Entries by Erin Kistner

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Crate Training For Puppies

From PetMD When making the first introduction, it is best done in steps. The last thing you want to do is frighten your puppy to the point that he is reluctant or unwilling to get into his grate. Ideally, you want your puppy to get into the crate at your command. But why?


10 Ways To Help Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors

from the Humane Society 10 Tips to Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors Although many cats enjoy being outside, it’s a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy.


July 4th Safety Tips from the AMVA

source:https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/july-4-safety Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away; holiday foods can be unhealthy; summer heat and travel can be dangerous; and […]

Why Is My Dog Not Drinking Water?

Jennifer Grota, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD Water is essential to life. It has even been called the most important nutrient with regards to survival. It’s very important for your dog to drink enough water to stay hydrated and healthy. What if your dog is not drinking enough water? Here’s how to calculate how much water your […]


Are Cats Protective of Their Humans?

Published by Christine O’Brien | Article Featured on Hills Pet Dogs are known for being fiercely devoted to their pet parents, but is there such thing as a protective cat? Learn whether your kitty feels protective of you and how they might let you know it.

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Common Causes of Chronic Vomiting in Cats

Article Featured on HealthyPets.com Sadly, persistent vomiting in feline family members is so commonplace these days that many pet parents and even some veterinarians believe it’s somehow “normal.” However, the reality is that chronic vomiting is a sign something’s wrong. It’s worth noting that big cats in the wild don’t routinely vomit. In addition, frequent […]

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Pet Cancer Awareness

Dr. David Hunley, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) – Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care | Article Featured on Whahzoo Cancer in dogs and cats About 1 in every 4 dogs and cats will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and the incidence of cancer-development increases with age (there is a higher risk in dogs […]