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…

Both dogs and cats can develop diabetes, just like humans do. And just like humans, your pet needs to be regularly monitored and follow specific guidelines if he is diagnosed with diabetes. Your vet can run tests to determine if your pet has diabetes and what type and severity they have; you’ll also receive detailed…

From natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires to man-made emergencies, you may need to either live without electricity or even evacuate your home at some point. Shelters for people don’t always take pets and in an emergency, you may not be able to get to the store to get the items you need to care…

If you’re feeling a little dehydrated on one of those warm summer days, as a human being you have the luxury of just heading inside and getting a nice cup of cool water from the refrigerator or tap. If you’re out and about with someone, you can vocalize the issue. Your pets, on the other…

Even though we’re barely beyond the midway point of 2017, it’s already official – this is the second hottest year on record as far as average daily temperature is concerned. If you think you’re having a hard time dealing with week after week of scorching hot days, imagine how your furry little friends must feel….

Cats prefer to use a litter box when they are inside; even very young kittens will acclimate to your litter setup quickly. If your cat is suddenly snubbing the litter box or having problems urinating, you need to investigate the cause. The issue could be as simple as a box that is overdue for cleaning,…

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