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cat claws

Does your cat scratch you?

We recently adopted an adult cat from a shelter and he has started to scratch at our hands. How do we teach him this...
mutts

MUTTS Comics: A Message of Compassion

If you've ever read the cartoon section of a major newspaper, you've surely come across the antics of Earl and Mooch. This dog and...
Hidden dangers for pets: hunting, trapping and baiting

Hidden dangers for pets: hunting, trapping and baiting

Hunting, trapping and baiting pose a serious risk to outdoor cats and dogs on walks. Here's how to ensure your animal companions stay safe. We...

Cat cafés improve adoption rates

The Goathouse Refuge, home to over 200 wonderful cats and kittens who are “looking for love” in forever homes, holds regular cat cafés to...

Tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving

Keep your pets safe and healthy this Thanksgiving with a few helpful tips! Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet, offers...
positive training

Taking a stand for positive training

We firmly believe that animals do not need fear-motivated training in order to overcome behaviors. Sure, an animal (or person, for that matter) will...
Dog attacks — "killer dog" or "traumatized victim"?

Dog attacks — “killer dog” or “traumatized victim”?

Dog attacks teach us a lot about the accountability and responsibility of pet parents. These incidents are always tragic, but they're not always the...
Are coyotes a threat to your dog?

Are coyotes a threat to your dog?

Many people worry that their dog might be attacked by a coyote. But the truth is, coyotes rarely attack dogs unless they feel threatened. It...
Why cats can't thrive on kibble

Why cats can’t thrive on kibble

Can cats thrive on a diet of kibble alone? The answer is no... and here's why. I got my first black cat in my early...
Treating arthritis – tips from a holistic vet

Treating arthritis – tips from a holistic vet

Holistic veterinary medicine can be effective in treating arthritis in dogs and cats. Here’s a few tips on promoting his joint health through diet...
Beth Ostrosky Stern: Animal Adoption Advocate

Meet the Animal Wellness cover dog, Bruno!

Meet Bruno — the furry cover star whose handsome face adorned the cover of Animal Wellness Magazine in the fall of 2013.  In August 2011,...
Meet TuggerTails!

Meet TuggerTails!

Meet TuggerTails — a canine actor, TV star, model and therapy dog who travels throughout the United States! Life is pretty good for TuggerTails. It...
Creative grooming: toxic or trendy?

Creative grooming: toxic or trendy?

What is creative grooming, and is it safe for our animal companions? The answer is yes — as long as natural products are used. As...
Be a leader through positive dog training

Be a leader through positive dog training

Training your dog? Here's how to establish yourself as a positive leader! In my experience as a dog trainer, many of the people I work...
Raw meat diets for pets — thoughts from an expert

Raw meat diets for pets — thoughts from an expert

Hesitant about feeding your pet a raw diet? Here’s what an expert has to say on the matter. I graduated from veterinary school in 1980...

The importance of phytonutrients

By Lucy Postins There’s more than a visual difference between the brown food pellets many pets eat, and...
Saving lives with holistic veterinary care

Saving lives with holistic veterinary care

The world of integrative and holistic veterinary care is rapidly growing, and Animal Wellness is thrilled to be a part of it! There’s nothing like...
Would your dog be a good therapy dog?

Would your dog be a good therapy dog?

Believe it or not, your dog might have the potential to be a therapy dog! Here's a few "qualifications" he has to have to...
Introducing your new dog to your current one

Introducing your new dog to your current one

Introducing your new dog to your current one can be tricky — especially if your dog has never lived with another pet. Here's some...