First, the bad news: Lots of pets end up at a vet’s office between Halloween and New Year’s Day with holiday-related injuries and illnesses, including a few caused by stress. Now, the good news: You can prevent most, if not all, of these problems with a little planning and some old fashioned common sense. Here [...]
Few pet food ingredients are more important than protein. But it’s also one of the more difficult ingredients to judge on a pet food label. Here’s what you need to know when evaluating the protein in your pet’s food. What Role Does Protein Play? Dietary protein is crucial to sustain daily life functions. After a [...]
Whether your pet is in tip-top shape, carrying an extra pound or two, or outright overweight, you may consider switching from high-fat, high-calorie pet treats to something healthier — and inexpensive. If your pet is already eating a quality commercial diet designed for her breed, age and stage of life, the addition of Fruit-Veggie-Treats [...]
If you notice your dog starting to scratch more, or perhaps lick or chew his skin, talk with your veterinarian about fall allergies. Autumn brings many delights: colorful leaves, pumpkin-spiced everything, a reprieve from the heat of summer. For pets with allergies, however, a change in season can also mean the onset of uncomfortable itching [...]
Your New Pet: When It’s Not Love at First Sight Some people pick a pet because they’ve fallen head over heels in love. Others aren’t so sure at the start. If it’s not love at first sight, is that a bad sign of things to come? Does it mean you’ve picked the wrong pet? [...]
A scratching dog shares his misery with everyone. There is no escaping the jingling of his tags as he scratches or the foul smell of infected skin. Between painful pet and owner irritation, there are few things more uncomfortable for both dog and human. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure. Why Dogs Scratch The [...]
Don’t let their size fool you: Internal parasites may be puny, but these tiny creatures can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common internal pet parasites include heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms and whipworms), and protozoan (single-celled) parasites like coccidia and Giardia. Left untreated, some of these parasites can cause life-threatening illnesses. [...]
This is our newest client–Finn! What a Big Boy–he thinks he is a lap dog!!!