A loving home goes a long way toward the health and well-being of cats and dogs. But it isn’t quite enough.
Check out our list of your pet’s top health care needs in 2015. ...more
Have you been planning that Mediterranean getaway but cannot bear the thought of leaving your beloved pet behind? Most veterinarians agree your pet would be safest being boarded in a qualified boarding facility, rather than traveling the world with you, but sometimes international travel with our pets is something we can’t avoid. Although it may take many seemingly daunting steps to ensure entry into a foreign country, international travel with your pet is completely feasible, provided you take the time to properly research all that needs to be done before you leave home. Traveling this way requires ample advance planning, so be sure you do not wait until the last minute to begin the necessary steps. ...more
You find a baby bird or one that is injured. You want to help. But what should you do? ...more
We all know what a stressful experience moving can be. But it’s also stressful—and even potentially dangerous—for our cats. Many cats end up in shelters when a family moves because they become frightened by people carrying furniture, so they run out an open door and hide. Sometimes, the family can’t then find the cat and moves away without him. Other times, a cat escapes his new home and tries to return to his old one. ...more
As you are wrapping up your annual holiday shopping spree for your family and friends, you might be wondering what to get for another important figure in your life—your pet.
But while your human loved ones are able to tell you exactly which gifts they desire (maybe sometimes too often), your pets’ meows and barks might not provide much shopping guidance. ...more
Have you ever noticed those around you—both human and animal—acting strangely during a full moon? Is there any real correlation between the full moon and changes in behavior in people and pets? For centuries, people have used a full moon to explain odd behavior. It’s said that dogs howl, and cats yowl, more during a full moon. And many medical professionals think they’ve noticed an increase in emergency or strange cases during nights with full moons. ...more
Taking care of a disabled pet can be a demanding 24/7 experience, but more pet owners than ever before are volunteering for the job so their beloved dogs and cats can live longer. Respite care for these dedicated individuals is essential; however, finding the right person to provide this service forces most pet owners to think out of the box. ...more
Giving your pet the medication he needs at home can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to ease the pain of pilling your pet.
“Sasha doesn’t like pills, but she loves treats.” Get sneaky and hide the pill in a treat! Mix it into peanut butter or yogurt, stick it in cheese or bread, or wrap it in a small piece of deli meat. ...more