• Helping Your Dog With Severe And Extensive Food Allergies: Tips For You

    When you adopt or buy a dog to add as a member of your family, you likely assume that they will safely be able to eat any type of dog food and even table scraps without serious issue. However, if your dog has serious itching problems, has difficulty keeping food down, or has other health issues that indicate to your vet that they have severe food allergies, you may find yourself unsure of what you can do to help them overcome and deal with those allergies. [Read More]

  • What To Look For When Choosing A Veterinarian For Your Rabbit

    With the addition of a new rabbit to your family, it is up to you to make sure that they receive good medical care throughout their lifetime. Treating them at the first sign of an injury or illness is essential, along with simple checkups each year. Instead of bringing your rabbit into just any vet clinic, you need to consider the unique care they need. In order for your rabbit to be given the quality care you want, take the time to look for veterinarians that are a good match for your pet. [Read More]

  • Feline Heartworm: A Common Risk Not To Be Ignored

    While cats are not the heartworm's natural host or most common target, heartworm in felines has been found in all 50 states of the United States. Since heartworm can occur in cats, even if not as commonly as it does in dogs, it's important to know the symptoms to look for as well as the required treatments needed to keep your cat healthy. What are Heartworms? The symptoms of heartworms are caused by parasitic, foot long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and related blood vessels. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips for Adopting a Dog That Has a Child-Safe Temperament

    Adopting a dog can be a wonderful way to add a new addition to your family while providing a great home for a pet that is in need of one. However, one thing that you might be worried about is adopting a dog that might not do well with your child. Some dogs that are available for adoption don't have the best of temperaments, but this doesn't mean that you should rule out this option. [Read More]

  • Why Your New Neighborhood Should Have These Three Pet Places

    Are you moving to a new community? Do you have a pet? If you've answered yes to both of these questions, you'll want to make sure the neighborhood in your community has these three pet places. Pet Hospital If you own a dog or a cat or both, having a pet hospital nearby for your four-legged friend is not just a mere convenience, it's a necessity. Many pet hospitals offer veterinary services such as administering required vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and routine checkups. [Read More]

  • Feline Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

    Cats tend to suffer in silence, but if you've noticed your furry friend acting unusually fidgety or itchy, you may be dealing with feline dermatitis. Below is an explanation of the causes of dermatitis in cats, as well as how you can spot it and what can be done to treat and prevent the problem. What Causes Dermatitis in Felines? Similar to humans, there are a number of things that can cause dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) in cats. [Read More]

  • Health Reasons To Spay Or Neuter Your Cat

    Responsible pet parents know that there are already a lot of kittens and cats who need homes. Therefore, spaying or neutering your cat prevents more kittens who need to find homes. However, even if you're confident your cat will never get out of the house, spaying or neutering is also important for health reasons. Mating Behavior Intact male cats have an instinctual urge to find a mate. They engage in territorial behavior such as spraying and aggression. [Read More]