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 »

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 seven 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 »