Jan
20
2015

Keeping your pet bird safe

by Rhonda Sayle, RVT
Keeping your bird out of harm’s way takes careful planning and thought. Establishing house rules with your family members regarding your feathered friend is a key to reducing or eliminating dangers that may exist in your home. ...more
Jan
15
2015

Your pet's teeth: What you need to know

by Deanne Bonner, RVT, CVPM
Halitosis (bad breath): It’s a problem that many pet owners are all too familiar with. What some pet owners are unaware of, however, is that bad breath is often an indication that much more is going on within their pet’s mouth. ...more
Jan
6
2015
Strokes in dogs are less common than they are in people, but when one strikes the condition is equally as serious as a human stroke. There are three major forms of canine strokes, and it is important for pet owners to be aware of their causes and warning signs so they will know what to do if their dog has a stroke. ...more
Dec
18
2014
Are you running low on patience with a pet who is consistently displaying behavior problems? Thinking about relinquishing your pet to a shelter if you find one more mangled shoe or urine stain on your carpet? ...more
Dec
16
2014
A loving home goes a long way toward the health and well-being of cats and dogs. But it isn’t quite enough.

Check out our list of your pet’s top health care needs in 2015. ...more
Dec
9
2014

Panleukopenia

by Kate Spencer
For anyone who has lost a cat or a kitten to feline panleukopenia, they know how gut-wrenching and devastating the disease can be. Similar to parvovirus in puppies, feline panleukopenia is a fast-moving, highly contagious, and often deadly disease that can strike unvaccinated cats, especially kittens or senior cats. For me, a first-time foster of a mother cat and her seven kittens, I didn’t know how terrible the disease could be until it was too late. ...more
Dec
4
2014

Bird rescue best left to experts

by Maureen Blaney Flietner
You find a baby bird or one that is injured. You want to help. But what should you do? ...more
Nov
5
2014
Raw or processed diets for dogs or cats? The subject continues to be a bone of contention.

What are raw food diets?
Raw food diets for pets may consist of raw meat, organs, bones, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. They may be home-prepared or commercially available. Commercial raw food diets can be purchased fresh or frozen. Home-prepared raw diets are variable, depending on the education, availability of ingredients, time, and sanitary processes of the pet owner. ...more

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