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Wound Care in Dogs and Cats

Pet owners know their pets are prone to cuts, scrapes, and other wounds. However, the frequency with which these injuries occur might surprise you. Wounds can range from a shallow cut to a deep gash that exposes bone or even tendons. They can bleed profusely or not at all. They can be clean (no dirt […]

How to Manage Your Senior Dog’s Arthritis Pain

According to the Arthritis Foundation, around 20% of dogs have arthritis. Arthritis is most prevalent in older dogs. A dog with arthritis may have: Difficulty standing up from a lying position Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty jumping onto the couch or bed from the floor A narrow stance in the rear legs Muscle wasting in the […]

What You Need to Know About Bad Breath In Dogs

Puppy breath is adorable, but adult dog breath? Not so much. But even though your older dog’s breath might not smell like roses, it shouldn’t stink either. If it does, it could be a sign of bigger problems. If you notice that your dog has unusually bad breath, it may be caused by: Something they […]

Spring Allergies in Pets

Did you know that your pets can have seasonal allergies just like humans? Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever or seasonal allergies, is very prevalent in pets, especially dogs. Any dog can have these allergies, but they are especially prevalent in pit bulls, boxers, bichon frises, cocker spaniels, German shepherds, and Golden retrievers. Identifying […]

The Importance of Regular Vet Visits

As a committed and compassionate pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your furry family members healthy and happy. One of the best ways to do this is to keep up with routine veterinary care. Why is Routine Veterinary Care Important? Just like humans, early identification of health issues leads to […]

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering your pet can be a controversial subject, but it shouldn’t be! The evidence is clear… spaying or neutering your pet has many benefits and should be a first step for owners of a new pet. When should I spay/neuter my dog or cat? Dogs You should wait at least 6-12 months to […]

What Are the Benefits of CBD for Pets?

With the rise in media and social popularity of CBD for many ailments in humans, you may wonder if it could have any benefits for your pets as well. Just like all cannabis-based research, studies about CBD for medical purposes are still in its infancy. This is even more true for research into its benefits […]

How to Tell if Your Dog Needs Behavior Medication

Dealing with a dog can be difficult for anyone, but raising a dog with a behavior problem is downright exhausting. Just like humans, dogs can have a variety of issues that cause inappropriate or undesired behaviors, such as fear, phobias, cognitive dysfunction, compulsive disorders, and frustration issues. When people deal with issues like these, they […]

Keep These Holiday Hazards From Affecting Your Pets

It’s that time of year again! The weather cools down and the outdoor decorating heats up as we approach Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. With all the celebration and conversation, it’s easy to overlook common hazards to your pets around the holidays. Protect your furry loved ones this holiday season by keeping an eye […]

Benefits of CBD for Pets

Research has proven that CBD is a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of debilitating conditions in humans, but what about for our pets too? Can they enjoy the same pain and inflammation relieving benefits from using products that contain CBD that we can? While existing research is promising, much more research on […]