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Outside Uh-Oh's

Dogs love being outside, and these tips will help protect them. I was born and raised on a small family farm/ ranch in Southern Idaho...

Your cat's dental health

A sudden boycott at mealtime might be due to dental pain.Ever chomp down on a piece of taffy only to have it tear out a filling? This is a surprising ...

Pet Parasites

From minor irritations to life-threatening conditions, parasites can pose a health risk to our furry friends. In some cases, pets can even trans...

Holiday pet safety & travel tips

While celebrating with friends and family during the busy holiday season, it can be all too easy to be distracted from potential hazards to your pet...

What to expect at your pet's annual check-up

Your pet's annual exam is an ideal time for your veterinarian to take a close look at the overall health of your pal. In addition to making sure...

New puppy checklist & preparation tips

With all the excitement of welcoming a new puppy into your home, it can be easy to overlook stocking up on all of the essential items and suppli...

Dog & cat allergies: Symptoms & treatment

If your dog or cat is scratching, he (or she) isn’t alone. Skin problems plague furry pets everywhere, and allergies are a leading cause of itch...

Could my cat's sore be a food allergy?

Ever see a sore on your cat and wonder what’s going on? If you find a spot without fur that looks inflamed, often round and on the back between ...

How well can your dog smell?

Tall, short, fat or skinny, all dogs have one thing in common: an amazing sense of smell. Dog noses are not only cute and kissable, but useful to! Ou...

Wet vs. dry cat food

Asking a vet to declare which cat food type is best – canned cat food or dry cat food – treads controversial waters. No matter what answer...

Let's talk about kennel cough

Kennel Cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection in the upper airways of dogs. Although mostly commonly associated with a harsh cough, kennel ...

10 things you didn’t know about your dog’s ears

You probably know that dogs have and excellent hearing range. They are the first to notice a small noise or distant doorbell. But can some dogs h...

What causes kitten diarrhea?

Kitten diarrhea typically comes from either a parasite problem or a dietary problem. Hookworms and roundworms (both long, white worms that damage t...

Pet check up timeline

Just like humans, pets sometimes feel anxious and tense. Often, the underlying cause is health-related — perhaps pain from an aching tooth or ar...

Puppy teeth & dental care

Brush up on puppy dental care Taking care of your puppy's teeth is a vital part of keeping it healthy. According to the American Veterinary Dental S...

Keeping a healthy cat

Help your cat age gracefully When your cat was a kitten, you gave your cat toys to provide extra stimulation and excitement. During her prime years, ...

10 common eye problems in dogs

10 reasons your dog can’t see clearly Find out the most common causes for your dog’s eye ailments. From watery and itchy eyes to foggy a...

Bad breath in dogs

A strong odor could indicate a health concern. By Marcia King Your pooch comes up to give you a nice big kiss, and that breath almost knocks you out...

5 signs your cat is sick

Cats won’t tell you they’re sick. In fact, as an innate protective measure, cats often hide illness. Showing such vulnerability in the wil...

Paralyzed dog rehabilitation

Physical therapy helps paralyzed dogs live on. By Katie Costello, Edited by Samantha Meyers You find your dog unable to walk and rush him to your ve...

Top 5 cat hairball questions answered

By anastasia thrift Your cat is throwing up. She might have hairballs. Your cat is hacking and heaving. He might have hairballs. You just stepped i...

Vaccination timeline for dogs and puppies

Here's where new dog owners can get all the basic information on shots and de-worming. By Jon Geller Have you welcomed a new dog into your house? Wh...

10 cat teeth cleaning tips

See how to boost health by brushing kitty’s teeth Our little predators have chompers with big purpose. Cats’ mouths are designed to serve...

How to tell if your cat is fat or fit

By Anastasia Thrift, Illustration by Tom Kimball, Design by Jerome Callens Recent studies show that housecats are getting fatter. Could your pet be...

New puppy checklist

Getting a new puppy? Get prepared! A must have list for your new dog. The shopping list for a new puppy can be long and expensive. When added to the ...

How to travel safely with pets

Many of us wouldn't dream of taking a trip without our pets, whether across town or across the country. The good news is, with a little pr...

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