How to Slow Down a Cat Who is Eating Too Fast

By Dr. Sandra Mitchell | Article Featured on PetMD

Just about every cat owner has experienced excited meowing, the rubbing against your legs and the pleading stare—let’s face it, cats have a way of getting what they want! Unfortunately, sometimes when they get that worked up for a meal or treat, moments later, we’ll . . . → Read More: How to Slow Down a Cat Who is Eating Too Fast

Dog Health Issues: Do Mixed Breed Dogs Have an Advantage Over Purebred Dogs?

By Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Have you heard the claim that purebred dogs have more health problems than mixed breed dogs? Is it true, or is it just a myth?

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Clear the Shelters Campaign Helps Shelter Pets Find Forever Homes

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.

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10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters Debunked

By Jaime Lynn Smith | Featured on PetMD

Animal shelters are a huge asset to the communities they serve as well as surrounding residents – and, of course, to the animals. Unfortunately, their purpose and contribution to society are often misunderstood. Here, we explore some prevalent myths about animal shelters and the precious pets . . . → Read More: 10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters Debunked

The Newest Exhibit at the Oregon Zoo Includes a Catio With Adoptable Cats

Article Found on PetMD | By Kendall Curley

The Oregon Zoo has opened a new exhibit that’s unlike anything most zoo-goers have seen before. It highlights some really amazing felines, but not the big cats most people are expecting.

Their newest exhibit is called the “Family Farm Catio.” It will feature adoptable cats of . . . → Read More: The Newest Exhibit at the Oregon Zoo Includes a Catio With Adoptable Cats

Can Getting A Dog Actually Ease Symptoms Of Depression? A Psychotherapist Weighs In

Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

If while dealing with a bout of stress, anxiety, or depression you’ve ever thought getting a furry friend would help manage negative thoughts and feelings, there’s a lot of truth to that. According to a wide body of research on happiness and stress, getting a pet—particularly . . . → Read More: Can Getting A Dog Actually Ease Symptoms Of Depression? A Psychotherapist Weighs In

Outbreak of Pet Store Puppy-Related Infection Reported in 12 States

Article by Aly Semigran | Found on PetMD

Yet another reason to be extremely wary of adopting a puppy from a pet store: over the past year, there has been an outbreak of Campylobacteriosis (an infectious disease caused by the Campylobacter bacteria) in 12 states, stemming from Petland store locations.

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Dog vs. Cat: Are They Really Rivals?

Article by Regina Boyle Wheeler | Found on Everyday Health

If you’re having doubts about adding a cat to your “dog house” or introducing a canine to your feline-friendly home, rest assured: Dogs and cats can live together in peace. The trick? Create a structured and healthy pet environment to smooth the transition.

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What Is Shaking Puppy Syndrome?

By Katy Nelson, DVM | PetMDArticle Featured on

Many things can cause your puppy to shiver or tremble. It could be excitement that you’re home, or it could be from ingesting a toxin. But what if it is due to something that your puppy was born with? Is treatment possible, and will he recover?

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Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy

Article by Dr. Marty Becker DVM | Article Found on VetStreet

You want to know the first two thoughts of a new puppy owner? I got a new puppy!

Now what do I do?

Congratulations! You’ve just entered the Twilight Zone. In a good way, of course. For the next 10 or more years, . . . → Read More: Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy