Big brown eyes, wagging tail and imploring look can be simply irresistible, but handing over too many of the wrong kinds of treats can lead to health problems. From obesity because of an excess of calories to dental problems due to hard, brittle chewables, the treats you use to reward your dog could end up…

He may love the outdoors but allowing your cat to explore outside could impact his health, safety and wellbeing, and even shorten his lifespan considerably. Why there such a difference in the wellness and safety of indoor cats as compared to outside ones? A look at the potential for injury, illness and even getting lost…

It may not be quite as life changing as bringing home a human baby, but that adorable bundle of fur will cause some upheaval in your home, particularly in the first few weeks. Preparing ahead of time can help you get ready and make sure your new puppy is safe and happy in his new…

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…

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