How to win the war against fleas and ticks

How to win the war against fleas and ticks

During the height of the hot summer weather, along with increased time spent outside, there is increased risk of exposure to warm weather external parasites, including fleas and ticks. Since infestations may take weeks and months to control, it is always best to take a more preventative approach with these pets, rather than waiting for infestations to occur. Probably the most important thing an animal guardian may do is to […]

Why do dogs love squeaky toys?

Why do dogs love squeaky toys?

  Most of us have observed our four-legged companions go crazy for a favorite toy, and it’s often a toy with a squeaky noisemaker inside. Have you ever wondered why dogs love squeaky toys so much? Although it’s tempting to think the rascals just enjoy irritating us with the incessant squeaky noise, there are a couple of theories about why dogs are attracted to squeaky toys.

The best thing you can do for your cat

The best thing you can do for your cat

Today I am wearing my lab coat because I have something serious to discuss: your cat’s health. I know, no one enjoys going to the doctor, and especially not cats. But did you know that a study found that more than half of owned cats had not been to the veterinarian in the last year? National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is Saturday, August 22nd, so this is […]

A hot dog is no laughing matter

A hot dog is no laughing matter

Hi everybuddy. You might assume that I’m wearing angel wings, on account of my face is so sweet (or so I’ve been told). Actually, I’m wearing a hot dog suit because Thursday is National Hot Dog Day! 

How to evaluate your potential new cat

How to evaluate your potential new cat

With the warm weather comes kitten season, a time when shelters everywhere are overflowing with kittens hoping to find a home. This is a great time to consider adopting one of the millions of homeless cats/kittens that exist in this country. If you’re considering adopting a new feline friend, how do you make sure he or she is healthy? When choosing a cat or kitten from a shelter, feline guardians […]

Why you should never spank your dog

Why you should never spank your dog

Let’s face it, most dogs misbehave from time to time.  While it may be tempting to correct the bad behavior with a spank, you should never discipline your dog physically.  Spanking is confusing to your dog, may cause your dog to become hand-shy or fearful of you, and most importantly, doesn’t teach him the desired behavior.

Preventing & Managing Heat Stroke in Pets

Preventing & Managing Heat Stroke in Pets

It’s no surprise that it’s getting warmer. And unfortunately, each summer thousands of pets die needlessly from exposure to heat. Heatstroke is a medical emergency that needs veterinary attention as quickly as possible. Tips to prevent heat exhaustion Never leave your pet in a hot car, even with the windows down Encourage your pets to drink plenty of water & offer ice cubes or chips. Pet drinking fountains are a […]