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Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Your Dog

September 01, 2022
Dog in sand dunes

Training your dog can feel like a full-time job. However, there are certain strategies you can use to increase the efficiency of the dog training process. Read on as a vet shares some tips on how to encourage positive behavior in your dog. Positive Reinforcement Is Key The goal of dog training is to create a well-behaved dog who will listen to your commands. The most effective way to achieve this goal is by using … Read More »

Cat Care Tips for the Summer Heat 

August 01, 2022
Cat lying on couch

The summer is heating up, and so are our pets. But how do cats keep cool in hot weather? Read on as a vet offers a few good tips for keeping your feline friend safe and comfortable during the sweltering months of summer. Summertime Dangers for Cats   Summer is a great time to spend outside. Your cat probably loves the sun and warmth just as much as you do. But there are also some … Read More »

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 15, 2022
Dog running in water

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

Whippet Day

July 01, 2022
Whippet standing on rocks

July 4th is mostly known in the States for being America’s birthday. Among our canine companions, however, it’s important for another reason. It’s Whippet Day! A vet discusses these ‘pawesome’ pups below.  Basics Whippets are closely related to Greyhounds. In fact, they look like a smaller version of the famous race dogs. They are categorized in the Hound Group and, like Greyhounds, are specifically listed as sighthounds. Like many other sighthounds, they are characterized by … Read More »

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June Is National Adopt a Cat Month

June 01, 2022
Sleeping kitten

It’s June, and it’s National Adopt a Cat Month! The start of summer marks kitten season, a time when many little kitties end up homeless because their owners can’t find homes for them. Throughout the month of June, National Adopt a Cat organizers work diligently, promoting cat adoptions across the country. And why wouldn’t they? Cats can be loving companions that are easy to keep. Read on to find out more about this campaign and … Read More »

Fun Facts About Chihuahuas

May 01, 2022
Tan and black chihuahua

Chihuahua Appreciation Day is coming up on May 14th. These tiny dogs have some big hearts, and legions of devoted fans. Fido is quite popular, and consistently makes the AKC’s list of top 20 breeds. A vet lists some fun facts about the Chihuahua below. Tiny Dog The Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds out there. According to breed standards, they should weigh no more than 6 pounds, though it’s not uncommon for … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Meet The Ukranian Levkoy

April 01, 2022
The Ukranian Levkoy

As you may have seen, the conflict in Ukraine is affecting not just its people, but also its animals, which has been very sad to see. Cats are very popular pets in Ukraine, just as they are here. However, while Ukrainians have all sorts of feline friends, only one breed originated in the region: the Levkoy. A vet takes a look at this unusual kitty below. History The Ukrainian Levkoy is a fairly new cat. … Read More »

National Akita Day 

March 01, 2022
Tan and White Akita

March 8th is Akita Day! These big, fluffy dogs have some very devoted fans, and are definitely worth celebrating. In fact, Japan has declared the Akita a national treasure. A local vet discusses this extraordinary pooch below. History Akitas originated as hunting dogs in the mountains of northern Japan. Nowadays, these smart, loyal dogs are mostly kept as pets, but they are sometimes found working as therapy dogs or as guard dogs.  A Close Call … Read More »

Posted in General, General News

February Is National Cat Health Month

February 01, 2022
Grey cat leaning on table

For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life.  Here are a … Read More »

Fido’s Year in Review

January 01, 2022
Two dogs looking at the camera

Happy New Year! Over the next few days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. Of course, no annual recap would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! A vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021 below.  The Name Game This year’s analysis of popular pet names found Covid-related dog names, as Fauci, Pfizer, and Zoom becoming quite popular. High-tech names, such as Siri and Google, are also on the rise.  Stress Hate … Read More »

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