Many of the medical advancements we’re seeing today seem like they’re right out of a science fiction movie. Options for diagnosing and treating illness and disease have taken on a whole new look. Equipment advancements include digital radiography, MRI, and CT scanners. And advancements for new and better treatments exist because of stem cell research, new medications, and the use of advanced equipment, technology, and information....more
Are you taking that much-needed, week-long vacation to the beach and considering hiring a pet sitter? Perhaps you have a highly recommended and trustworthy acquaintance you’d like to hire. Maybe a neighbor or family member has offered to take care of your pet while you’re away. Whoever you chose to act as your pet’s stand-in caretaker during your vacation, here are a few tips to make sure it’s smooth sailing for your animal and your sitter....more
Do you think you’re speaking your pet’s love language by plying her with all the tasty treats she can eat? If your pet could actually talk to you, she might say that you have a thing or two to learn about finding the way to an animal’s heart.
According to Ernie Ward, DVM, author of Chow Hounds and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, people tend to celebrate special occasions or express their emotions through cakes, ice cream, and champagne. And, because they can’t verbally communicate with their pets, they assume their pets also want to receive love in the form of high-calorie goodies. ...more
In honor of October’s Adopt a Dog Month, here is advice to help you adopt a dog successfully.
The myth about shelter animals
First, let’s dispel the myth that dogs in shelters are problem dogs. “This is one of the biggest misconceptions of shelter animals,” says Aimee Gilbreath, executive director of Found Animals, a foundation dedicated to reversing animal euthanasia. “Most of the animals in shelters end up there through no fault of their own....more
Most pet owners appreciate the importance of diet to their pets’ health and longevity, but when it comes to selecting a good food option for their pets from the myriad choices that exist in the marketplace, the decision can be an overwhelming one. What should pet owners consider when reviewing the nutritional labeling on the various food options they are considering? ...more
The recent recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold to Dollar General stores in four U.S. states has been expanded to include 55-pound bags sold in Sam's Club in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio....more
Is your kitty house-soiling? Don’t abandon, euthanize, or give her to a shelter. Help is available.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Society of Feline Medicine now have guidelines to diagnose and solve house-soiling behavior in cats....more
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved. ...more