How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Original Article By PetMD

Can cats get along with dogs? The answer is simply yes, says Dr. Liz Bales, a Philadelphia veterinarian. As long as pet parents take their time and follow a few simple rules for introducing cats to dogs, there’s no reason why felines and canines can’t develop a harmonious relationship. Continue reading How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Bravo Packing Recalls Performance Dog Raw Pet Food

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Bravo Packing, Inc. Issues Recall of Their Perfomance Dog Raw Pet Food Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk to Humans and Animals Continue reading Bravo Packing Recalls Performance Dog Raw Pet Food

Why does the dog keep licking the deck?

Original Article By Joan Morris

Dogs find a lot of uses for their tongues, but when it comes to obsessive or repetitive floor looking, it could be a sign that something isn’t quite right.

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125 pets get a new leash on life in Oregon

Original Article By The Statesmen Journal

A mother terrier with her litter of five-day-old puppies and a deaf dog named Hazel were among the 108 dogs and 17 cats that arrived in Salem Saturday from high-kill shelters in Oklahoma and will soon be up for adoption. Continue reading 125 pets get a new leash on life in Oregon

11 Facts About Fleas

Original Article By Kate Hughes from PetMD

Most pet owners have some experience dealing with fleas. After all, fleas are indiscriminate parasites, happy enough to feed off of dogs and cats, ferrets and rabbits, and, of course, humans, when the need arises. While a lot people have encountered these nasty little parasites, they know very little about them. However, despite being quite troublesome for pet owners and their furry friends, fleas are actually interesting creatures. So read on to learn more about them. As you go, it’s natural to feel a little itchy—but try not to scratch! Continue reading 11 Facts About Fleas

8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Original Article By Paula Fitzsimmons

Think you know all there is to know about puppy and kitten nutrition? Are you aware that puppies and kittens are more sensitive to nutritional imbalances than adults, for example? Or that excess calcium intake can cause a puppy to develop orthopedic disease? Continue reading 8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Original Article By Elyse Wanshel

To many, Bruno may seem like he’s from Mars.

The adorably weird cat, who is up for adoption, is in need of a human who can cater to his particular brand of quirk, according to a cute Facebook post by Wright Way Rescue, a not-for-profit no-kill animal shelter in Morton Grove, Illinois.

He also sure knows how work the camera.

Bruno is a 7-year-old furball who is polydactyl, which means he has a few extra toes. He also has the kooky habit of standing on his hind legs, the shelter said on Facebook. Continue reading Just for fun: A fat cat that has quirky demands!

Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to animals: how to keep them safe

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Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

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If your dog is unlucky enough to be stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito, of course you’ll want to ease their itching and prevent your dog from having an allergic reaction. Since Benadryl is a go-to over-the-counter medicine for people, is it safe to give a dog Benadryl? The answer is yes, but you should first consult with your vet on the proper dog Benadryl dosage, and then you’ll need to make sure that there are no other active ingredients besides diphenhydramine. Do not give Benadryl to dogs with glaucoma, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. Benadryl can help dogs having allergic reactions to insect bites or stings and can help some dogs with motion sickness. Giving a dog Benadryl can also help with environmental allergies, but if your dog has allergies, talk to your veterinarian about prescription pet allergy medication that might help.  Continue reading Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

Clear the Shelters Campaign Helps Shelter Pets Find Forever Homes

Clear the Shelter

By Kendall Curley | Featured on PetMD

According to the ASPCA, around 6.5 million animals pass through the doors of US animal shelters every year. And while there are approximately 3.2 million shelter animals adopted each year, there is still a very large gap between the two numbers.

To help try to close that gap, an annual campaign called “Clear the Shelters” was launched in 2015. This campaign spreads awareness about pet adoption and encourages people to adopt shelter dogs and shelter cats.

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