Your dog may be the picture of good dog health — but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an embarrassing habit: humping. A form of masturbation in which dogs mount and thrust up against people, other animals, or objects, humping is normal dog behavior for the most part (both male and female dogs are known… Continue reading Help for a Humping Dog
When Should a Pet Be Put to Sleep?
Euthanasia is a method of humanely and quietly inducing the death of a pet. While euthanasia can help end your pet's pain and suffering, deciding when your pet is ready to be put to sleep may be one of the hardest decisions you will make. Sometimes a sudden illness, accident, or other pet health emergency… Continue reading When Should a Pet Be Put to Sleep?
10 Cat Exercises Your Pet Will Enjoy
Enticing your dog to get active with a walk around the block or a game of fetch is a no-brainer and a fairly common pet health practice. But when it comes to cats, many people don’t realize the value of exercise. Many veterinarians recommend cat workouts to keep cats healthy well into their old age.… Continue reading 10 Cat Exercises Your Pet Will Enjoy
8 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog From Barking – Pet Health Center – Everyday Health
Dogs bark to communicate with each other and with their owners, but sometimes all that barking can get out of hand. Constant barking can fray a family’s nerves and create turmoil in a neighborhood. But keep in mind that your dog is trying to tell you something by barking. Before you quiet him down, you… Continue reading 8 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog From Barking – Pet Health Center – Everyday Health
7 Small Pets That Could Be Right for You
Pets can be great sources of companionship and comfort, and the health benefits of keeping a pet are well documented. Pet owners often experience increased self-esteem and reduced feelings of loneliness, and they may even gain physical health benefits such as lowered heart rate and blood pressure. But maybe you aren’t up to the challenge… Continue reading 7 Small Pets That Could Be Right for You
Pros and Cons Of Bark Collars
A bark collar is a specific type of training collar that is worn by a dog with a tendency to bark excessively. It is designed to negatively reinforce the barking behavior and, over time, cause the dog to avoid that behavior. The use of bark collars has become controversial during recent years and many people… Continue reading Pros and Cons Of Bark Collars
Pet Astrology: Are You And Your Pet Compatible?
Knowing your zodiac sign can give you insight into your personal characteristics and traits, but did you know it can do the same thing for your pet? Pet astrology can be a fun way to learn about what makes your pet tick. Find the pet horoscope for your furry friend below. Aquarius (January 20 –… Continue reading Pet Astrology: Are You And Your Pet Compatible?
Parvovirus-Like Symptoms Seen in Michigan Dog Deaths
Michigan authorities are investigating a mysterious illness that has killed more than 20 dogs this summer, often striking puppies or younger animals and killing them within a few days. All the animals died in Otsego County from what officials described as a parvovirus-like condition, the Otsego County Animal Shelter said in an August 19 post… Continue reading Parvovirus-Like Symptoms Seen in Michigan Dog Deaths
How You Feed Your Pets Can Make Them and You Sick
For most of us, food safety habits — like washing our hands before preparing a meal and giving our plate a rinse before placing it in the dishwasher — are second nature. But would it surprise you to know that you should be following those same protocols when feeding and cleaning up after your pet?… Continue reading How You Feed Your Pets Can Make Them and You Sick
How to Get Virtual Veterinary Care for Your Pet
Even in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, pet owners who want to talk with their veterinarian at a safe distance have options: telemedicine or telehealth. And yes, there’s a difference. Just as medical appointments for humans have moved into the virtual realm since the beginning of the pandemic — with healthcare consultations being done… Continue reading How to Get Virtual Veterinary Care for Your Pet