As a dog owner, you learn to read your pet’s varied emotions. Of course, your favorite emotion is when you pet is happy and engaged with you and your family, but negative emotions like fear and stress are often less visible than excited tail-wagging.… Read More
While most dog owners know that feeding their pets scraps from their plate is not the best choice, many people still feed their dogs “people food” as a treat. Even though most human foods are not necessarily harmful to dogs, there are some seemingly innocent foods that are actually poisonous … Read More
You might envy your dog when he curls up in the sunny spot of the floor to catch an hour of sleep in the afternoon. But some pet owners become concerned that may be their dog might be sleeping too much. Dogs do sleep a lot more than humans do, … Read More
There’s a dental disease that’s sweeping the cat population and is widely under-treated: feline tooth resorption. This painful condition is thought to affect around 40 percent of adult cats, but because many owners simply don’t know how to recognize its symptoms, cats don’t always receive the prompt treatment they need. … Read More
A sleek, shiny, full coat is a sign of a healthy cat, so when your cat begins losing hair, there’s definitely cause for concern. Some causes of hair loss in cats are quite serious, while others are minor and easily managed. You and your vet should explore these potential explanations … Read More
Dogs are often quicker to warm up to people, while some cats may be more cautious about bonding with their owners. Your new cat might seem independent and aloof. But don’t worry—that doesn’t mean the cat isn’t friendly and affectionate.
These tips can help you develop a positive relationship with … Read More
As a beloved member of your family, your dog brings a lot of joy to your life. And like any human family member, your pup deserves to be well taken care of. You feed, exercise, and play with your dog daily, and you even spoil him or her with the … Read More
Some choices are easier than others. Selecting the most playful puppy of the litter? Easy. Allowing your family cat to crawl into bed with you? Easy. Saying goodbye to a cherished member of your family? Not easy.
Unfortunately, our beloved pets age. Sometimes they fall ill or suffer devastating injuries, … Read More
Having a sick pet can be worrisome for pet parents, but the situation is even worse when you don’t know the cause of the problem. The right diagnostic tools can help you and your veterinarian understand the problem more quickly and accurately, so your pet can receive the best possible … Read More