It can happen in an instant — one minute your cat is in the living room, the next you can’t find him anywhere. A lost pet is an emergency and while most are swiftly reunited with their owners, it is imperative that you find your missing pet right away. Understanding how pets go missing is…

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – or can you?   Some of the most often shared and believed truths about dog behavior are not accurate at all. For example, older dogs actually thrive when you take the time to train them and teach them something new. They get a new skill, get…

The odor and mess are unmistakable, and litter box problems can cause issues between your family and your cat – and even create a health hazard. Learning about the most common litter box problems and why cats experience them can help both you and your pet live a better and healthier life.   Common Litter…

Thousands of pets are separated from their owners each year, and many end up languishing in shelters or on the streets. If a stray arrives at your home, or you spot one that could be in danger, you can take steps to help. According to the Humane Society, here’s what to do when you find…

You don’t have to be camping or hiking to encounter wildlife – even your own back yard or the local dog park could be home to a variety of wild animals. Most of the time you won’t even see these natural inhabitants, but an unexpected encounter could lead to risks for your pet. Here’s what…

You want what’s best for your pet — get all the right vaccines, schedule your wellness appointments when you should and provide a fenced, safe yard to play in, but are you making some of these common safety errors? You forget about parasites: It’s tempting to look at your dog and think everything is fine,…

It can happen in an instant – the door opens and your curious cat or dog slips outside. Your pet could be lost in seconds and join one of millions of displaced animals that enter the shelter system each year. A microchip is one of the ways you can prevent this nightmarish scenario and understanding…

Your cat may spend most of his or her life indoors, but still needs essential well care and vaccinations to stay healthy. Indoor cats can and do slip outside, often when things are busy with lots of arrivals and departures (back to school and Halloween are particularly risky times). Once outside, she could be exposed…

She may seem self sufficient and even wary of strangers, so leaving your cat alone while you travel sounds like a good idea – but in reality, this practice could be putting your pet at risk. Leaving your home for work or other activities obviously is no problem, but when your time away stretches past…

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…

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