Important – If you feel like your pet has bloat, contact your veterinarian immediately.  For dogs and various other mammals, bloat is a life-threatening condition in which the stomach fills with air (dilatation) and/or twists upon itself (volvulus). It’s also called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV) and is prevalent in larger breeds. Lifetime risk of experiencing a…

Modern anesthetic drugs are significantly safer than those used in previous years, with fewer side effects. In the modern veterinary facility, there are many different types of anesthesia available for use depending upon the sensitivity of your pet and the need for consciousness. The most common classes of anesthesia are for small animals (cats and…

One of the most frightening things that can happen to your pet is an accident or injury. Learning what to do in an emergency, and how to transport your pet safely allows you to prepare in advance for this scary situation. Plan Ahead: In the aftermath of an accident or injury can be very chaotic,…

Want to add a new addition to your family, but worried about allergies? A cat may be your answer, if you choose a breed known for being hypoallergenic. No dog or cat is completely free of allergens, but some cat breeds offer a very low risk of allergic side effects. The risk is so low…

If your pet has had surgery, then a restful, low stress recovery period is important for her health. While every surgery and pet is different, you can take steps to ensure she recovers swiftly and is back to her usual active self. Incorporate the following tips into your post-surgical routine for fast healing and a…

The foods you give your dog have a direct impact on his health; too many people foods, the wrong kind of food or allowing poor behaviors to continue could have a negative impact on his health and his ability to interact with you and your family. Avoid these common feeding mistakes and you’ll both feel…

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….

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