If you’ve raised a puppy or kitten, you know they’re a lot of work. Well worth it, but nevertheless hard! Taking care of a senior pet can be just as challenging, and for totally different reasons. In order to make their lives as comfortable as possible in their later years, you do have to make some adjustments to how you handle their care. After all, older animals have unique dietary, physical, and health care needs.
If you’re a cat owner, you’re probably intimately familiar with his litterbox habits. After all, you’re the one cleaning it out, so you get a good idea of how-much-of-what your cat is doing every day. While cleaning up… Continue Reading
When you became a dog or cat owner, I bet you never thought he or she would come with a whole community of other bugs as part of the package. Fortunately, I’m not talking about fleas, ticks, or… Continue Reading
Nothing puts a damper on good times quite like having to rush your dog or cat to the vet or hospital due to a holiday-related mishap. Here are some common holiday dangers for pets to keep in mind, so you can plan and decorate accordingly—and celebrate with a little less stress and worry.
Dietary supplements – I’m happy to report – are increasingly becoming part of most Americans’ daily regimens. In fact, 77% of adults in the US take at least one vitamin or supplement every day.1 Omega-3 fatty acids (usually… Continue Reading
Wouldn’t it be nice if dogs could speak “people language?” Our doggie friends seem to understand a few words of what we’re saying, and respond in kind with wagging tails, stares, barks, grunts, whines, and even growls. Over… Continue Reading
By Guest Author Tasha Williams There is no denying that a dog can have a positive impact when a person is dealing with a medical condition. However, a pup’s company isn’t just for when you need an emotional… Continue Reading
If you take vitamins and nutritional supplements to support your health, you’ve probably wondered if vitamins may be good for your dog or cat, too. After all, our pets face some of the same issues of aging that… Continue Reading
When I was young, my parents and dentist repeatedly drilled into my head the importance of caring for my teeth and gums. Years later, I can honestly say I’m grateful for those constant reminders – and not just… Continue Reading
We are what we eat… As a doctor, I’ve said it countless times, and for good reason. The quality of food we eat on a daily basis plays a huge role in our health. Why should it be… Continue Reading