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,…

Heading to the beach? Your dog will love to come along, and frolicking in the surf is great exercise for him, too. Preparing for your trip by packing him his own beach supplies and then making sure you give him a good bath afterwards will ensure you both have plenty of fun and that his…

Just like people dogs can be allergic to a variety of substances and each individual pet will have different sensitivities. Learning more about the most common allergies can help give your pet some relief from the scratching and discomfort he may be experiencing. For dogs, most allergies fall into one of three categories: fleas, environment…

Spring is here, which means long days, beautiful weather for walking and an excessive amount of pet hair in the house. The amount of shedding you have to deal with will depend on the breed, the number of pets you have and their overall health. These strategies are designed to reduce the amount of shed…

Summer pool fun is ideal exercise for your pet, but only if it is done safely. Your pool can pose a risk to your pets if they are not familiar to it and fall in. You also must be aware of the risk posed by pool chemicals and even heat stroke if your dog swims…

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