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8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds


Like all others before it, this winter is definitely shaping up to be a rough one. While we humans resort to multiple layers of clothing just to make it through the next several months, many of our canine companions are absolutely loving it! Winter-ready dog breeds are as diverse as they are versatile, coming from […]



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Tips for Winterizing Your Dog’s Paws


Whoever invented the snow boot doesn’t get enough credit. We’re reminded of its incredible usefulness every winter as we trudge through thick layers of snow and ice just to get from point A to point B, all while keeping our toes toasty and dry. Boots and other winter accessories are all we humans need, but […]





Dog Food Do’s and Don’ts


There are tons of different dog foods out there, which can make it pretty hard for dog owners to know what to choose. How exactly does one break down all these choices? It’s never an easy task, but when you’re dealing with an enormous amount of information, breaking things up into categories always helps! Start […]



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 […]



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 […]