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 […]





Choosing a Cat Litter


It’s easy to feel intimidated by the variety of cat litters available. Clumping, non-clumping, silica, clay, flushable, walnuts, shredded paper; it’s confusing. Let’s dig in and see which cat litter is right for your kitties. The most important thing when choosing a cat litter is that your cat approves it. It can be hard to […]



3 Healthy Summer Treats for Pets


Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the bees are buzzing…it’s summertime! That means it’s time for vacations, baseball games, swimming, cookouts, popsicles and FUN! But summer also brings a flurry of activity for pet owners and pets alike. The constant activity that comes with a warm weather, on-the-go lifestyle often leaves people without time […]



The Dangers of Kennel Cough: Guest Blogger, Amber Drake


If your dog begins coughing uncontrollably, this could be a sign of kennel cough, scientifically known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis. Kennel cough may frighten a pet parent; however, this is often not a serious condition and many dogs recover completely on their own. The cause of kennel cough is often a bacterium known as Bordatella […]