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Concerns About Shedding


Managing Your Pet’s Weight to Help Alleviate Joint Pain


Obesity is a complex disease with influences of genetics, environmental factors, and other diseases. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of the pets in the United States are overweight or obese. Why does this matter? Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk for several diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). Obesity is ultimately caused by consuming more calories than needed. The excess calories are stored are then stored as fat. Hormones and chemicals related to inflammation are […]

The Diet Craze


Diets have been taking the human world by storm; try this! Try that! With all the talk about the best diets for us, we naturally start to wonder about our pets. Are we feeding them to best diet? Should I stay with kibble or pursue raw feeding? Does my furry friend need grain-free food or is it essential? The AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) published this article regarding raw diets. If you are on the fence or just need a […]

Dental Care – Be Aware


There is much more to the daily care of dogs and cats than meets the eye. For example, did you know it’s important to brush your dog or cat’s teeth daily? The mouth and teeth are commonly forgotten among the daily routine of pet care. This article not only provides useful information on how to better care for your pet’s dental hygiene, but also shows a video on what happens internally with periodontal disease.

What in the world…Giardia??!


Giardia is a common zoonotic intestinal parasite, meaning it can be transferred between animals and humans. It is very important to check for giardia in all household animals, especially if they are new to the home. Click the “Read More” button below for some other facts about giardia.

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth (and Why You Should!)


This article includes some great tips of how to start a dental care regimen for your 4-legged kiddos! < Learn more at…>

House Training Your Puppy


Oh the joys of having a puppy! The puppy breath, the endless amounts of energy and love they bring and, UH-OH, the accidents. Here is a great article that helps decipher the great mystery of potty training a puppy.Read more to find out…

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Is Pet Insurance Necessary?


Every wonder if investing in a pet insurance plan is right for you and your pet? Read this article about Chris Guelke and his Lab mix “Watson”. Click here for more info…

So You Want a Puppy?


This article can help you decide whether you are ready for a puppy vs an adult dog. It can also help you research and pick a dog breed that’s right for you… <Read more>