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xylitol

Dog dies from gum containing Xylitol

It may look harmless, but Xylitol, most commonly found in sugarless chewing gum, is one of the top toxins for dogs. Xylitol is a...
making a muzzle for your dog

3 simple steps to creating a makeshift muzzle

Knowing how to create a simple muzzle for a dog can be a very useful skill if you ever run into an emergency with your...
reasons to walk with your dog

5 wonderful reasons to walk with your pet

Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Walking you...
Tips to correct bad behaviors.

How to solve your dog’s annoying behaviors

Here are four simple ways you can address your dog's annoying behaviors. No matter how much we adore our pups, we sometimes get a bit frustrated...
police dog

Police dog comforts child in sexual assault trial

Children have an exceptionally difficult time testifying in court, but the presence of a therapy dog can provide them with the support they need...
Protecting animal victims of domestic violence

Protecting animal victims of domestic violence

Did you know that more than 40% of Canadian and American women will not leave an abusive situation if they have to leave their...
Bark for Life

Enjoy Bark for Life with your canine companion!

One of the best things about our animal companions is the comfort and joy they bring to our daily lives. Their unconditional love is...

Actor Luke Barnett gets in touch with his inner meow!

Luke Barnett may be a funny guy, but for everyone who knows him, the real comedians and actors in his household are his feline...
Protecting your pet from a house fire

Keep your pet safe from a house fire

Did you know that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year? Here's...
App for lost pets

App for lost pets

ASPCA’s first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets. You may think that it could never happen...
Chase no face

Chase No Face: The road to recovery is filled with love

Often times, people see injured cats and dogs and automatically think nothing can be done for them. This could have been the case with...
Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project is a three year old mission of the non-profit ARME, and is named for the gentle breed almost universally used by...
breed specific legislation loyal

Ending Breed Specific Legislation

In a time where LGBT rights, bullying and other human issues are front and center, making headlines is an animal issue that the world...
3 ways to help your scaredy-cat!

3 ways to help your scaredy-cat!

Does your kitty spend most of her time hiding in closets, under or behind couches, or in the most quiet, unused parts of the...
How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Does your dog freak out every time you leave the house? Here's how to deal with his separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs is a...
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...