Category Archives: Breed Spotlight

Learn more about specific pet breeds and how they may fit into your family.

Pet Overheating in Summer


The NOAA recently announced the findings of an international study that determined 2014 to be the warmest year on record, and one can scarcely pass a day without hearing of a pet dying of heatstroke inside a hot car. Tennessee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation granting legal permission for passersby to forcefully enter […]





New Pet Essential Supplies


Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new pet, but if you’re unprepared, it can also be a confusing and stressful experience. Dogs and cats unfortunately cannot talk to tell you what they need to be safe and comfortable, so let’s look at some essential supplies you should have on hand before bringing […]



Pet Cancer Signs & Symptoms


Cancer accounts for nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths every year. Dogs get cancer at nearly the same rate as humans (approximately one in four dogs will develop cancer at some point in his life). Half of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer at some point. It is theorized that, […]



Hairball Awareness Day – YES… There’s a Day!


As far as obscure holidays go, there’s really not a more important one for your cat than Hairball Awareness Day, typically celebrated on the last Friday in April (which was this past Friday, but really, isn’t any day a good day to raise hairball awareness?). Let’s take a look a closer look at hairballs. . . metaphorically. First, […]





6 Tips For Traveling with Pets


It’s Spring Break time in many parts of the country, and many families are traveling to warmer climates to shake off the winter. If you’re hitting the road with your furry friends, keep these pet travel safety tips in mind: Dogs should be secured in vehicles at all times. A travel harness is a good bet to keep […]



Nothing to fool about – Pet First Aid Awareness Month starts tomorrow


April 1, is a day generally associated with practical jokes and pranks, but pet safety is no joke. April 1 also marks the beginning of Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and while you may be prepared to deal with first aid emergencies for your human kids, many people don’t think to prepare a first aid […]





To Declaw or Not to Declaw


Attitudes towards medical care change with the information, research, and opinions of the times. Twenty years ago, everyone declawed their indoor cats, and many of us probably thought very little of it. In recent years, however, popular opinion has shone a light on the pain, recovery, and psychological effects that declawing may have on cats. […]