Your dog’s ears can cause him great discomfort if they are not cleaned regularly; without regular inspection and cleaning, you won’t know that something is wrong until he is in pain. An ear infection can cause more than discomfort – dogs invariably scratch at their ears – and can cause lasting damage or even hearing…

Your pup is a member of the family, and bringing him on the family vacation can be part of the fun. Thankfully many resorts and hotels finally realize this – instead of banishing your dog to a far away kennel or allowing you to walk him, but not have him in your room, you can…

If you’re experiencing the odors that come from cat urine or spraying at home, it is important to understand why this is happening. If you are not sure, then catching the culprit in the act can help you determine what is going on. When cats spray, they remain standing and spray a vertical area with…

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them stay healthy and eliminate some common health and behavior risks. The exact timing of the procedure can depend on several factors, ranging from the health and even the breed of your pet. Spaying or neutering won’t alter your pet’s intelligence or personality but could help curb risky…

Vaccines for pets can effectively and safely protect your dog from a variety of illnesses that could have devastating consequences. There are two types of vaccines – those that every dog needs (core) and those that target specific conditions or populations (non-core).  Every dog, including yours, should receive the core vaccines, which prevent some of…

Vaccines are an integral part of your cat’s health and wellbeing; even an indoor cat needs to be vaccinated against illnesses that could harm, disable or even kill her. Learning more about the vaccines your cat needs and what they protect your pet from will help you stay vigilant and ensure your precious pet stays…

Your pup is well socialized and friendly — which is just what you want him to be. The downside to this great socialization, though, is that he could attempt to make friends with the local wildlife. Most will flee from his well meaning advances, but a skunk could give him a blast of distinctive odor…

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…

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