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Adopting a new puppy is the surest way to bring added joy to your home. The happy, wagging tail and  smiling face of your new puppy are sure to send your entire household over the moon. But once the immediate joy fades, it’s clear that you have a lot of responsibility on your hands. But […]

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  Bath time for dogs is always an interesting time; you never know what the experience will be like. You may be able to easily lull your stinky Fido into the tub for a cleanse. Or you may find it easier to drag your dog to the vet than get him into the tub. Either […]

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  Are you aware that there are illnesses dogs and humans have in common?  Some can be transmitted from your dog to you while others are just ordinary maladies dogs and humans share. Preventing your dog from becoming infected with some of these illnesses or seeking veterinary care as soon as possible could prevent you […]

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  Have you ever noticed the small tag-along toenails attached to your dog’s leg higher up on the paw? Most dogs typically have some form of dewclaws. They may seem like a nuisance and you’re probably constantly worried about them causing pain to your dog. Why are they there? What purpose do dewclaws serve? Let’s […]

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  Everyone is familiar with “eye boogers”, sticky wet mucus that builds up in the corners of our eyes, typically after sleeping. Eye boogers aren’t exclusive to humans; even dogs suffer from them. While the sticky discharge can oftentimes be normal in your dog, there are instances when they can be a a sign of […]

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Let’s face it, your family dog loves going for a ride in your car. Every time he hears the jingling of car keys, he probably charges for the door like Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time. While having Fido along for the ride may be exciting and always a bit of fun, your […]

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  We have all seen the sad commercials of wounded puppies and kittens on a slide show set to Sarah McLaughlin. Seeing those poor animals makes even the most passive of animal lover want to spring into action. April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. But what can you do? Aside from donating […]

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For years, candles have been a great source of aromatherapy. They make rooms smell amazing and can turn even a boring meatloaf dinner into romantic cuisine. While this popular bath-time luxury brings you relaxation, have you ever thought about what your candles are doing to your cat? Although you may think everything is fine, is […]

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Humans are too familiar with the sound of a hiccup. Almost reflexively, once we hear the gulp of air, we prepare our scariest scream and a huge glass of water to cure the ailing family member or friend. But what happens when your cat Fluffy gets the hiccups? What does it mean!? Is scaring your […]

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  You’re alone in the house when you hear a strange dripping sound coming from the bathroom. You make your way to the door and are frightened by the sight! It’s your family pet drinking from the toilet. While the idea of your four-legged family member quenching his thirst from your porcelain throne is disgusting, […]

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