Popular Cat Names

You might be thinking about what to name your new cat, or you may be wondering how your cat’s name measures up. Here’s a list of some of the most popular cat names in America, currently: Bella Oreo Lily Mittens Molly Toby Oliver Leo Tigger Pepsi What is your cat’s name and how did you […] Read more »

Dog Sounds – Barks, Howls, Growls

Dogs have a wide range of vocalizations designed to communicate with the creatures around them. Humans can often misinterpret these sounds, so it’s important for dog owners to have a good idea of the intentions behind your dog’s bark or whine. Barking is generally the most common canine vocalization. Barking is common at the approach […] Read more »

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is defined as painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. There are two major categories of arthritis in dogs. The first, called developmental, is due to a joint not developing correctly, leading to problems such as hip and should dysplasia. The second, degenerative, involves joints and ligaments deteriorating over time. Therefore, a dog with […] Read more »

How Much Sleep Does Your Pet Need?

March 2-8, 2015 is Sleep Week. You hopefully get your 8 hours a night, but how much sleep does your pet need? Cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day. Cats are most active at night, so they will likely sleep during the day and become active around twilight. Why so much sleep? Cats […] Read more »

Signs of Depression in Your Dog

You know your dog better than anyone. Therefore, if there is a sudden change in your dog’s typical behavior, you should be the first to notice it. Things like inactivity, listlessness, overeating, under-eating, urination or defecation indoors, restlessness and withdrawal should be things that pique your concern quickly. Before diagnosing your dog with depression, make […] Read more »