How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

Article By Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

A couple of weeks ago in response to my post about the new AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) labeling requirement to include calorie counts on all pet foods, Tom Collins asked for “guidelines for recommended daily calorie intake for various pets, age groups, . . . → Read More: How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks

Article Featured on Oregon Humane Society

Fireworks can drive pets, especially dogs, into a state of panic. Every year, animal shelters have their hands full dealing with pets who bolted from their homes because they were terrified of fireworks. Sadly, many pets are never reunited with their owners. OHS suggests that pet owners take . . . → Read More: Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks

The Dangers of Black Market Pet Meds

Article by Nicol Pajer | Found on PetMD

Lately, there has been an uptick in the number of sellers peddling pet medication online and through social media channels without a license or credentials to do so. The allure of these black-market medications is that they are cheaper and more convenient to obtain, as these . . . → Read More: The Dangers of Black Market Pet Meds

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

By Sid Nair

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Pet owners have a responsibility to keep their animals safe, ensuring they are always protected from physical harm. Unfortunately, some dogs are more rambunctious than others, making the job of being a good pet parent harder. GPS devices make it easier to keep track of a . . . → Read More: Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Can Cats Get Concussions?

Article by Maura McAndrew | Found on PetMD

We’ve all heard the sayings that cats have “nine lives” and they “always land on their feet.” These old adages reflect our perception of cats as incredibly resilient creatures. They are graceful, careful, and they know how to take care of themselves. Right? But as cat . . . → Read More: Can Cats Get Concussions?

7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

Article by Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Although our faithful canine companions are equipped with a warm fur coat and tough paw pads they’re still vulnerable when the cold weather chill sets in.

Dr. Kelly Ryan, director of veterinary services at Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, says most dogs can tolerate colder temperatures . . . → Read More: 7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

Mothball Toxicity in Pets: What You Need to Know

Article by Jennifer Coates, DVM | Found on PetMD

The incidence of mothball poisoning in pets is quite low — 158 cases were reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) between 2002 and 2004. But that becomes irrelevant when it’s your pet who has become sick.

According to the APCC, most of . . . → Read More: Mothball Toxicity in Pets: What You Need to Know

Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Near the Water

Article by Hedy Phillips | Found on Popsugar.com

Despite the assumption that any dog can jump in the water and swim, many dogs actually can’t, and according to DogVacay, thousands of dogs drown every year. We’ve come up with a list of tips and things to keep in mind next time you and your . . . → Read More: Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Near the Water

Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Some of us take the phrase, “dog days of summer” quite literally— we want to go everywhere accompanied by our beloved dogs! While this can be great, know that the heat of summer has the potential to be hazardous to your dog’s health. . . . → Read More: Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Shear Madness — Summer Grooming and Sun Safety for Dogs

Article By David F. Kramer | Found on Pet MD

Summer is finally here. Time for swimming, vacations, barbecues, day trips, and, perhaps best of all, lazy days spent in the sun doing practically nothing but turning over every hour or so to keep your tan even.

For pet parents, it’s even more fun . . . → Read More: Shear Madness — Summer Grooming and Sun Safety for Dogs