Meet Simpson: a puppy with a second chance at life

Meet Simpson: a puppy with a second chance at life

Every January, 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ celebrates Change a Pet’s Life Day by helping three adoptable pets receive the medical care they need through the Change a Pet’s Life Contest. The first-place winner in this year’s contest is a pug puppy, named Simpson. Simpson was hit by a car at the end of December and suffered a broken pelvis, road rash and a large open wound on his right hind leg, exposing […]

Vote now to change an adoptable pet’s life

Vote now to change an adoptable pet’s life

Change a Pet’s Life Day was established to encourage pet adoption and draw attention to the many homeless pets in the U.S. In honor of the day, we founded a grant contest in 2015 to provide medical care grants to adoptable pets across the country. Over the past two years, the Change a Pet’s Life Contest has granted funds to help a former puppy mill breeder, Regina, regain her health […]

How to get the most out of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

How to get the most out of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

The following is a contribution from Zach at Vet Set Go, a community designed for aspiring veterinarians. Dr. Chris Carpenter shares tips on how we can make the most out of that important trip to the vet. The annual Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22nd. If it has been a year or more since you last took your cat to the vet, this would be the […]

Change a Pet’s Life Day: Meet Regina, a former puppy mill breeder

Change a Pet’s Life Day: Meet Regina, a former puppy mill breeder

Regina is the winner of the 2016 1-800-PetMeds Change a Pet’s Life Contest. To learn more about the contest, please visit the contest page here. Change a Pet’s Life Day is today and to celebrate, PetMeds is helping one adoptable, former puppy mill dog receive the necessary surgery she needs to be happy and healthy!

My pet isn’t sick, why should we go to the vet?

My pet isn’t sick, why should we go to the vet?

Many animal guardians have a preconceived notion that animals only need routine yearly vaccinations, going to the veterinarian only when pets are acutely ill and consequently often presenting as a crisis to the veterinary clinic. It is important, however, to understand that the word “doctor” literally means “teacher” in Latin. It is very important to maintain a relationship with a competent veterinarian who can help guide your pet’s preventative care […]

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 […]

Daisy’s horrid, terrible, very bad day

Daisy’s horrid, terrible, very bad day

Ohai friends. I’m relaxing in my fluffy pink sleeping bag on account of I just had a very  horrid couple of days! Would you like to hear about it?