• Did you know that cats can have a hyperactive thyroid gland? Also known as hyperthyroidism, it’s a fairly common condition in older cats. In fact, the vast majority of affected cats are older than 10 years of a […]

  • Recently, I’ve seen a rash of concerning Internet headlines in reference to a new research study. The headlines might lead you to believe that cats love you less than dogs, however, these headlines are misleading and don’t give an accurate overview of what the study really found.

    The ‘Secure Attachment’ study
    According to the PLOS One website…[Read more]

  • Five Reasons to Test Your Dog for Diabetes

    Did you know that some authorities feel that 1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches 12 years of age develops diabetes mellitus1?

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a hormonal problem where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, the hormone that helps push sugar (“glucose”) into the body’s cells. Witho…[Read more]

  • Tiny Beads Cause a Revolution in Cancer Treatment in Cats

    Tiny beads are changing the way some veterinarians deal with cancer. These beads are effective, cheap and have few side-effects. Are they too good to be true?

    Around 2008, I came across a new option to complement cancer surgery. Results have been impressive. Until then, chemotherapy…[Read more]

  • Man’s best friend is living longer than ever. This is due to our beloved canines’ increased status as family member and families becoming conscientious about providing their dogs’ appropriate veterinary care. As a […]

  • The Dangers of ‘Free to a Good Home’ Ads

    Finding a home for an animal can be both emotional and time-consuming. “Free to a good home” ads, particularly ubiquitous on Craigslist, may seem to be an innocuo […]

  • editor wrote a new post, Do Dogs Dream 1 week ago

    Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do […]

  • Why You Should Never Give Pets Away
    Once you have taken an animal into your home and made him or her part of your family, you have an obligation to protect and nurture that animal because you made a commitment. The animal has a right to expect to be treated as a member of the family. And that’s what makes the issue of re-homing pets an animal r…[Read more]

  • What All Cats Need Every Day, Without Fail

    Story at-a-glance
    A recent pet food company survey revealed a fifth of U.K. cat parents don’t know their pets are carnivores
    Over 25 percent of respondents admitted their cats suffered from diet-related weight problems and health conditions such as diabetes
    Cats are true carnivores with very s…[Read more]

  • Proper diet and regular exercise will improve the condition. Also minimize stress as well as assist bowel function. Try and feed home prepared foods if possible and add bran if needed to improve stool consistency. Digestive enzymes provide support by encouraging complete digestion. Flax seed oil fed daily, use 1/2 teaspoon for every ten to 20…[Read more]

  • Dr. Laurie Hess goes in depth on some of the most common reptile pets. For more from Dr. Hess, find her on Facebook! 

    Last week, I went over some common reptiles that make great pets. This we […]

  • Storms and cold temperatures are never fun to deal with, but if you live any place where the seasons change, you will undoubtedly have to face inclement weather at some point this winter. How do you keep your bird […]

  • Dr. Laurie Hess goes in depth on some of the most common reptile pets. For more from Dr. Hess, find her on Facebook! 

    Some people love them. Others fear them. Regardless, most of us would agree that they are at […]

  • Recently, I’ve seen a rash of concerning Internet headlines in reference to a new research study. The headlines might lead you to believe that cats love you less than dogs, however, these headlines are m […]

  • Most dog owners wish they could communicate with their petlike they communicate with their friends and family. While we can see a handful of emotions clearly through dogs’ actions and demeanor, what our pets are really thinking is still largely a mystery to us. There are, however, some dog behaviors that can help us better understand what our f…[Read more]

  • A Complete Introduction to Hamsters

    These rodents are found in a wide range of habitats, from northern Europe in a broad band across much of Asia, apart from the southeastern corner. Twenty-four species are […]

  • The Different Types Of Parrots

    Within this article, we’ll concentrate on the distinctive types associated with the African Grey Parrot. The initial African Grey Parrot would be the Congo African Grey, Timneh African Grey Parrot, Ghana African Grey and the Cameroon African Grey Parrot.

    Nonetheless, by far the most renowned is the Congo and…[Read more]

  • Guinea Pig Care Mistakes

    When dealing with guinea pigs, many mistakes are made by a simple action: visiting a pet shop. People imply by default that every and any product offered by a shop for a certain type of pet is legit and safe. Unfortunately, it is not. One of those products is a leash for guinea pigs, which in fact is a very bad idea.…[Read more]

  • So You Think You Know About Raccoons

    Did you know:

    The raccoons’ name is actually spelled two different ways: racoon and raccoon. It seems that it depends on which side of the pond (A.K.A. the Atlantic O […]

  • Tiny Beads Cause a Revolution in Cancer Treatment in Cats

    Tiny beads are changing the way some veterinarians deal with cancer. These beads are effective, cheap and have few side-effects. Are they too good to be true?

    Around 2008, I came across a new option to complement cancer surgery. Results have been impressive. Until then, chemotherapy…[Read more]

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