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Decoding pet food marketing jargon

Decoding pet food marketing jargon

A look at some common marketing terms used on pet food labels and what they mean! Along with attractive graphics, pet food labels usually employ...
“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

Finding answers to some simple questions can make product selection much easier. Supplements can play a key role in helping your dog or cat live...
How a raw diet can prevent FLUTD in your cat

How a raw diet can prevent FLUTD in your cat

Lower urinary tract disease is one of the most common conditions affecting felines. Ridding your cat of FLUTD may be as simple as switching...
Working from home with pets

Working from home with pets

Over a year into the pandemic, more people are working from home than ever before. Maintaining your productivity while managing your dog or cat’s...
Healthier harnesses are a cut above

Healthier harnesses are a cut above

Check out these practical “works of art” and other accessories from Puccissimé Pet Couture. A few weeks into puppy class, Alix McNeill’s trainer recommended she...
Earth-friendly pet waste disposal

Earth-friendly pet waste disposal

What goes in, must come out…and that means finding safe, earth-friendly ways to dispose of pet waste. Here are some options.  The cost of...
Tackling your dog or cat’s skin problems with nutrition and supplements

Tackling your dog or cat’s skin problems with nutrition and supplements

Resolving allergies and other skin problems in your dog or cat involves much more than just stopping the itch. It also means getting to...
What is feline hyperesthesia?

What is feline hyperesthesia?

Also called rippling skin syndrome, feline hyperesthesia is an unusual condition that affects cats. If you have a cat at home, you’re sharing your...
Why is my dog or cat losing his hair?

Why is my dog or cat losing his hair?

Hair loss in dogs and cats has many potential causes. Getting a definitive diagnosis from your veterinarian is the first step to solving the...
The buzz about honey and propolis

The buzz about honey and propolis

Can honey and bee propolis help your dog or cat? Let's take a look! Honey is a very special healer, both inside and out. The...
When your dog or cat loses her appetite

10 reasons why dogs and cats lose their appetite

Inappetence can have many underlying causes, from physical to behavioral. Here are some common reasons your dog or cat may lose her appetite, along...
Understanding vaccinosis in dogs and cats

Understanding vaccinosis in dogs and cats

Defined as an adverse reaction to a shot, vaccinosis can affect dogs and cats in various ways, from mild to severe. Dogs and cats...
The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

Your dog or cat should see the veterinarian at least once a year for a check-up. Let’s take a look at what an annual...
What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

Pay attention to the condition of your dog or cat’s skin. As his largest and hardest-working organ, it can tell you a lot about...
5 ingredients in your kitchen that repel fleas and ticks

5 common ingredients to repel fleas and ticks

Help keep fleas and ticks off your dog and cat with these five common ingredients! It’s almost that time of year again…flea and tick season....
How Tui Na can help ease your cat’s arthritis

How Tui Na can help ease your cat’s arthritis

Tui Na, also known as acupressure-massage, is an effective way to alleviate the discomfort of arthritis in cats. Cats are tricksters. Their wild ancestors evolved...
Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Homeopathy for your animal’s dental issues

Discover how homeopathy can help treat dental issues in your canine or feline companion. The health of your dog or cat’s teeth and gums...
Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Discover how homeopathy can help treat dental problems in your canine or feline companion. The health of your dog or cat’s teeth and gums...
Pet theft

Pet theft

Pet theft is a serious problem and the pandemic has made it worse. Luckily, there’s lots you can do to protect your dog or...
How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet visits

How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet...

Seeing the veterinarian on a regular basis is a necessary part of being an animal parent. Recognizing and managing your dog or cat’s emotional...
Protect your dog or cat’s vision with checkups and antioxidant support

Protect your dog or cat’s vision with checkups and antioxidant support

Regular veterinary checkups and antioxidant supplements can help keep your pet's vision in check. As dogs and cats age, they may experience some of the...
How disinfectant and sanitizer use may be affecting our animals

How disinfectant and sanitizer use may be affecting our animals

During the pandemic, many of us have been spending a lot of extra time disinfecting and sanitizing our homes and hands to help protect...
Vaccinating your adult dog or cat: what you need to consider

Vaccinating your adult dog or cat: what you need to consider

Rather than having your adult dog or cat vaccinated every year, consider these important factors and make an informed decision that will optimize his...
Raw meat and bones – the answer to periodontal disease in dogs and cats?

Raw meat and bones – the answer to periodontal disease in dogs and cats?

A look at how nutrition impacts your dog or cat’s dental health, and why a diet that includes raw meat and bones may be...
Can cats get COVID-19?

Can cats get COVID-19?

It’s true that cats can contract COVID-19. Let’s look at how, and what you can do to protect your own feline companion. When I...
Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams have become very trendy in recent years… and with good reason! Take a look at what these devices do, why people love...
When you can’t pay your vet bills

When you can’t pay your vet bills

Combine the high cost of veterinary care with an unstable economy weakened by the pandemic, and it’s not surprising that a lot of people...
6 ways to calm a stressed cat

6 ways to calm a stressed cat

Some cats seem especially prone to getting stressed, and it can be challenging to find the cause. Cats get stressed much as we do....
10 most common medical conditions in dogs and cats

10 most common medical conditions in dogs and cats

From allergies to thyroid problems…take a look at the most common medical conditions veterinarians see in their dog and cat patients. When you take your...
How much exercise does your cat really need?

How much exercise does your cat need?

The idea that cats don’t need a lot of physical activity is a common misconception. Find out how much exercise your feline friend really...
A home health check for your dog or cat

A home health check for your dog or cat

Doing a regular head-to-tail health check on your dog or cat is a good way to keep on top of any changes in his...
How do a cat’s five senses compare to ours?

How do a cat’s five senses compare to ours?

If you suspect your cat’s senses are superior to a human’s, you’re right – for the most part. Let’s look at how his five...