Paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins…what are you eating? One glance at a menu these days gets the entire table talking…and we’re each absolutely convinced that our ‘wonder’ diet is the one that will keep us healthy for life. Dogs aren’t influenced by the latest trends and fads; they eat just about anything they come across including hazardous…

Chances are good that two-thirds of the people reading this sentence have had a wellness or preventive care examination in the past year. If you have not, your health insurer most likely has been bombarding you with reminders, statistics and witty GIFS about ‘early detection early treatment’. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, heart…

While failure to use the litter box(s) will probably always be the number one reason pet parents seek cat behavior help, aggression is next on the list.  Whether life-long aggression or that of sudden onset, as loving as your ‘Mad Max’ may usually be, those flying claws and sharp teeth mean business; people, other pets…

Road Trip! Taking our beloved four footed family member along on a vacation or day trip is fun…if accommodations allow…and the dog enjoys the experience. To make your trip memorable for all the right reasons, be sure to take the following steps: Secure your dog in a crate or pet seat belt. A dog sitting…

You’re returning from work and looking forward to taking Bosco out for a nice relaxing stroll. Waving to the neighbor who is building a new addition, you step into your house and are confronted by a shredded sofa cushion, a surprise ‘pile’ on the rug,  a corner full of  vomit or  all three. Far from…

We’ve all heard the equation “One dog year equals seven human years” and while that may be a catchy calculation, it isn’t accurate. A one-year-old dog is an adult; a seven-year-old child is not. It is more accurate to say that if the average dog lives 12-13 years, then a seven year old dog is…

The Holidays are almost here! Along with increased shopping, ringing doorbells,  marathon gift wrapping sessions, ugly sweater parties and endless goodies, this season brings a whole host of  dangers for your four footed family members. While all pet parents are aware of the Big Bad Four: (chocolate, fruitcake, mistletoe and poinsettias) as you decorate your…

Just like us, our pets can experience vision changes due to injury, disease, or even aging. Unlike people, though, pets can’t complain about their vision difficulties. They rely on us to notice there is a problem and get them the help they need. How can you tell when your pet’s vision is impaired? Watch for…

It’s the highlight of the season for kids and families, but Halloween poses some risks for the family pet. From the increased amount of tempting and dangerous foods to the potential flight risk (from all that door answering) and even hazards from costumes, here’s what to watch for as Halloween draws near. Hide the Candy…

Injuries and some illnesses simply can’t be prevented, but some common pet health concerns can be avoided. Learning more about obesity, parasite prevention and caring for your pet’s teeth can help you avoid some of the most common health complaints and ensure your pet looks and feels his best, all year round. Obesity Being overweight…

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