The Holidays are upon us and many of us are scurrying hither and thither in preparation for all the celebration. Do you have relatives coming? Are you traveling? Planning a party? Shopping ’till you drop? The Holidays can be a stressful along with all that good cheer – especially for our furry or feathered companions [...]
Healthy Teeth and Gums
Did you know your pet is five times more likely to have periodontal disease (also called gum disease), than you are?
Over 80% of dogs over 3 years of age have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease can be painful and has been shown to contribute to the development of other disease [...]
Immune System Basics
The immune system is an intricate network of specialized tissues, organs, cells, and hormones. The lymph system and lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and thymus gland all play a role, as do lymphocytes (specialized white blood cells), antibodies, and specialized proteins.
There are two main types of immunity; innate and acquired. [...]
Half the fun of Halloween for grown-ups is dressing up our kids, or – our pets! Some dogs love the fun and attention, some not so much. Pugs are just designed for dressing up; and most seem to have the sense of humor to go with the costumes. Cats, well… we humbly apologize in advance [...]
Hurricane Sandy has, and still is, wreaking havoc across the Northeastern US. Those of us far removed from the storm’s path often feel the urge to help in some way. Here is a list of support organizations that you can donate to or contact to volunteer for relief efforts that was put together by [...]
Our pets are completely dependent on us when it comes to adverse weather or natural disasters. They cannot escape oncoming flood waters, take cover from storms or survive after disaster strikes without our help. Remember those pictures of rescued animals from Katrina? Well for every rescued animal, thousands died. Over 600,000 animals were left [...]
Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My! Are you ready for all those critters and ghosts and goblins next week? While it is great fun for us to dole out candy to the cute little monsters in our neighborhood, most dogs and cats are not quite as entertained by the Halloween festivities. Halloween is second [...]