Protect Your Dog (and Yourself) from Ticks

Over the past few months, ticks and tick-borne diseases have been all over the news. This year is supposed to be a very bad year for ticks as we had a very mild winter. Do your part to help keep your dogs safe. In protecting your dogs, you are also protecting yourself. Ticks are small arachnids, belonging to the same class as spiders, scorpions, and mites. Ticks are parasites that rely on blood from other animals for survival.

How to Prepare Your Dog for Surgery

If your dog requires surgery, you may be quite nervous. Your pooch is part of the family, and you want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. Whether it is as simple as getting them spayed or as complex as TPLO surgery, you want to do everything you can to set your dog up for success. Fortunately, with some education, there are certain simple steps you can take to help your furry friend be as comfortable as possible.

Understanding Respiratory Allergies in Your Cat or Dog: Tips for Pet Owners

The factors that affect your animal’s comfort and happiness are multitude. We commonly focus on how to enrich our animals’ lives by making sure they have stimulation and entertainment. We race home from work to make sure they are walked or fed before dark. We have cat sitters come over three times in a day so they won’t get lonely. We buy special treats to reward our dogs for shaking our hands.

The Importance of Regular Veterinary Visits

You’ve heard it many times – your pet should see a veterinarian at least once a year for a preventive health visit or an annual wellness exam. But what if you don’t think there’s anything wrong? Why is this necessary? Is it really necessary? You might not realize how important this regular physical check-up is to your pet’s health. The veterinarians commonly find signs of disease, and when found early, a lot can be done.