As our pets enter their “golden years” we often presume they will start “slowing down”, with longer naps and shorter play sessions. While some of these changes are normal and expected, others could be warning signs that something is medically wrong.
Whether looking for a purebred puppy or an exotic parrot, online scams are out there, attracting people with too-good-to-be-true prices and direct-to-home shipping offers. All the while, the animal either doesn’t exist, is carrying a disease, or has been poached from the wild and imported illegally.
Summer vacation is almost here! The big question is, are you prepared to travel with your pet this summer?
If you’re reading this, you’re likely an animal lover who already knows that life is better with pets! In fact, research to understand the ways pets can impact their owners’ health and well-being, has identified one group of pet owners who are happier and healthier than all others—cat owners.
Whether based on studies, surveys, television, or the latest viral quiz on social media, there are stereotypes for just about everyone and everything. And don’t pet owners know it!
The snow is gone, and the trees are finally starting to show the green buds of new life. For many gardeners, it is time to dust off their gloves and take up their tools to transform their yards from the dull drab of winter to the new life of springtime.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council released its 2022 Pet Parasite Forecast and the details will certainly bug you. Tick populations are on the rise, and they are spreading to new territories, meaning the disease-causing bacteria they carry are, too.
During an emergency, time is of the essence. Every minute spent looking for supplies and first aid advice from Dr. Google (there really IS good information out there) delays your ability to assist your pet. To use first aid as an immediate first line of defense, being prepared is critical. When you know what to do and you have the supplies to do it, you can work quickly and effectively, and give your pet the best chances for recovery and survival.
If you are the guardian of a cat or dog, heartworm disease should matter to you.