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October 20, 2019 Xylitol and dogs - DON'T MIX

The sugar substitute xylitol is in chewing gum, breath mints, toothpaste and many other products. Check labels and keep items with xylitol out of your pet’s reach. If you suspect your pet has eaten xylitol, call your veterinarian or a poison call center right away. Read More...

October 20, 2019 Rabies 101: What you need to know

Protecting your pet (and yourself) from this deadly disease starts with understanding how rabies spreads and how to prevent it. Read More...

Auguest 11, 2019 Could grain-free diets damage my dog's heart?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is following reports of dogs with a heart condition that may be tied to certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. Read More...

May 6, 2018 5 Facts to Fight Ear Infection

"Otitis externa" is the fancy medical term for inflammation or infection of your pet's outer ear canal. Here are some things some folks believe about recurring ear problems ... and the facts. Read More...

March 5, 2018 How Cats Say I Love You

Cats demonstrate their devotion to their humans in a number of important and obvious ways, if you know what to look for. There is even some reason to think that we misunderstand cats when they are asking for attention and mistake this for a desire to be fed. Here are just a few of the silent but sure ways your cat tells you that he loves you. Read More...

February 11, 2018 TOP 10 Human Medications Poisonous to Pets

The reality: Nearly 50% of the poisoning cases managed by Pet Poison Helpline involve human medications—both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Often, the culprit is a curious canine that chewed into a bottle of pills, but cats can get into their share of trouble as well. Read More...

January 14, 2018 Teaching Your Puppy the Right Way to Play

Puppies can play rough. So to ensure a lifetime of safe and happy interactions, learn how to play appropriately with your new puppy from the start. Read More...

March 4, 2016 Feeding Raw Diets to Your Pets

Food is contaminated with microbes. Meat from healthy animals become contaminated at slaughter. Read More...

August 14, 2015 Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol sweetener low in glycemic index but also known to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver necrosis in dogs. Read More...

December 8, 2014 Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Recent Studies have shown that 14 to 17% of dogs suffer from separation anxiety and 30% of dogs are surrendered to animal control as a result of perceived behavior problems. Read More...

July 23, 2014 Quality of Life Scale (HHHHHMM Scale)

Pet owners can use this Quality of Life Scale to determine the overall well-being of their pets. Score your pets using a scale of: 0 to 10 (10 being ideal). Read More...