Pets

Nurturing Your Pet’s Microbiome

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

Avoid Holiday Dangers and Keep Pets Safe

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.

Understanding Dog Body Language

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

Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

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

Dogs and Chocolate: A Dangerous Combination

As any dog owner knows all too well, these furry companions just love getting their noses in (and mouths on) anything they can get a hold of. Fortunately, most of the food and other “stuff” (bugs…newspapers…very small socks)… Continue Reading