Category: Pet Health & Wellness

How to Recognize and Treat Pet Separation Anxiety

  As we unpack the past 2 years, we have hopefully developed a greater sense of resilience and flexibility when our landscape changes. Let’s also consider how our pets have been impacted.  Dogs born and/or acquired in 2020 were kept in isolation too. Robbed of the opportunity to stroll freely in public, socialize with other…

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…

Dog Visits Heal Owners in the Hospital

    For those of us who are dutifully committed to our dogs and cats, with a nothing-will-get-between-me-and my-pet devotion, with equal reciprocation, it may not surprise you to learn that many hospitals are now recognizing the therapeutic value of a pet visit when the owner (their patient) is hospitalized. Separate from therapy-trained dog programs,…

How to Pick the Right Bone for your Dog

    Chew bones are engaging for all dogs who love to chew and allows them to release their “inner wolf” when it comes to this instinctive behavior. Think about it…in the wild, every bit of the kill is devoured including the meat left on the bones. Once satiated, the bone is buried to be…