[Giveaway] Win a FREE FURminator Pet Nail Grinder!

[Giveaway] Win a FREE FURminator Pet Nail Grinder!

Trimming your pet’s nails can be a scary experience for you both. Most pets don’t like it, and most pet parents dread it! The possibility of cutting your pet’s nails too close to the quick (blood vessels and nerve endings inside the nail) can make you nervous, which doesn’t help you keep a steady hand. As well, it can be a struggle to hold a nervous pet still while trying […]






[Illustrated Guide] What to Do If Your Dog Has Ticks

[Illustrated Guide] What to Do If Your Dog Has Ticks

This is a guest post from Monica Gomez of Carrington College.  Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient parasites, and any dog that spends time outside runs the risk of being bitten by ticks. Thankfully, as this guide from Carrington College shows, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become seriously ill.






[New Product] Interceptor Plus stops deadly worms

[New Product] Interceptor Plus stops deadly worms

Heartworm and other types of dog worms pose a serious threat to your dog’s health. Without consistent protection, it is nearly impossible to prevent these parasites from infecting your pet. Some of these dog worms can be fatal if left untreated while others may cause malnutrition and other health problems. Preventing, treating and controlling multiple types of dog worms at once is now as easy as one monthly flavorful chew!






Get prepared for April Fools’ Day!

Get prepared for April Fools’ Day!

Heh heh heh! Guess what special day is coming up soon? April Fools’ Day! This is one of my most favorite days of the year, on account of I love to play practical jokes. In case you are still trying to think of a funny joke to play on someone, I will tell you about a great trick I played on Harley. I got the idea from reading a comic […]






Flea medication not working on pets

Flea medication not working on pets

All too often, a pet owner will come in and share their experience in which he or she regularly applies topical flea prevention, yet is frustrated that after several treatments they are still seeing fleas. There are several plausible explanations for persistent flea infestations which may have nothing to do with lack of efficacy of these products. First, I make sure that the pet owner is correctly applying the flea […]






[New Product] Discover a fast fix for itching with Apoquel

[New Product] Discover a fast fix for itching with Apoquel

Thump…thump…thump…thump. That’s the sound you may hear as your dog scratches an itch. We all have a little itch once in a while that needs scratching. However, too much scratching leads to skin damage and hair loss. Skin problems in dogs may cause great discomfort and irritability, which might result in a rejection of petting or affection. There is now an effective new solution for itching that arises from a […]






Are these in your home? Prevent a pet poisoning

Are these in your home? Prevent a pet poisoning

Last Wednesday, while on my lunch break, I noticed that I had missed several calls from my friend Colin. He had left messages about the urgency of his situation and that I needed to get in touch with him immediately. When I called him back he asked me if we carried something called vitamin K here at 1800PetMeds. Apparently Colin was concerned that his cat may have ingested some rat […]