10 Signs Your Cat is Having a Veterinary Emergency
Knowing how to distinguish true, time-dependent emergencies from milder illnesses and injuries is very important to ensure that your cat gets the care they need.
At-Home Dental Care for Pets
Whether you have a new puppy or an older pet who has just had a dental procedure, learning how to prevent plaque and tartar build-up with home dental care is the best way to prevent dental problems from occurring.
Curiosity, nine lives, and a dislike of water – three things most people associate with cats – but are they true? Do cats hate water? And if so, how do you bathe a cat?
Cat Dental Health: A Comprehensive Guide
Cats can develop quite severe dental problems without ever giving any clues that they are suffering. As responsible cat owners, we must care for our cats’ mouths just as we care for the rest of them.
Cat Scratching Behavior
As frustrating as it can be, cat scratching is a completely natural behavior. There are many reasons that cats scratch around the home, but being naughty or spiteful is not one of them!
Choosing a Good Cat Food
Nutrition is important for the health and wellbeing of your cat. With countless options available, choosing high-quality cat food can be overwhelming. Find out how to look past the marketing techniques and get the information you need to select the right diet for your cat.
Cleaning Stains and Odors
Tips on cleaning pet stains and preventing future ones.
Cognitive Decline in Pets
Like in humans, one of the organs that can start to decline during older age is the brain. So, what is cognitive decline? How do you spot the signs of cognitive decline in your pet? And if your cat or dog is affected, what can you do to help?
Common Signs of a Food Allergy in Pets
A food allergy happens when the body inappropriately reacts to food as if it were a threat. Diagnosing and treating a food allergy can be a complex process.
Cystotomy is surgery performed to enter the bladder. Most commonly, pets undergo a cystotomy to remove bladder stones.
Everything You Need to Know About Microchips
A microchip is a small radio frequency identification device (RFID) roughly the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under your pet's skin, where it will remain for the duration of their life.
Exploratory Laparotomy Surgery
Exploratory surgery is performed to examine the organs within the abdomen. It is most commonly done to remove foreign materials from the stomach or intestines.
Finding a Pet-Friendly Rental
There are many online resources that assist in finding nearby pet-friendly rentals.
Flea and Tick Education
Dogs and cats share the same fleas, and fleas can travel from one pet to another. Ticks are everywhere, and the diseases they carry can pose serious risks to your pet. Thus, it is critical to protect all of your pets from fleas and ticks with high-quality prevention products.
How to Switch Your Pet’s Food
While there are many reasons for a diet change, there are a few basic rules to make the process as easy and painless as possible.
Litter Box Issues
Cats tend to have surface and location preferences for where, and on what, they like to eliminate. Most cats prefer a loose, sandy substance, which is why they will use a litter box.
Perineal Urethrostomy in Cats
Perineal urethrostomy is performed to prevent a urethral blockage so that your cat can pass urine and avoid the life-threatening emergency of urethral obstruction.
Pet Eye Removal Surgery (Enucleation)
Enucleation is a surgery performed to remove a pet’s eye(s). After recovering from surgery, pets may feel more comfortable and happy.
Positive reinforcement is the presentation of something pleasant or rewarding immediately following a behavior. It makes that behavior more likely to occur in the future, and is one of the most powerful tools for shaping or changing your pet’s behavior.