Type 1 diabetes is a serious disease that affects dogs and cats and if left untreated, can result in death. However, with the right treatment, such as a healthy diet and insulin, your pet can continue to live a fulfilling life. Lantus Insulin is a long-acting, injectable insulin that controls blood glucose levels in your dog or cat to help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. What is type 1 diabetes […]
On the first day of Christmas my pet parent gave to me: one Intelligent Water Fountain (or one of the other cool prizes)! This holiday season, include your pet in the festivities and win some cool prizes from 1-800-PetMeds!
One of the more common questions received in the veterinary clinic is whether dogs should be on year-round heartworm prevention, even in the winter and colder months. Over 20 years ago I was taught in veterinary school that the average ambient temperature had to be 65 degrees or higher for 30 days in a row for mosquitoes to become infectious and transmit heartworms to dogs. In most areas of the country this […]
Did you know November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month? Although it’s more common for pet owners to want to adopt a younger pet, senior pets are just as lovable and appreciative of being adopted and rescued. Some of the benefits to adopting a senior pet can include: Less worry about messes since older pets are generally housebroken Anxiety and mischievous behavior is not as much of an issue with […]
Skin infections in dogs and cats are frequent causes of pain and discomfort. Wounds, abscesses, and lesions should always be evaluated and treated by your veterinarian before a serious infection takes hold. Clavamox Chewable Tablets are often prescribed by veterinarians as a safe, easy-to-administer antibiotic medication that is effective against bacteria that cause skin infections in pets. Why do dogs and cats get skin infections? Countless bacteria live on your […]
The first full week of November each year is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, a week held to encourage people to become better acquainted with their local shelters and learn how they can help. While the appreciation week ends Saturday, Nov 11th, voting in our fourth annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest is live now through November 20th, and we need your help to select our winning groups!
Anxiety may bring out unwanted behavior in your dog, which may cause more stress for everyone in your home. Anticipating your dog’s stress triggers and minimizing them when possible is the best first line of defense. For an effective back-up plan, try Cosequin Calm Chewable Bonelets for Dogs, a gentle and effective bone-shaped tablet that helps your dog stay calm and poised in stressful circumstances.