How do cats know how to use a litter box?

How do cats know how to use a litter box?

People who have never owned or been around cats sometimes imagine that it takes a lot of time and effort to train a cat to use a litter box. We proud cat parents might like to attribute our cat’s use of a litter box to hours of dedicated training, or to our cat’s superior intelligence. However, the truth is that it is relatively simple to teach a cat or kitten […]

Dog treats: how much is too much?

Dog treats: how much is too much?

Most people enjoy giving their beloved pooch a special treat, and there are some nice benefits to treating your pet. For example, treats can reinforce and nurture the bond between you and your pet, and they’re a great training aid to reward desired behavior. But while treats can be an enjoyable and yummy addition to your dog’s diet, too many treats can be unhealthy. The basics about treating your dog: […]

How long does opened, canned pet food remain safe?

How long does opened, canned pet food remain safe?

We all want to feed our pets healthy, wholesome food. While keeping dry pet food fresh is mostly a matter of storing it properly in an appropriate sealed container, there are different considerations when it comes to canned pet food. Unopened, canned pet food is good to use until the “use by” or “best by” date marked on the can. However, once the can of dog or cat food has been opened, […]

Are you a responsible dog owner?

Are you a responsible dog owner?

Many dog parents think they are doing the right thing for their dog, from feeding the right pet food to correct grooming. September 20th marked Responsible Dog Ownership Day, hosted by the AKC, which helps promote tips on the responsibility of pet parents everywhere. In case you missed it, below are a few tips for being a responsible dog owner.

How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has mercilessly displaced people and their pets throughout Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Rescue efforts are bravely taking place throughout the region, and local animal rescues and shelters are in need of our support. The devastation is heartbreaking with lives lost and thousands of people and pets left homeless. 1800PetMeds has arranged to send much needed supplies to Austin Pets Alive, a regional shelter that is tirelessly working […]

Is tuna bad for cats?

Is tuna bad for cats?

Cats love seafood, and most cats are especially fond of canned tuna and tuna juice. While tuna is fine for cats in moderation or as a treat, too much canned tuna can be bad for your cat. Fish is a great source of protein, but there are a few reasons why a steady diet of human-grade canned tuna can cause health problems for your cat. Tuna alone is not nutritionally […]

Using tea tree oil for your dog’s skin infections

Using tea tree oil for your dog’s skin infections

Did you know that allergies can be as annoying and painful for dogs as it is for some people? Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 7 dogs suffer from allergies. And those allergies often cause symptoms such as itching, irritation, and inflammation. Dog allergies fall into four categories and can be caused by the following things: Fleas and other biting insects Irritants that come in contact with the skin […]