Feline Acne

Does your cat have darkish bumps or what seem to be scabs under the chin? On closer inspection, you could discover them to be comedones, widely known among us non-specialized folk as blackheads. […]

Caring For Your Toothless Dog

All pet parents occasionally worry about their canine companions becoming toothless in later years and wonder how this would affect their health and quality of life. […]

Why Does My Cat Drool?

Cats can drool for many reasons, some benign but some may be cause for further investigation. […]

What Your Dog’s Bad Breath Means

Bad breath (halitosis) in dogs is not uncommon but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. In addition to being unpleasant it can mean your dog has a health issue or is suffering from a disease. […]

Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day reminds us that cats require just as much care as we do. Regular check-ups keep your cat happy and healthy, and give pet owners peace of mind. […]

How Tapeworms Affect Pets And Their Owners

Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal worms shaped like a tape measure. They live and grow in the intestines. […]

Vital Reasons Why You Should Clean Up After Your Dog

Here are some important reasons why you should pick up your pet’s waste […]

World Veterinary Day

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) created this annual event, observed on the last Saturday of April every year, to celebrate the incredible work veterinarians do to protect animal health and welfare around the world. […]

Dental Disease In Dogs

Dental disease in dogs can cause unrelenting pain, however clinical signs may be subtle and easily missed by pet owners. […]

FAQs About Heartworm In Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious disease caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis and spread through the bite of a mosquito. […]

Pet Immunization

Immunization is the greatest form of protection against the many illnesses your pet can contract. […]

An Argument For Splitting Up Vaccines In Small Dogs

A study, namely ‘Adverse events diagnosed within three days of vaccine administration in dogs’ by GE Moore et al [2005]*, has indicated that a greater percentage of small dogs experience vaccine-associated adverse events (VAAEs). […]

Companion Animals And Coronavirus

Animal species have their own coronaviruses that cause a variety of illnesses. Canine and feline coronaviruses are very common and infect only animals and do not infect humans. […]

Stages And Treatment Of Gum Disease In Cats

Cats, like humans and dogs, can develop gum disease when food particles remain on and around the teeth. […]

What To Know & Consider Before Adopting A Shelter Pet

When you adopt a pet, they become part of your family. So – before you make a decision – take everyone’s health, safety and happiness into consideration, not to mention the financial responsibilities of being a pet parent. […]

Why Chocolate Is Bad For Dogs

To spread awareness and help avoid tragedies, we are reaching out to talk about the dangers chocolate holds for pets. […]

Responsible Pet Owners Month In A Nutshell

Pets are not accessories, they’re family members. They have feelings and deserve the best care. […]

What You Should Know About Oral Health Assessments For Cats

Dental disease in cats might not be completely preventable, but good oral hygiene can make a significant difference when it comes to promoting the overall health of your cat. […]

Reasons Why You Should Spay Or Neuter Your Pet

Spreading awareness and educating others about the importance of spaying or neutering your pet can help everyone become more responsible and caring pet owners as well as offer significant health benefits to your pet. […]

Advances In Vaccines For Cats

Experts agree that vaccinations prevent pet illnesses and deadly diseases and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. […]

Protect Your Dog From Serious Diseases With Vaccines

Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease. […]

Are Cats More At Risk For Worms In Warmer Weather?

Climate affects the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites, such as worms, in cats. As with many other parasites, the risk of infection increases in warmer months. […]

Here’s How To Improve Your Cat’s Well-being

There is a common misconception that cats are low-maintenance pets. They’re not high-maintenance pets, but they need certain things. A lot of these responsibilities are easy to uphold and becomes routine; others only require occasional attention. […]

Here’s How To Improve Your Dog’s Well-being

To keep your dog physically healthy you need to prioritize quite a few things. Fortunately, most of these responsibilities are easy to uphold and will quickly become routine; others only need to happen occasionally. […]

Cat Healthy Coat and Skin

Does Your Cat Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?

The state of your cat’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. A smooth and shiny coat is ideal, but a coarse, brittle coat usually needs attention. […]

Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat & Skin?

The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. In terms of skin, supple and clear skin is healthy, while greasy, flaky and bumpy skin is worrisome. When it comes to the […]

Cat on a bed receiving a bandage for paw

Bite-Wounds In Cats

When a cat’s immune system can’t clear the site of infection fast enough after a bite from another animal, the wound may become a ‘pocket of pus’, which is a liquid collection of inflammatory cells, bacteria, and damaged tissue. Because the mouth is associated with bacterial populations, bite […]

Dod receiving a bandage for paw

Bite-Wounds In Dogs

When a dog’s immune system can’t remove bacterial infection, inflammation, and damaged cells fast enough after a bite from another animal, the wound may become a ‘pocket of pus’, which is a liquid collection of inflammatory cells, bacteria, and damaged tissue. […]

cat oral health

What You Need To Know About Your Cat’s Oral Health

Pet owners know that their own dental hygiene is important, but not everyone knows that their pets need special oral care as well. Unchecked dental disease in cats can cause heart, lung and even kidney disease. However, if you take time to […]

What You Need To Know About Your Dog’s Oral Health

As humans we know how important good dental hygiene is. The thing is, it’s also very important for pets, but often dismissed. If left unchecked, dental disease in dogs can cause other health problems, for example heart, lung and even kidney disease. […]

Cat receiving oral examination

Signs And Types Of Oral And Gum Disease In Cats

Cats require regular dental home care to reduce the risk of oral or gum disease. Here are several signs of oral disease in cats you should watch out for […]

How To Keep Your Dog’s Mouth Clean

The first step to keeping your dog’s mouth clean is knowing that you need to keep it clean. The Goal: Reduce bacteria in your pet’s mouth to reduce the risk of diseases and conditions. […]

Feline Tooth Resorption: What You Need to Know

Resorption is the process by which something is reabsorbed. Add the word ‘tooth’ and you get a condition that causes the disintegration of teeth. Odontoclasts (dentine-destroying cells) are responsible for the process. […]

A Healthy Mouth Vs. An Unhealthy Mouth In Dogs

It might seem a little bit strange, but a dog’s oral health is very important. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this and some don’t really believe it. What qualifies as a healthy mouth in dogs? Clean is King. That means teeth without plaque and […]

Taking Care Of Your Cat’s Health

Cats make wonderful companions. Although they’re quite independent, they do require love, attention and care. […]

Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Health

A dog is a wonderful companion and a strong bond will be established, if your dog’s health and wellbeing are prioritized. […]

Cat Mange – What You Need To Know

Cat mange is a very contagious skin disease. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite species called Notoedres cati. Other names for the disease include notoedric mange and feline scabies. […]

Worms In Cats: Intestinal Parasitic Infestation

Intestinal parasites are organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract (gut) of animals and humans. When a parasite enters a cat and starts living in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract it’s called an intestinal parasitic infestation. […]

Mosquitoes on dogs

Protect Your Dogs Against The Danger Of Mosquitoes This Summer

With the year already heading towards longer warmer days – man’s best friend will again face a lesser-known summer hazard: mosquitoes. Dog owners who understand the risk mosquitoes pose to the health and well-being of their dogs will be pleased to know […]

Dog scratching himself in garden

Tackling Ticks And Fleas In Your Garden

Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors are at high risk of picking up ticks and fleas just lying in wait for their next unsuspecting victim. These dangerous, blood-sucking critters can affect the overall health of your pets and your loved ones […]

close up of tick in white fur

Ticks & Fleas: When They Thrive And What To Do

Ticks and fleas typically start hatching when temperatures start rising and their presence increases dramatically with warmer temperatures. Ticks and fleas are a dog’s most common enemies and may cause serious diseases for both dogs and humans. […]

What Are Pet Vaccines And Why Are They Important?

The importance of pet vaccinations cannot be emphasized enough. They prevent many illnesses that affect pets. […]

Rabies: How It Spreads, The Signs & Why Vaccination Is Vital

Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease, meaning a disease that normally exists in wild and domestic animals that can infect humans. It attacks the central nervous system ultimately causing disease in the brain and once symptoms develop, it’s almost always fatal. […]

Be A Good Puppy Owner, Don’t Miss Vaccinations

There are few things that can compare to puppy love. Puppies are fluffy, smell amazing and look adorable. They are incredible companions with unlimited potential to love and be loved. They also have the ability to bring abundant joy. […]

Rabies: Diagnosis, Prevention & the Value of Vaccination

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals, including humans. […]

Lyme Disease And Ticks

Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is a zoonotic illness – it affects both animals and people. […]

Rabies In Pets

Knowing the rabies risk to yourself, your community and your pets and being informed about transmission prevention and actions to take after contact with rabid animals can save lives. […]

World Rabies Day – Awareness & Prevention Efforts

World Rabies Day, created and coordinated by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), is observed annually on 28 September in many countries, including the United States. […]

Does your cat have darkish bumps or what seem to be scabs under the chin? On closer inspection, you could
All pet parents occasionally worry about their canine companions becoming toothless in later years and wonder how this would affect
Cats can drool for many reasons, some benign but some may be cause for further investigation. […]
Bad breath (halitosis) in dogs is not uncommon but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. In addition to
National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day reminds us that cats require just as much care as we do.
Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal worms shaped like a tape measure. They live and grow in the intestines. […]
Here are some important reasons why you should pick up your pet’s waste […]
The World Veterinary Association (WVA) created this annual event, observed on the last Saturday of April every year, to celebrate
Dental disease in dogs can cause unrelenting pain, however clinical signs may be subtle and easily missed by pet owners.
Heartworm disease is a serious disease caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis and spread through the bite of
Immunization is the greatest form of protection against the many illnesses your pet can contract. […]
A study, namely ‘Adverse events diagnosed within three days of vaccine administration in dogs’ by GE Moore et al [2005]*,
Animal species have their own coronaviruses that cause a variety of illnesses. Canine and feline coronaviruses are very common and
Cats, like humans and dogs, can develop gum disease when food particles remain on and around the teeth. […]
When you adopt a pet, they become part of your family. So – before you make a decision – take
To spread awareness and help avoid tragedies, we are reaching out to talk about the dangers chocolate holds for pets.
Pets are not accessories, they’re family members. They have feelings and deserve the best care. […]
Dental disease in cats might not be completely preventable, but good oral hygiene can make a significant difference when it
Spreading awareness and educating others about the importance of spaying or neutering your pet can help everyone become more responsible
Experts agree that vaccinations prevent pet illnesses and deadly diseases and improve your pet's overall quality of life. […]
Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease. […]
Climate affects the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites, such as worms, in cats. As with many other parasites, the risk of
There is a common misconception that cats are low-maintenance pets. They’re not high-maintenance pets, but they need certain things. A
To keep your dog physically healthy you need to prioritize quite a few things. Fortunately, most of these responsibilities are
Cat Healthy Coat and Skin
The state of your cat’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health.
The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health.
Cat on a bed receiving a bandage for paw
When a cat’s immune system can’t clear the site of infection fast enough after a bite from another animal, the
Dod receiving a bandage for paw
When a dog's immune system can't remove bacterial infection, inflammation, and damaged cells fast enough after a bite from another
cat oral health
Pet owners know that their own dental hygiene is important, but not everyone knows that their pets need special oral
As humans we know how important good dental hygiene is. The thing is, it’s also very important for pets, but
Cat receiving oral examination
Cats require regular dental home care to reduce the risk of oral or gum disease. Here are several signs of
The first step to keeping your dog’s mouth clean is knowing that you need to keep it clean. The Goal:
Resorption is the process by which something is reabsorbed. Add the word ‘tooth’ and you get a condition that causes
It might seem a little bit strange, but a dog’s oral health is very important. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this
Cats make wonderful companions. Although they’re quite independent, they do require love, attention and care. […]
A dog is a wonderful companion and a strong bond will be established, if your dog’s health and wellbeing are
Cat mange is a very contagious skin disease. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite species called Notoedres cati.
Intestinal parasites are organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract (gut) of animals and humans. When a parasite enters a
Mosquitoes on dogs
With the year already heading towards longer warmer days – man’s best friend will again face a lesser-known summer hazard:
Dog scratching himself in garden
Dogs and cats that spend most of their time outdoors are at high risk of picking up ticks and fleas
close up of tick in white fur
Ticks and fleas typically start hatching when temperatures start rising and their presence increases dramatically with warmer temperatures. Ticks and
The importance of pet vaccinations cannot be emphasized enough. They prevent many illnesses that affect pets. […]
Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease, meaning a disease that normally exists in wild and domestic animals that can infect
There are few things that can compare to puppy love. Puppies are fluffy, smell amazing and look adorable. They are
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals, including humans. […]
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is a zoonotic illness – it affects both animals and people. […]
Knowing the rabies risk to yourself, your community and your pets and being informed about transmission prevention and actions to
World Rabies Day, created and coordinated by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), is observed annually on 28 September in