August 15th is Check the Chip Day (for Pets!)

August 15th is Check the Chip Day (for Pets!)

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. “Check the Chip Day” was created by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association with support from HomeAgain to encourage pet owners… Read more »

Litter Box 101 for Cats

Litter Box 101 for Cats

Here are some tips for setting up that all-important litter box and making it the place your cat wants to go. Provide a type of litter that your cat loves Provide a type of litter that your cat loves, preferably unscented. There are many litter choices, but most cats prefer clumping clay litter. To figure… Read more »

6 Common Cat Myths Busted

6 Common Cat Myths Busted

Cats make a great family pet, but it’s not always easy to figure out what they’re feeling or things. Because of this, there are a lot of stereotypes, misconceptions, or myths worth busting. Here are six of some of the most common “cat myths” to know. Cats land on all fours Unfortunately, cats may get… Read more »

Enriching Indoor Environments for Cats

Enriching Indoor Environments for Cats

It’s generally good news that more and more cats are being kept indoors. But while day-to-day life indoors is far more predictable and safe than living outside, indoor life can become monotonous. The lack of stimulation can result in boredom and even anxiety and illness (such as idiopathic cystitis, a painful disease and a major… Read more »

Cat Adoption Checklist (from American Humane)

Cat Adoption Checklist (from American Humane)

Thinking of adopting a cat? First, check out these helpful tips, gathered by American Humane. If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Two cats can provide this for each other. Plus they’ll provide more benefits to you. Cats’ purring has been shown to… Read more »

What’s the Risk of Heartworm in my Dog?

What’s the Risk of Heartworm in my Dog?

In any discussion about keeping dogs healthy, one of the first topics to be raised will usually be heartworm. Around 250,000 dogs per year are diagnosed with heartworm, which puts your dog’s chances of getting this disease at about 1 in 200 (roughly the same as a person’s probability of getting diagnosed with cancer in… Read more »