How Can I Get My Pet More Exercise?

If a pet is overweight and reluctant to exercise, it is often a continuous battle to stop weight gain. Taking your dog for a walk or having playtime is great exercise. Cat play toys, that they can chase, will provide some aerobic exercise to help burn calories. Helping the overweight pet is not just about … Read more

How to Choose an Animal Hospital

Whether you have a horse or a large dog, a rabbit or a reptile, if you are the owner of animal, you undoubtedly treat her like a part of your family. You wouldn’t trust your human loved ones with an unqualified or inexperienced doctor, and as a responsible and loving owner, finding an animal hospital … Read more

Tips for Treating Hairballs in Cats

If you are a parent to an adorable feline, chances are your cat gets hairballs from time to time. Hairballs are a relatively common problem that affects the majority of cats at some point during their lifetime. Although cartoons have long portrayed them in a comedic fashion, left untreated hairballs can compromise your cat’s health. … Read more

What are Common Veterinary Emergencies for Pets?

Accidents and emergencies often occur when you least expect them. Fortunately, most veterinarians are well experienced in dealing with the unexpected and see a wide variety of time-sensitive and life-critical situations affecting domestic animals in the United States every day. Nevertheless, there are some types of veterinary emergencies that are more regularly seen than others. … Read more

Is Microchipping Safe for Dogs?

As responsible and loving owners, we want to do everything we can to ensure that our pets remain as safe as possible in our care. Veterinarians, animal shelters and dog wardens all agree that one of the best ways to do this is by microchipping our animals, including our canine companions. Pet microchipping is increasing … Read more

How to Care for Dogs After Spaying Surgery

Spaying should be a priority for the owner of any female dog. Not only will this important procedure help prevent your pet from becoming unintentionally pregnant, it can also reduce the likelihood that she will suffer from certain health problems and undesirable behaviors that are caused by coming into heat. Spaying is considered to be … Read more