Fly Masks for Horses

What: Fly masks are used to cover a horse’s eyes, jaw, and sometimes ears. The mask is made from a mesh that allows the horse to see and hear. Most are made from black or white mesh, but some have designs on them that do not interfere with vision. Most have fleece padding around the muzzle. … Read more

Thunderstorm Phobia

It’s not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of thunderstorms, but this phobia can take a major toll on their psyche (and yours!) and cause them to behave destructively.  Here are a few tips to deal with this issue: – Catch it early. If you notice a fear of thunderstorms in your puppy or young … Read more

Summer Safety for Dogs

As the weather is heating up, how do you make sure your dog has a happy, healthy, and SAFE summer? Here are a few guidelines to get you started: 1. Please never leave your pet in a hot car. You may not think that your car will get that hot, but you would be surprised. … Read more

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a “slow virus” in the same category as the feline leukemia virus, though FIV differs in fundamental ways from feline leukemia in terms of the shape of the virus itself and how it causes disease. In the U.S., about 1.5-3% of healthy cats are infected with FIV. FIV is spread … Read more

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

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

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

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

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