Canine parvovirus (i.e., parvo) is a serious infection that spreads alarmingly through susceptible populations, especially young and unvaccinated dogs. Brief exposure, such as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, can cause your dog to quickly develop a life-threatening condition. Despite effective vaccines, parvo remains a common cause of death in young dogs,… Continue reading What Dog Owners Should Know About Parvovirus
Scratch, scratch, scratch. Itchy ears can be a chronic and frustrating problem for pets and their owners alike. Inflamed or infected ears cause pets obvious discomfort that can leave owners feeling helpless and concerned. In addition, a pet’s various attempts at relieving the itch in the ears (e.g., scratching, face rubbing, head shaking) can disrupt… Continue reading Why Is My Pet Scratching Their Ears?
Rub-a-Dub DIY—Top Tips for Bathing Your Pet Pet parents sometimes ask us about bathing their dog or cat. For some, this is a regular and easy task. For others, it can present a challenge. Here are a few ideas and tips to help make this process as stress-free and efficient for everyone involved. Why do… Continue reading Do I Need to Give My Pet a Bath? How Often? How Do I Do It?
As a pet parent, we want our best friends to enjoy a long and happy life. Are there ways to extend a pet’s life? The answer is yes – most likely. We can potentially add years to our pets’ lives by taking a preventive and proactive approach to their wellbeing. Here are 7 ways to… Continue reading 7 Steps to a Longer Life for Your Pet
As the leaves turn and the air chills, you may find your thoughts wandering to Thanksgiving dinner. You daydream about appetizers, sides, and desserts, and wonder what—if anything—you can share with your pet. After all, what better way to express your thankfulness for their unconditional love and companionship than through your mutual love of food?… Continue reading Talking Turkey—Thanksgiving Safety for Pets
Halloween is a night filled with mischief and mayhem, and it’s all in good fun until you find your sneaky pet with chocolate on their breath, gummy candy stuck in their fur, and cellophane wrappers scattered like confetti. What now, you think? You immediately remove the remaining treats from your pet’s reach, but the damage… Continue reading My Pet Ate Halloween Candy—Should I Take Them to the Vet?
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc worldwide since early 2020. This viral respiratory disease can cause people to experience issues from mild symptoms to severe illness. As you grapple with the concerns and inconveniences of the virus, you may also worry about your pet. COVID-19 is a concerning issue, but luckily pets are not typically significantly affected.… Continue reading FAQs About Pets and COVID-19
National Hug Day was first celebrated in 1986, and was created to encourage family and friends to hug often. And while it’s not an official holiday in terms of getting the day off from school or work, it is widely recognized throughout the US and even internationally. Hugs are celebrated because they’re known to elevate… Continue reading January 21 is National Hug Day
When you bring your dog or cat to see the vet, the whole team does their best to make your pal feel comfortable—and that should include preventing fear or stress. However, some practices go above and beyond by completing a special certification known as Fear Free. Here’s why a Fear Free culture is beneficial to… Continue reading Fear Free Certified® Veterinary Teams: How They Help Your Pet
It’s the start of a new year—a chance to reflect on all that’s happened in the last 12 months, and visualize what you want 2020 to look like. For many people, that involves a new year’s resolution. If an active lifestyle is one of your goals, your pet may be able to join you. After… Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Active with Your Pet