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(By Corinna Underwood) Losing pets as adults is as hard as losing them when we’re kids. No one can really explain where they’ve gone, and the sadness feels unconsolable. Why do our faithful, happy companions have to have so much shorter a life than ours? It’s...

(by Corinna Underwood) Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) refers to a series of abnormalities that commonly affect dogs with flat faces and short noses. Types of brachycephalic dogs include English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, Shih-Tzus, and Boston Terriers. BOAS occurs because these breeds have shortened skull...

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is extracted from the plant cannabis sativa.  There is a considerable body of research on how CBD can benefit human health, and many pet owners are becoming increasingly curious about whether CBD is safe for cats and dogs. Would...

( by Corinna Underwood ) Though we hate to think about it, animal abuse is rife throughout the United States. So much so that: one animal suffers abuse every 60 seconds 49 states have laws to provide felony penalties for animal torture on the first offense ...

( By Corinna Underwood ) Most veterinarians have basic training in animal nutrition and many more take the time to research during their career but there are times when you may need a pet nutritionist?   “[It] depends on the knowledge and comfort of the individual veterinarian. Most...

(By Corinna Underwood) Many pet owners, particularly those who are adopting their first dog or cat, wonder if it is cruel to spay and neuter? Getting your pet fixed is part of being a responsible pet owner and putting pet safety first. Not only does spaying and...

(by Emma Collins) From Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, the Winter season brings plenty of holiday celebrations to nurture the bond of pets and their people. But nothing can spoil these merry moments like an emergency visit to a veterinary clinic.  If you’re planning on including...

If you already own cats, you know that they can be temperamental. As territorial animals, by nature, they may have their guard up from the very start. So, of course, bringing home a new pet can be trying. Nothing can guarantee a 100% smooth transition,...

There is plenty to worry about this holiday season, between social distancing and your aunt’s new weird diet she’s recently adopted. So, we’ve decided to make Thanksgiving a little easier for you and your furry family and compile a list of Thanksgiving pet safety tips.   ...

American pet statistics 2020 reveal an ironic situation in the country’s pet community. Americans have adopted many types of pets into their families. And, while today’s pet owners love their adopted family, it seems that some pets are getting too much and others too little. How can...

In the United States, a huge number of healthy dogs and cats are euthanized every year, simply because they were not adopted. To be precise, around 670,000 shelter dogs and 860,000 shelter cats are put to sleep each year. Despite these figures, many people spend up to...

No one really knows for sure if going through heat is painful for a cat. However, pet owners are often concerned that their fur baby is feeling discomfort because of the signs they exhibit during a heat cycle. Here’s a rundown on what to expect when...

Are you looking for a daily dose of Doggy Deliciousness? Some Perfect Pups to brighten your day? Look no further than the 10 best dog-related Instagram accounts we’ve listed below- each with their own special shtick to make them stand out in a world of...

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55% of dogs and 59.5% of cats are obese or overweight. The distinction between the two terms is categorized by the current weight of your pet and what the average is for their size, age, and breed....

Pet insurance, like regular health insurance, has a multitude of both benefits and drawbacks.  Like any other insurance we have, it provides us with peace of mind knowing that should something happen to our pets, we have the coverage to take care of it. The problem...

Are you wondering if your dog or cat could catch the virus? What if they can be a carrier for it, without being sick? Can our pets be contagious, and can one pet catch it from another? Let’s take a look at what Dr. Jeff...