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 »

What Vaccines Should I Get For My Dog?

What Vaccines Should I Get For My Dog?

When you bring home a lovable pooch, you are probably aware of the fact that you’ll need to provide food, shelter, toys, and plenty of love.  Most people also know that dogs will need to be spayed or neutered (if they’re not already), that they’ll need to visit the veterinarian for regular checkups, and that… Read more »

What Should I Do if My Dog is Vomiting?

What Should I Do if My Dog is Vomiting?

Most pet parents take their responsibilities very seriously when they adopt a cat or dog from their local animal shelter.  They understand that pets are totally reliant on their people for health and happiness, which is why they’re willing to purchase the best food and the safest toys, as well as spend plenty of time… Read more »

National Pet Week®: Seven days to a happier, healthier pet

National Pet Week®: Seven days to a happier, healthier pet

National Pet Week® is May 6-12, 2018. To celebrate, here are Sever days to a happier, healthier pet (courtesy of petweek.org). Everyone loves their pets but not everyone is aware of what their pet needs from them to keep them happy and healthy long into their pet’s senior years. Leading veterinary experts in animal health, welfare, and behavior… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Disease Management in Cats

Helpful Tips for Disease Management in Cats

As with middle-aged and older people, a range of illnesses can occur as your cat ages. Being alert to changes in your cat’s behavior and habits and seeking veterinary care will help ensure early detection and timely treatment. Here are some of the common diseases affecting older cats and signs to watch for. CHRONIC KIDNEY… Read more »

Proper Dental Care for Cats

Proper Dental Care for Cats

It is important to maintain your cat’s oral hygiene to help ensure continued health. Neglected teeth and gums can result in severe mouth pain and even lead to infection in other organs. Here are some tips to help keep your cat “smiling”: Inspect your cat’s mouth regularly for tartar or any changes in gum appearance…. Read more »