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Getting the right diagnosis for your pet

As in human medicine, health problems in dogs and cats are sometimes missed or diagnosed incorrectly. Arriving at a correct diagnosis involves good teamwork...

Popularity of pet wearables rises

Pet wearables are gaining popularity... and no wonder! These devices are helping pet parents track their companion's vitals, activity levels and location. The trend of...

Maple syrup is good for dogs!

It’s much more than just a topping for pancakes. Research shows that maple syrup offers many health benefits to people -- and their canine...

How is electro-pollution affecting your pet?

Electro-pollution from cell phones, power lines, microwaves and more is having an adverse impact on the health of our dogs and cats (and ourselves!)....

Additives and adjuvants in animal vaccines

Most vaccines for dogs and cats contain additional ingredients that can raise the risk of adverse reactions. Let’s look at what these ingredients are,...

Does your cat have hairballs?

You may think hairballs just come with the territory when you have a kitty. It’s true that most cats will throw up the occasional...

Is this the key to extending your dog’s lifespan?

America's favorite veterinarian, Dr. Gary Ritcher, has created an easy way for pet parents to extend the lifespan of their animal companions. Is your dog...

Top 5 benefits of feeding your pet fresh food

We eat fresh food, so why shouldn’t our dogs and cats? Take a look at just a few reasons why you should switch him...

Feeding your dog healthy oils

Fats and oils aren’t bad for dogs. In fact, some can be exceptionally healthy. Take a look at 6 fats and oils that can...

Holistic medicine for “hopeless” cases

Conventional medicine has its place, but in many instances, there’s only so much it can do for a sick dog or cat. Often, turning...

Celebrating ten years of Reiki in shelters

The Shelter Animal Reiki Association is a global community of more than 250 members and 75 shelters, sanctuaries and rescues — and they're celebrating...

Can you buy pet meds online?

Buying your animal’s medication online might sound too good to be true. But it’s easier than you think – and thanks to companies like...

Does your dog or cat have pancreatitis?

Chinese herbal medicines and low-fat meat and vegetable diets can prevent pancreatitis in dogs and cats, and resolve acute and chronic stages of the...

Stem cells and your pet

We’re learning more all the time about stem cells and their mechanisms of activation, healing and regeneration, both in ourselves and our dogs and...

10 ways to spoil your dog

Looking for a few ways to spoil your dog without compromising his health? Look no further. August 10th marks National Spoil Your Dog Day –...

Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Poor nutrition or a deficiency in certain nutrients can manifest as dandruff, itchiness, dull hair and other problems. A high quality diet with the...

5 eco-friendly gift ideas for pets

Many of us are taking steps to improve our impact on the environment. With these 5 eco-friendly gift ideas, your companion's 'paw-print' can be...

Treats for your cat’s teeth

The right treats can help keep your cat’s teeth and gums clean and healthy – but the wrong ones can worsen her dental health....

Finding the right veterinarian for you and your pet

Whether you’re a first-time dog or cat guardian, or are re-locating and looking for a new veterinarian, learn how to find the best match...

Functional medicine for dogs

This approach to pet healthcare uses integrative medicine to get to the root cause of disease while focusing on the optimal functioning of the...

8 tips to keep your pets happy and healthy this spring

Spring has sprung! Keep your pet safe and happy all season long with these helpful tips. Spring is a wonderful season – especially if you’re...

Dogs can get flu, too!

Canine influenza has been cause for alarm this season, with many cases popping up across North America. While most experts agree there’s no reason...

Pet-friendly spring cleaning

Sharing your home with a dog or cat can get messy – especially in the winter. This pet-friendly spring cleaning guide will help sanitize...

New research into canine bloat

Bloat is a serious problem among many canine breeds. Yet little is known about the causes of this deadly disease. While any larger dog...

Why cats shouldn’t drink milk

People have been giving milk to their cats for as long as most of us can remember – but the truth is, it isn’t...

Top 5 canine cancer prevention tips

Cancer is a common disease in dogs, but here’s how you can significantly reduce your companion’s risk of becoming another statistic. Did you know your dog...

Winter nutrition for your dog

Do you tend to get the winter blues? Do you feel unmotivated, lethargic, or pack on a few extra pounds during the cold months?...

Should we be de-sexing our dogs?

In North America, spaying and neutering are generally regarded as a necessary and responsible approach to controlling populations of stray and homeless dogs. But...

What your dog’s stool can tell you about his health

Looking too closely at your dog’s stool might be yucky, but noting any changes and reporting them to your veterinarian is an important part...

New voice for pet food consumers

Twice a year, State Department of Agriculture officials meet with members of the FDA to discuss your pet's food – from ingredients to labeling...

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier pet

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for keeping your dog healthy and happy in the new year and beyond. Another year has gone by, and it’s time...

Should you feed your dog a B.A.R.F. diet?

A B.A.R.F. diet is a popular – and responsible – choice for your pet. But there are some factors you need to consider before...