Category Archives: Pet Health & Tips

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Your Pet is Lost. Hope is Not.

Losing your pet is one of the most heartbreaking things a pet parent can experience. Perhaps your dog ran off while at the park or the cat darted out the front door and you couldn’t catch him. It can leave you feeling helpless and alone facing an insurmountable task. Finding your pet when they are lost […]

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Summer Pet Parasites to Look Out For

Summer is the best time to get out and have fun with your favorite furry friends, but with the warm weather comes an increased risk for contracting parasites. But just because there are more pesky pet parasites waiting to cause problems, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors and miss out on the seasonal fun […]

Symptoms of Cancer in Your Pets

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a time for pet owners to learn more about the possible warnings signs and symptoms, the risks of their particular breed and treatment options. Cancer can manifest in a variety of symptoms affecting various areas of your pet’s body.  These signs and symptoms can be masked or go undetected. […]

Can you Spot a Puppy Mill Puppy?

Puppy mills are bad. This is a universal fact acknowledged by everyone except people who run puppy mills. During Puppy Mill Action Week, we’re helping you recognize a puppy mill puppy and what to do if you find a puppy mill. Can you recognize the signs? If you’re viewing or considering adopting a puppy, look for […]

Dog Aging Project

Dog Aging Project – Can You Increase Your Dog’s Life?

A team of scientists at Washington University began the Dog Aging Project, and this project was created to identify a scientific breakthrough in the health and longevity in our dog’s lives. The main goal of this project is to perform the first nationwide study of longevity in dogs. The creators of this project, Dr. Daniel […]

corneal ulcer in cat

Corneal Ulcers in Cats

What is a Corneal Ulcer? The cornea is the clear membrane on the surface of the eyeball. The cornea has three layers. The outermost layer is known as the epithelium and is very thin. Below the epithelial layer, there is a layer known as the stroma. The stroma is the supportive layer of the cornea. […]

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Bile Duct Obstruction in Your Cat

What is a Bile Duct Obstruction in Cats? Bile is a yellow-green fluid which is created and released by the cat’s liver and stored in the gallbladder. The bile stays in the gallbladder until food has been ingested. Once food is ingested, the bile is released into the small intestine to aid in digestion. If […]