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Summer Care and Safety for Dogs

Summer is an incredible season for outdoor fun with our dogs. However, as summer leads to warmer weather, pet owners need to take special precautions for their dogs.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

During these dog days of summer, it’s tough to keep cool — especially when you’re wearing a fur coat. It’s easy for your best friend to overheat, which poses dangers to his health. Luckily, there are some simple ways to help keep your dog comfortable during the hot summer months. (more…)

Why Does My Cat… Blink Slowly at Me?

Have you ever noticed how a cat will sometimes seem to look at you and then do a “ slow blink” and then maybe even look away? You might wonder all sorts of things: Is my cat bored? Is she sleepy? Is she content? This “slow blink” behavior is very normal, though, and I can help you figure out […]

Cat Friendly Practices Can Reduce Stress of Vet Visits – Cat Owners

For many cats and owners, a trip to the veterinarian can be a cause of severe stress. It’s critical for cat owners to understand the importance of routine veterinary check-ups. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is helping in the education process with the launch of its new 3-part video series about its Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program.

Study identifies motivating factors to get owners walking their dogs regularly

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. pored over 31 scientific papers from both human and veterinary literature and learned something that is already widely known – a large segment of the dog population does not get walked enough.

But then they took the next step by using the prior studies to develop ideas for motivating owners to […]

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in […]

Is Cat Poop A Danger For Public Health?

Every year, 1.2 metric tons of cat feces are deposited in the US, raising the risk of infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, researchers from the Stanley Medical Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University Medical Center reported in Trends in Parasitology (July 10th, 2013 issue).

Some cat feces are contaminated with Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan known to cause toxoplasmosis epidemics […]