May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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Cancer will affect one out of every four dogs in the United States. According to the Morris Animal Foundation, cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death in both dogs and cats. Remarkably given its extensive reach, 80% of pet owners do not know enough about pet cancer symptoms. It’s important to recognize early […] Read more »

Having a Dog in the City

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City living with a dog comes with a number of challenges that may differ from those a dog owner in a more rural area. For the well-being of others, your dog, and yourself, here are some tips for urban canine owning: 1. Find the right dog for your living situation. If you live in an […] Read more »

Best Dogs for Apartments

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People sometimes have the misconception that the smaller the dog the more appropriate it is for an apartment. That is not necessarily true. While your house or apartment is technically a large cage for your pet, some do better in smaller spaces than others just based on their energy level. Daily walks are still necessary […] Read more »

Our dogs have taken over our brains

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There’s some surprising science behind why you feel so attached to your dog. Researchers at Azabu University in Japan discovered that the hormone oxytocin is produced in both dogs and people when a dog and its owner look each other in the eye. Oxytocin, known as the love hormone, strengthens maternal bonding and emotional connection. […] Read more »

Anesthesia and your Pet

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If your pet is going under anesthesia for a veterinary procedure, you might be concerned and wondering how to prepare. Pre-procedure, a thorough physical examination and medical history will be conducted. This could help detect any abnormalities in the heart and lungs which would change how anesthesia affects your pet. In general, older animals have […] Read more »

Popular Cat Names

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 »