In 2018, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention conducted a study finding 60% percent of cats and 56% of dogs — approximately 93 million pets — in the U.S. are overweight. This startling trend affects the quality of life of our pets, their health and even the health of their owners. Nutrition is the single…

The life of a dog can be extended and improved dramatically with better health. Beyond the bowl (eating the right nutrition) and an excellent veterinarian, one of the biggest places to guide your canine companion to an improved life is through proper exercise. People with dogs have a benefit of a loyal workout partner.  The…

If you’ve ever tried to board your dog, bring him to a hotel or take him to a group training session, you’ve likely been asked for proof of vaccines, including the Bordatella vaccine. This vaccine is designed to protect your pet from kennel cough and is essential if your pet is going to be in…

Cats have an instinctive need to hunt that can sometimes be fulfilled with toys, but you may feel like your pet is missing out. While opening the front door and letting her outside is an option, it is not a good idea. Cats left to roam outside risk injury and exposure to illness and parasites….

Choosing a pet friendly hotel is a must when you are vacationing or traveling together, but “pet friendly” means different things to different properties. Being aware of some of the potential issues that could arise when you travel with your pet ensures the trip is exciting and fun for you both – and that you…

Some parasites are more obvious than others – it is difficult to miss fleas jumping on and off your pet – but any have the potential to impact your cat’s health and wellbeing. Ringworm is one of the problems you can’t likely diagnose at home; since it can transfer from cats to humans, you should…

Your dog makes an ideal camping companion and will enjoy the experience as much as you do. It is not difficult to keep your pup safe at camp; the following safety tips will ensure you both enjoy the trip. 5 Ways to Safely Camp with your Dog Bring a leash, collar and ID: If you…

If you’ve bred your dog on purpose, then you likely already know to watch her for the early signs of pregnancy, but if your female pup is not spayed, you could be in for a surprise. A female dog in heat can be detected by intact males up to three miles away, thanks to their…

You’ve done a great job caring for your expectant mother, but what happens when the babies arrive? Setting up a safe and comfortable spot and letting your cat do what comes naturally to her is usually the best course of action; learning more about what kittens need will help you determine if you need to…

A young, healthy dog is likely to have a successful pregnancy and delivery, but knowing what to expect and how to care for her can make the process easier for you both and give you peace of mind about her wellbeing. In the early stages, simply learning about the pregnancy process and scheduling a checkup…

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