Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

What is a UTI? Urinary tract infections are the result of an invasion and colonization of bacteria in the bladder. Urinary Tract Infections are often not perceived as a serious or life-threatening condition; however, if not treated quickly a life-threatening condition has the potential to develop. Breeds Prone to Urinary Tract Infections There are not […]

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet will always be a difficult time for you and your family. Cats and dogs come into our lives for us to love, they share our lives and homes, and they become part of the family. When they’re gone, there’s an emptiness and sadness left in their place. Grieving a pet […]

What Is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a condition which causes fluid-filled cavities to develop within the spinal cord near the brain. Syringomyelia is known as “neck-scratcher’s” disease in dogs due to the common symptom being scratching near the neck. Syringomyelia was first discovered in the 1990’s and has been found to be similar to a human disease known as […]

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Fall is officially in the air, and you know what that means— Halloween! Ghost, goblins, pumpkin carving, candy…and costumes! Who doesn’t love getting dressed up and strutting your best spooky stuff at the holiday events? But, if you’re like us, you hate leaving your furry friends behind while you participate in the all of the […]

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

What is Retinal Detachment? The retina is the innermost lining of your dog’s eyeball. Retinal detachment refers to the separation of the retina from the back of the eyeball. This is often associated with an underlying medical condition. Retinal detachment could lead to permanent blindness if not treated quickly. Dog Breeds at Highest Risk for […]

When Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

As a cat-owner, it’s only a matter of time before you discover that your precious pet has left you an unpleasant surprise somewhere on the floor, usually not too far from his litter box.   Most of the time (we think), cats don’t do this maliciously. If your cat is leaving you surprises that don’t seem like […]

Cat Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Just as certain dog breeds are susceptible to developing arthritis as they age and grow, cats too can develop this unpleasant disorder. Middle-aged and older cats are more prone to developing arthritis as the cartilage that acts as cushions between their bones gradually deteriorates or otherwise becomes damaged in some way. Once damaged, the joint […]

Cataracts in Dogs

What are Cataracts? Dogs with cataracts will show opacity in the lens of the eye. Cataracts often result in your dog experiencing blurry vision. Smaller cataracts will not often result in severe vision loss; however, as the cataracts become thicker, your dog may become completely blind in one or both eyes. You may or may […]