A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

By Jesse Grady / The Conversation | Featured on Popular Science

“Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our . . . → Read More: A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

By Ellie Mardell | Featured on Veterinary Experts

Cats with nasal discharge, “snuffly” breathing, snoring noises when asleep or awake, sneezing and sometimes gagging, are suffering from disease affecting the nose and/or throat. Signs that have been ongoing for more than 3 weeks are termed ‘chronic’, but many cats have problems for weeks to . . . → Read More: Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Article Featured on Vetstreet

There is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but we think most modern felines would disagree. All the kitty luxuries available today make the great outdoors just seem a little less… great. Whether munching on catnip, traversing indoor climbing systems or . . . → Read More: 9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Article Featured on ASPCA

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold . . . → Read More: Cold Weather Safety Tips

Pet Diabetes: Diagnosis and management of pet diabetes

Article Featured on Pete the Vet

If you notice signs that make you suspect diabetes in your pet (increased thirst, ravenous appetite yet weight loss) then you should take them to your vet for a consultation and check up.

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10 Cat Exercises Your Pet Will Enjoy

Article Featured on Everyday Health

A workout for cats? Veterinary experts say a little exercise will help your feline friend stay in shape. Enticing your dog to get active with a walk around the block or a game of fetch is a no-brainer and a fairly common pet health practice. But when it comes . . . → Read More: 10 Cat Exercises Your Pet Will Enjoy

Aggression Between Cats in Your Household

Article Featured on ASPCA

Do you have two cats in your home that just can’t seem to get along? There are various reasons why your kitties won’t play nice. Learn more about reasons behind feline aggression, and find out ways you can create peace between your cats.

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MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Article by Jon Hardy | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals . . . → Read More: MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Article Featured on Veterinary Expert | By Elise Robertson

‘Chronic kidney disease’ is a term used to refer to cats with kidney insufficiency or failure. ‘Chronic’ simply means long term. ‘Insufficiency’ or ‘failure’ means that the kidneys are no longer able to adequately perform their normal tasks. ‘Chronic kidney failure’ refers to the situation . . . → Read More: Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

How to Socialize Your Pet

By Marie Suszynski | Article Featured on Everyday Health

Is your pet shy or a social butterfly? Many experts say that they key to having a well-behaved dog or cat is socialization — here’s how to get started.

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