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
12
2015
Did you know that parsley is a key ingredient in homemade dog treats to combat bad breath? A zesty way to add some spice to your dog’s diet is to make homemade biscuits as a healthy and affordable alternative to store-bought treats. Apart from learning about interesting ingredients that boost wellness, there are other wonderful advantages, too. ...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
12
2014
Have you been planning that Mediterranean getaway but cannot bear the thought of leaving your beloved pet behind? Most veterinarians agree your pet would be safest being boarded in a qualified boarding facility, rather than traveling the world with you, but sometimes international travel with our pets is something we can’t avoid. Although it may take many seemingly daunting steps to ensure entry into a foreign country, international travel with your pet is completely feasible, provided you take the time to properly research all that needs to be done before you leave home. Traveling this way requires ample advance planning, so be sure you do not wait until the last minute to begin the necessary steps. ...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
13
2014
We all know what a stressful experience moving can be. But it’s also stressful—and even potentially dangerous—for our cats. Many cats end up in shelters when a family moves because they become frightened by people carrying furniture, so they run out an open door and hide. Sometimes, the family can’t then find the cat and moves away without him. Other times, a cat escapes his new home and tries to return to his old one. ...more
Nov
11
2014
As you are wrapping up your annual holiday shopping spree for your family and friends, you might be wondering what to get for another important figure in your life—your pet.

But while your human loved ones are able to tell you exactly which gifts they desire (maybe sometimes too often), your pets’ meows and barks might not provide much shopping guidance. ...more

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