Large Breed Puppy Food

Large breed dogs are prone to developing orthopedic diseases like hip and elbow dysplasia. The number one goal when feeding large breed puppies is to avoid overfeeding, particularly when it comes it calories. By restricting caloric intake, we can slow the puppy’s rate...

Anxiety in dogs.

Ever seen a dog sitting in the corner chewing on their nails because they’re so anxious. Probably not. Dogs have other ways to express their distress. Anxiety is a serious problem that can be triggered by fear, aging and separation. Dogs are social animals and enjoy...

Fun cat facts

Cats, as the old saying goes, were once worshiped as gods and have never allowed us to forget. They first moved indoors in China around 5000 years ago to keep homes rodent-free. By comparison, dogs have been at our sides for around 40,000 years and were selectively...

Are dogs self-aware?

Do you think dogs can recognize themselves? We know that dogs can recognize other dogs by studying their gaze or pointing with their nose or tail. Dogs certainly seem to recognize the scent of familiar dogs and people, A researcher put it to the test. For five winters...

Why do dogs lick their paws?

There are several conditions in dogs that cause veterinarians to pull out their hair. One is paw licking. Some dogs naturally lick their paws after being on grass to remove pollen. Dogs that excessively lick will cause the fur on their paws to turn color. Licking paws...

Slow down mealtime

Does your dog wolf down their meal in a matter of seconds? Many dogs love food and go absolutely bananas at mealtime. Inhaling a meal too quickly can cause pets to experience upset stomachs, excessive gas, indigestion or vomiting. In the worst cases, they may bloat,...

Cats like to scratch!

Cats explore their environment with their paws and this makes them natural scratchers. Scratching also maintains the health of their nails, stretches muscles, and serves as an emotional outlet. Cats like to scratch to keep their nails sharp for defense and to climb...

Why do dogs ear grass?

I’m am going to try and answer the age-old question. Why do dogs eat grass? The common answer is they eat grass because of intestinal disturbances. To prove that, researchers in Australia compared two sets of dogs. The test group had a food additive that caused loose...

Don’t shave your Dog

Summer arrives in a blaze of heat and sun, and most of us shed clothes until we’re down to shorts or swimsuits. If less is more for us when temperatures spike you might feel compelled to give your pets a summer shave down. While it may seem like a good idea you...

Obesity and Disease

With spring on the horizon it’s time to help your pets lose that winter bloom. Excess weight can lead to many health problems. You would think that dieting would be easy for pets since you control their food intake. But when those sad little eyes look up at you, you...