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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 […]





How to Ask Your Employer for Pet Insurance


Pet insurance is one of the fastest-growing benefits that employers offer as part of an employee benefit package. Americans take their pets very seriously, and more families are choosing to cover their pets’ health with an insurance plan just as they cover their own. However, if your employer doesn’t offer pet insurance as a benefit, […]





Dog Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options


For humans, arthritis is a common, potentially devastating disorder with over 100 different types that affect individuals of all ages. It is also one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Most commonly, it impacts the sufferer’s joints in a number of ways, leading to significant complications such as pronounced pain, extreme […]



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 […]



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 […]



What to Do if You See a Dog in a Hot Car


A recently-passed law in Ohio allows passers-by to break car windows to rescue children and dogs from hot cars. But many people may not be sure what to do in the event that they see a dog locked in a car in sweltering summer temperatures. Breaking the window could lead to criminal prosecution in some […]