Urine is a literal goldmine of information. When analyzed, it can tell you everything from your pet’s nutritional needs to potential infections. So, what happens when it’s not gold at all? What if, instead, your pet’s urine is red, brown, or full of crystals? Use this decoder to determine what your pet’s urine is trying to tell you. Continue reading “What is your Pet’s Urine Trying to Tell you?”
The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most hazardous for household pets. From festive foods to shiny new “toys,” temptation abounds. Continue reading “6 Pet Safety Tips for a Hazard-Free Holiday”
Most of us know at least one person with diabetes. It’s an endocrine disease on the rise in humans, and fatal if left untreated. But did you realize it’s also prevalent among the animal kingdom? Continue reading “November is Pet Diabetes Month”
Ask yourself if you’ve ever been in this situation before.
You’re just about to drift off to sleep when suddenly you feel a familiar tickle in the back of your throat. Your stomach sinks knowing that when you wake up in the morning, your tonsils will be inflamed and your head will feel foggy. Continue reading “Staying Healthy During Winter– Can You Get Your Dog Sick?”
We’ve all given in to puppy dog eyes now and again. A nibble here, a crumb there. Though it may seem perfectly harmless to feed those hungry eyes once in a while, doing so can quickly lead to a bad habit with serious consequences. Continue reading “Give your Dog A New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution”
If you’ve ever found yourself wincing when your dog yawns or pants in your general direction, you are definitely not alone. Halitosis in dogs is so common that the term “dog breath” has become an idiom for stinky, off-putting breath. But before you buy a gas mask and resign yourself to your fate, take a few moments to learn about some possible causes of—and potential solutions for—your dog’s awful breath. Continue reading “Surprising Foods That Can Improve Your Dog’s Breath”
Spring has sprung, and for many of us, that means rolling up our sleeves, putting on a sun hat, and doing some gardening! It can also mean bringing home new potted plants to live indoors, just to improve air quality and “brighten the place up.” Before you head out to exercise your green thumb, though, it would be wise to brush up on your knowledge of poisonous plants.
How concerned are you with pet food storage techniques? Do you have a designated container or spot in your house where all of the pet supplies “live”? Or do you just stick the bag anywhere it will fit and not really fuss with it? Generally speaking, pet owners don’t put nearly as much thought into how they store their critter food as they do what kind they buy or how much they’re feeding. The good news is that food storage is usually pretty straight-forward; the bad news is that there are some things to keep in mind to ensure that you’re doing it safely. Continue reading “Are You Storing your Pet Food Safely?”