Category: Pet Health & Wellness

Do these Genes make me look fat? Dog Obesity is a HUGE problem!

While some dog breeds are more prone to becoming overweight or obese, nearly half of the nation’s dogs and cats suffer some level of tipping the scales beyond their breed standards. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) reports that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs suffer from excess weight. Dr. Jerry Klein, AKC…

Covid’s Impact on Pet Health

      As we unpack the past 2 years, the requirement to embrace change became necessary during unprecedented upheaval. We found creative ways to entertain ourselves indoors and learned to Zoom. We’ve emerged from the Covid cocoon, yet what about our pets? Dogs born and/or acquired in 2020 were kept in isolation too. Robbed…

The Yin and Yang of Spay and Neuter

Opinions are mixed regarding the ideal age to spay or neuter your dog.  Rescue groups and animal shelters spay and neuter as quickly as possible to avoid unwanted litters.  Some veterinarians, most breeders and owners may lean toward delaying these procedures past the first 6 months of age to avoid potential health risks later. These…

In-Home Pet Care and Diagnostic Vet Services for Dogs and Cats

  Google analysts report that search trends have skyrocketed for “24/7” services and we want major convenience evidenced by the frequent use of key words “near me” when browsing online. While it’s almost impossible to find 24/7 resources in any industry, we can expect door-to-door delivery of desired provisions. Pet owners can now subscribe to…

A Dog’s New Year Resolution List

As you consider your personal goals for the New Year, those inner-most visions for positive change and renewed health and vitality, take a minute to consider what your dog might want from you in 2022. As you fill in the calendar of a new year, please include your dog, or family of pets, regarding their…

Proper Dog Nutrition-what’s in your Dog’s Food bowl?

  Feeding your dog properly is important for a healthier, longer life. It’s helpful to know what compounds are crucial for your dog’s health, to obtain the best possible results – from the bowl to the tummy! What are the main nutritional requirements for dogs? One thing to keep in mind is that every dog’s…

Tips to keep Fido cool and safe in the Summer

Dog Days of Summer   When someone refers to the Dog Days of Summer, they are actually referencing the hottest time of the year, typically July 3-August 11.  The phrase has its origins from the Greeks and Romans when the Sirius “Dog Star” appeared to rise before the sun in late July. Sirius, the Dog…

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

  The holiday season marks the end of the year and fresh beginnings, with all the joys of gift giving and festive, family celebrations. Your pets are family too and should also benefit by the added gaiety of the holiday spirit. As you prepare your home for the holidays, please keep in mind that not…

Is Social Distancing Impacting your Pet?

When is too much of a good thing not a good thing? While many dogs and cats have benefitted by our round-the-clock presence with constant attention and non-stop belly rubs, are they prepared for our eventual return to work and offsite activities? Dogs especially thrive on predictable routines. Your absence while at the office, church,…

When is a dog considered a Senior? You’ll be surprised at the answer…

  If your dog is rounding the corner at 6 years of age, you may now own a senior (depending on the breed). VCA, with over 750 hospitals and 4700+ Primary Care Veterinarians explains it this way: Pets age at a faster rate than people. It is a popular misconception that one calendar year equates…