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Leptospirosis – should you vaccinate your dog?

This serious disease is increasing in incidence, yet is still relatively rare in most regions. Find out what causes leptospirosis, how it’s treated, and...

How cannabis benefits dogs and cats with cancer

Hemp-derived CBD may help treat cancer in dogs and cats, while easing symptoms and treatment side effects. The cannabis industry is exploding in both the...

Chagas disease and your dog

What is Chagas disease, and should you worry about your dog? It depends on where you live. You may or may not have heard...

Canine flu – what you need to know

Though quite rare, canine flu can be a significant issue. Learning more about it can help you protect your dog from this highly contagious...

What are the most common health issues in dogs?

Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of these common health issues so you can protect your furry friends! To better understand the costs associated...

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...

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...

CLEAR Canine Cancer

Inspired by the death of a beloved agility dog, this non-profit foundation funds research into canine cancer, and produces educational documentaries for those whose...

Hospice for cats

More people turn to hospice care for aging or terminally ill felines. In the past, euthanasia was often the only option for cats with terminal illnesses....

The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...

Meridian tapping techniques to heal your dog

Heal your dog with Meridian tapping. People, dogs and all other living beings on the planet are animated by a flow of energy through their...

Setting up a pet trust

What would happen to your animal if you passed away or were incapacitated by illness or injury? A pet trust can help ensure she'll...

Dog and cat insurance statistics

How many pups get ear infections? Do only cats get UTIs? Here's what we can learn from the statistics compiled by pet insurance companies. Ever...

How to handle a pet emergency

Would you know what to do in an emergency with your dog? If not, you might want to consider taking a first aid or...

Mental illness or behavior problem?

Is your dog acting differently? It may be a behavioral issue caused by a mental illness. Take a look at two conditions that can...

Can cats get Lyme disease?

They're less vulnerable to infection than we are, but it is still important to take precautions against lyme disease. Anyone who lives where ticks are...

Your stress is impacting your cat’s health

Stress is a fact of life for us, but did you know your feelings can have a negative impact on your cat? What in the...

Why do pet food recalls happen?

Why do pet food recalls keep happening, and what’s being done about it? These days, it seems consumer product recalls are a fact of life....

Considering hospice for your animals

It requires commitment in time and energy, but those who choose hospice care for their terminally ill animals find it a transforming and rewarding...

When vaccines should not be given

They’re necessary to protect puppies against infectious disease, but yearly vaccines through adulthood are unnecessary – and in some situations even contraindicated. If you’ve ever...

Caregiver burnout in pet parents

You love your dog, so when he gets sick or injured, you may be driven to spend every hour of the day making sure...

Autoimmune diseases in dogs

Autoimmune diseases are increasingly prevalent and have genetic and environmental triggers. Here’s what you should be aware of. If you were unlucky enough to catch a cold...

5 myths about anesthesia for animals

If you feel nervous about having your dog “put under” for veterinary procedures, you’re not alone. While there are risks involved, anesthesia is safer...

How Reiki heals animals

Reiki is a form of energy healing that’s both powerful and profound. Here is what you need to know about how it works and...

5 facts conventional vets might not know

Most conventional veterinarians aren’t taught much about alternative medicine, while others simply don’t believe in it. Here are some facts you probably won’t hear from...

12 tips for living with cancer in your animal companion

Learning your dog has cancer is never easy. Here are 12 tips to help him and yourself through the illness. “I’m sorry, but she has cancer.”...

Mad cow disease in dogs

Mad cow disease has reared it's ugly head in North America. So, what's being done to ensure your dog is safe? Up until a few...

Health checklist for cats

Is your cat's health as good as it could be? This checklist will help you figure it out. Cats tend to hide discomfort well, so...

The latest on H1N1 in dogs

The flu virus that swept the world in 2009, afflicting animals as well as humans, has the potential to combine with other bugs to...