Adding a New Puppy to Your Family

  • Tips New Snake Owners Will Want To Follow

    27 March 2017

    A pet snake can be a popular choice for reptile lovers. However, it is a reality that snakes will have special needs that must be met to keep them happy. Meeting these requirements may require you to follow some basic tips and pieces of information so that you avoid potentially serious oversights. Understand The Benefit Of Handling Your Pet Snake People that own pet snakes may be surprised to learn that it is important for them to handle the reptile on a regular basis.

  • Four Things To Buy For Your New Dog

    20 March 2017

    Bringing home a new dog can be an exciting event for your family, but your pet will need a few things to help get settled in his or her new home. Use this guide to help prepare for the arrival of your dog and give him or her a warm, welcoming place to live. Engraved Dog ID Tags When you take your dog to his or her first vet appointment, you may get a tag showing that the pet has received certain vaccinations.

  • Tips For Helping Your Dog Recover From Abdominal Surgery

    11 March 2017

    If your dog was hit by a car and had to have emergency abdominal surgery, then it is important that you know how to care for him when he gets home. You will likely be surprised how fast your dog can heal from major surgery, but proper care during their first few days at home is vital to prevent post-surgical complications. To keep your dog on the path to recovery, follow these time-tested tips:

  • How Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Your Cat's Pain

    1 March 2017

    If your cat is experiencing a chronic pain problem like arthritis, you may be seeking ways to help your kitty find some relief. While there are medications that can be prescribed that will help to ease your cat's pain, many pet parents don't feel comfortable having their cat take them. If you're among them, you're right: painkillers aren't a cure-all for cats. Read on to learn why painkillers can be a problem for cats and what solution works better.

  • It's That Time Of Year To Protect Your Pet Against Heartworm

    1 March 2017

    Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease in dogs, cats, ferrets, and other species, including wolves, foxes, coyotes, and even humans. Heartworms are 12-inch long worms that can live in the blood vessels of the affected, as well as in the heart and lungs. This can result in heart failure and lung disease without early intervention. Some ways to help protect your pet against heartworm include: Medication. Your vet will be able to prescribe heartworm medication that will kill the parasitic heartworm while it is still in the larvae stage, before they grown into full-size worms.

  • Reducing Your Cat's Stress Levels During Boarding

    9 January 2017

    Owning a cat can be a great way to enjoy the companionship and love offered by a pet. Unfortunately, cat ownership can present a unique challenge for those that enjoy traveling on a regular basis. If you need to board your cat in a cattery while you are away from home in order to ensure that he or she receives the proper level of care, it's important that you take the necessary steps to help reduce your cat's stress levels during these boarding stays.

  • Help Kitty Come Home: Your Proactive Checklist For Finding Your Lost Outdoor Cat

    8 August 2016

    If you allow your pet outdoor freedom, there's a greater risk it may become lost. A free-roaming cat may be chased by animals or humans, become trapped inside a structure, or become unwittingly transported to another location by hopping aboard a moving vehicle. If your feline friend has gone missing, you need to implement a smart strategy to bring him or her back home again. The following tips may help bring about results:

  • Treating Your Dog's Arthritis The Holistic Way

    11 December 2015

    While arthritis is often associated with elderly humans, it's a major issue for dogs as well. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 million dogs currently suffer from some sort of joint pain in the U.S. and Canada alone. Unfortunately, just as it is with humans, arthritis in dogs is often difficult to manage and can be extremely painful.  The good news is that you can manage your dog's arthritis and help preserve their quality of life without the use of expensive prescriptions.

  • Summer Is Heartworm Season: Different Ways To Protect Your Pet

    29 July 2015

    As the summer months roll around, the potential for your pet to contract heartworms greatly increases. Humid weather conditions and high temperatures are the perfect breeding grounds for heartworms. Heartworms can also easily make their home in foods that are left outside, especially during the warm months, and many pets, being as attracted to garbage as they are, tend to consume dishes that are laden with heartworms. Luckily, there is a myriad of different ways to protect your pet from the deadly parasite known as the heartworm.

  • 3 Ways To Prepare Your Dog For Pet Boarding

    3 June 2015

    Whether you're preparing to leave town for a business conference, personal vacation, or another pressing matter, one issue always seems to find its way to the front of your mind: your dog's well-being. Instead of leaving the health and happiness of your furry friend to a trusted neighbor, you've decided to book your dog a stay at a local pet boarding center. Here's how to ensure your dog will remain comfortable even while away from familiar people and environments.