The heartbreaking part of having a dog is their relatively short lifespan. Life expectancy for dogs has improved with diet and care standards, but the time to say goodbye still comes all too soon. Dr. Kelly M. Cassidy, a Biologist who compiles scientific data about the lifespan of dogs, has concluded that canine longevity varies […]
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Grooming is such an important part of the natural health and wellbeing of pets. It’s also part of a regular routine for pet parents, be it at a professional groomer’s or a quick rinse after a fun time in the mud. Most of us can’t run to a professional groomer every time our pet gets […]
By Mark Fendelman Dog depression is as real and painful as human depression. Maybe you haven’t heard about it before, but this condition can severely damage your dog’s health and spirit. If you love your pet and care for their well-being, you should definitely learn more about it. We will provide you a series of […]
Oh we know costumes are cute on pets, but they aren’t natural and with anything unnatural comes potential danger. We suggest avoiding costumes entirely for cats because they’re just too tough to supervise. Try a nice Halloween-theme collar instead. If you decide to buy a Halloween costume for your dog, please consider the following pet […]
Canine Diabetes has become quite common in dogs, especially as they age or if they are overweight. Like humans, dogs can have either Type I or Type II Diabetes. The top cause for Type II Canine Diabetes is obesity, but it can also be caused by genetics, infection, pancreatitis, and medications. NOTE OF CAUTION: A […]
Many “hot dogs” campaigns run during the Summer in North America, but we’ve noticed very little activity when it’s Summer elsewhere (or with consideration to tropical climates). Today’s guest author is committed to creating awareness of the dangers of Summer heat throughout the year.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those who celebrate! We hope you enjoy this shareable digi-poster, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish Setter” that we designed just for you. We’ll also post it on our Pinterest and Facebook page for easy sharing on March 17th.
Cataracts are quite common in aging dogs, and can also be caused by diabetes, injury, or genetics. Some dog breeds appear to be predisposed to the development of cataracts, including the Bichon Frise, Poodle, Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Schnauzer, and some Terriers. Cataracts affect the lens of the eye through calcification and opacification, resulting in […]
The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning to pet parents about the West Nile Virus, on the heels of a similar warning for humans. Record-breaking cases in the US and Canada have prompted the warning. Like humans, pets may contract the West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite. Ticks are currently […]
The predicted severity of ticks this year has been a tad exaggerated by some, but they’re always a concern for dog guardians nonetheless. As with any malady, the best route to a natural solution for ectoparasites like ticks is prevention. Preventing them goes hand in hand with repelling them. Natural Tick Repellants Catnip (Nepeta cataria) […]