By Stephen K. Chmaitelli, DVM If you feed your pet a grain-free or “boutique” diet—such as home-cooked meals or food with unusual ingredients and proteins from a small manufacturer—you may want to reconsider. While the diets might sound “healthy” by using words like “natural”, “organic”, or “human-grade”, research has shown that many of these “boutique” … Read moreIs Your Pet’s Food Doing More Harm Than Good?
Walking your dog may be the bright spot of your day, especially if you’re working from home, but remember—spending time outdoors means an increased exposure to nasty parasites like fleas and ticks. These pests aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of Lyme disease, typhus, and Rocky … Read moreWarm Weather Means More Fleas and Ticks!
Walking your dog may be the bright spot of your day, especially when so many of us are sheltering in place. But remember, whether it’s to get away from your family or get your pet some much-needed exercise, spending time outdoors means an increased exposure to parasites. These pests aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit … Read moreFLEAS AND TICKS DON’T SHELTER IN PLACE!
How to Save On Your Pet’s Dental Care …and save their teeth, too! February is National Pet Dental Health Month—which gives us a reason to remind you that 85% of pets over three have some evidence of periodontal (dental) disease. It’s not just about bad breath: left untreated, it can result in gum inflammation, tooth … Read moreSave On Your Pet’s Dental Care All Year Long
Today choosing a food for your pet can be almost as difficult as deciding what you want to eat for dinner. Between the endless shelves in the pet store, commercials on TV, and ads on Facebook, there are countless options to choose from. But many, if not most, of these diets can cause very serious … Read moreWhat You Should Really Look for in Pet Food
So you’re snuggled up to your furry best friend after a long day and suddenly you feel it: a lump that wasn’t there before. It’s understandable to be concerned, because one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, which was created by the Animal Cancer Foundation to … Read morePet Cancer Awareness
We have insurance for ourselves, our cars and our homes, but what about for our beloved pets? They are an important part of your family and a member of your pack—if disasters occur, having your companion animal taken care of with pet insurance provides peace of mind. Proper coverage could save—and extend—the life of your … Read morePet Insurance Options
Waiting one year between wellness exams and screenings isn’t usually a big deal for humans. We age relatively slowly, so it often takes a while for disease processes and ailments to set in and present themselves. Animals age rather rapidly, though, so a year is a long time when it comes to the health of … Read moreHow Old is Your Pet Really?
One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is realizing your pet has gone missing. Considering only 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats make it back to their owners, it can often feel like you may never see your pet again. National Check the Chip Day is August 15th, and … Read moreCheck That Chip!
The fact is there is a strong possibility that eventually, your cat will need treatment or management of kidney disease. It’s the #1 cause of death in cats over 10 and it’s estimated that more than half of cats over age 15 have reduced kidney function. What’s even scarier is that our feline friends rarely show any … Read more1 in 3 Cats Will Develop Kidney Disease