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…

Senior cats and dogs may remain healthy and maintain active lifestyles for years, but some can fall prey to dementia; learning to recognize the signs of dementia in your pet can help you cope with the changes and enjoy  your time together. Signs of Dementia in Dogs and Cats All senior pets may become less…

They’re tiny and can even be tough to see, but a single tick bite can significantly harm your pet. In many cases, you won’t even know the tick is there; it buries itself into your pup’s fur and he won’t realize he’s been bitten. Despite their diminutive size, a tick can carry any number of…

Heartworm prevention is part of your pet’s ideal wellness routine, but how much do you know about this potentially fatal parasite? Learning more about heartworm, how it impacts your pets and what happens if your pet is infected can help you take preventative steps now to keep your dog or cat safe. Here’s what you…

Cats’ grooming habits are normally fastidious – your cat may normally groom himself multiple times each day, but what happens if he stops? If your pet usually rearranges his fur after eating, being petted or even napping, but then stops, it could be an indication that something is wrong. Even if you don’t see him…

He’s never met a human he didn’t love — but other dogs are a different story. If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs, it puts you both at risk; he could end up injuring someone else’s pet or become injured himself. You’ll also be liable for any damages he causes and could even be…

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…

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