any hazards, […]

6 Things Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You

Don’t you wish your cat could talk? Although most interactions they’d have with us would likely consist of requests for food and brutal indifference, they could also finally explain many of the behaviors that leave us perplexed. Here are a few other topics your cats would probably bring up if they could. “I hate my […]

How To Properly Bandage A Paw

Did you know there is a way to properly bandage a paw if your dog were to get hurt? If you do not properly bandage your dog’s paw, a minor injury may quickly become severe. A safe, clean, properly applied bandage is extremely crucial. This will assist you in preventing your dog’s injury from becoming […]

5 Common Pet Myths Debunked

An old dog can’t learn new tricks. Cats have nine lives. There are plenty of adages and myths about our favorite furry friends, and sometimes common misconceptions can impact their lives and health. Let’s take a look at some common myths about pets. Cats always land on their feet It’s true that cats have an […]

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

What is Hip Dysplasia? In order to fully understand hip dysplasia in dogs, pet parents must understand the basic anatomy of the affected area. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. In a normal “ball and socket” joint, the ball rotates freely in the socket. The bones match one another perfectly and there […]

Hidden Hazards for Your Indoor Cat

We all want is to keep our cats safe and healthy. But you may not realize that even your home can pose a risk for your kitties. Let’s talk about recognizing these dangers and some simple solutions to keep your cat safe. Medications Keep all medications for humans out of reach of your cat (what constitutes […]

Can you Write Off Pet Surgery?

It’s no surprise that Americans love our pets and aren’t afraid to spend money. In fact, in 2015, Americans spent more than $60 billion on their beloved pets. Unfortunately, some of the money spent is in on surprise surgeries. If you recently took your pet in for a surgical procedure, you may have been shocked […]

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

What is Mitral Valve Disease? The heart is divided into four chambers; there are two atria (upper chambers of the heart) and two lower chambers known as ventricles. Each chamber of the heart has a valve which allow blood to flow one way only to prevent blood from flowing backwards. The valve which is between […]