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What are BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin?

What are BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin? Foods will usually spoil without some form of temperature control or preservatives. BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are chemical antioxidants designed to extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage (rancidity) of pet foods and pet treats. Chemical additives and artificial preservatives such as BHA,...

Pet Waste Nuisance

It is a warm spring day, so you decide to indulge yourself by taking a walk barefoot in the grass.  As you stroll along you feel like your in “heaven” and then you step in a pile of dog feces.  The problem with dog waste goes well beyond the...

A Pet’s Ten Commandments

A Pet’s Ten Commandments 1.  My life is likely to last 10-15 years.  Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2.  Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3.  Place your trust in me.  It is crucial for my well-being. 4.  Don’t be angry with me for long and...

Agility: a Popular and Enjoyable Dog Sport

  One of the fastest growing sports today is Agility for Dogs. It is both an exciting spectator sport, attracting a lot of nationwide attention, as well as a challenging and very enjoyable activity for dogs and their humans. It is an excellent activity for building confidence in a dog since...

Why Dogs Bark ?

Why Dogs Bark Dog Barking at Night The simple answer is to ignore the dog. By barking, it is training you to respond. You might have a few noisy nights but you will be showing it that barking is not productive. Certainly do not respond by shouting or scolding.   If you...

Cat Barriers

Cat Barriers Like dogs, letting your kitties roam in the neighborhood unattended could cause some disturbances, damages and troubles. To avoid these problems, a cat barrier is the best solution to let your kitty enjoy the great outdoors safely. Depending on what type of cat barrier you choose, you and your...

Cat Owner’s Responsibility

Cat Owner’s Responsibility When considering whether to add a cat as a new family member, you may want to first consider a cat owner’s responsibility.  A cat is not just a living ornament for your house-although it may complement it beautifully-there are many things to consider when buying a cat....

Chronic Diarrhea in Pets

Chronic Diarrhea in Pets The premier topic for this blog is also the one most frequently asked about – chronic diarrhea. Whether the pet is a cat or a dog, at least 80% of the requests for help revolve around this issue. Chronic diarrhea is usually diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome...

Coping with Bereavement

Coping With Bereavement When our dog dies we feel we have lost a relationship based on mutual trust, unconditional love and understanding. Our dogs understand us better than our closest human companions, they read our body language and their sense of smell lets them know whether we are ill or indeed...

CPR For Pets

CPR For Pets If you’ve ever been to a CPR class, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the basics of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. First, check to make sure the patient has a clear airway, then check to see if the patient is breathing, check whether the patient has a heartbeat and, if the patient awakens...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCL) is the tearing of an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee), resulting in partial or complete joint instability, pain, and lameness. Torn ligaments retract, do not heal, and cannot be repaired completely. If the injury is not treated, damage to...

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Cats

The knee joint of the cat is one of the weakest in the body. Just as football players frequently suffer knee injuries, the cat also has knee injuries. The knee joint is relatively unstable because there is no interlocking of bones in the joint. Instead, the two main bones,...

Does Your Dog Suffer From Heartworms?

Dog heartworm is a common disease among canines in the United States. Discovered in 1856, the worms mainly live in your dog’s heart and major blood vessels. The worms, especially on worst cases, seriously impair the heart’s operations. Worse, they could also clog your dog’s blood vessels. These infections result...

Doggoned Separation Anxiety

Doggoned Separation Anxiety Dr. Jo Ann Eurell knows what it’s like to have a dog with separation anxiety.  “My son’s Lab, Mandy, had serious separation anxiety which escalated whenever we took her to strange surroundings. Mandy would work herself up salivating and drooling when we tried to leave. And she was...

Ears Stand Corrected: Cosmetic Surgery For Pets

Cosmetic Surgery For Pets Are you irked by your Schnauzer’s drooping ears or by your Siamese’s tail that can clear off a coffee table in the disastrous blink of an eye? Is your Doberman barking too loudly and your American Bobtail scratching too deeply? In today’s society, there are myriad...

Einstein or Stooge: Measuring Canine Intelligence

Measuring Canine Intelligence It’s only natural for us to look for signs of intelligence in our dogs. Heck, even doggies that aren’t that bright occasionally display shards of brilliance in their everyday behavior, whether it’s darting out of the path of a falling pot or smiling at the faraway music...

Essential Fatty Acids and Pets

Essential Fatty Acids and Pets Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are fundamentally important for all animals. EFAs play a major role in the maintenance of healthy coat and skin for cats, dogs, and horses. Cell membranes in the animals’ skin, fur, nails and hair are made from essential fatty acids. Like...

Flowers & Plants that can be Harmful to Cats

Cats love plants the way dogs love chocolate, which is strange because cats are mainly carnivores. However, though most animal species learn to stay away from things that make them sick, cats will eat plants over and over with the same results. Does this sound familiar, you lactose-intolerant people...

Fur Not Good Sunscreen

Fur Not Good Sunscreen You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved one spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be half-right. You know we must protect our children and ourselves from the sun. But do you know that...

How to Control Ants Without Poison

How to Control Ants Without Poison Ants are pests in the house.  In the home common ants aren’t harmful, but they are a nuisance. There are many natural repellants which can be used to discourage ants from kitchen counters, pantries, and other areas where food lures them in. As a first step...

How to Select the Perfect Kitty Companion

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to adopt a kitty companion.  That’s great! Kittens are wonderful pets, providing companionship, love and affection.  That said there are some key things you should consider when adopting your first kitten. Caring For Kitty The first thing you have to acknowledge is that owning a kitty does require...

How to Stop Your Cat Spraying

How to Stop Your Cat Spraying The cat backs up to the door, lifts the tail and releases a fine spray of urine. Yes, your cat is spraying. You have a problem. But one you can solve. Figures from the British Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors say that aggression in dogs...

Is Pet Dental Health Really Important?

Is Pet Dental Health Really Important? Many veterinarians stress the importance of oral hygiene because tooth and gum problems are common medical conditions seen in pets. If left unchecked, an unhealthy mouth can affect the liver, kidneys, heart and even the brain. So when you lean in to give your pet...

Is Your Pet Living a Green Life?

 Tips for Helping Your Pet Live a Green Life: 1)  Buy natural pet food & treats.  2)  Use chemical free, natural products to bathe and clean up after your pets. 3)   Buy biodegradable poop bags to pick up after your pet. 4)   Purchase your leash, collar, toys and beds made from recycled materials. 5)  Wipe...

Is Your Pet’s Dental Health Really Important

Is Pet Dental Health Really Important? Many veterinarians stress the importance of oral hygiene because tooth and gum problems are common medical conditions seen in pets. If left unchecked, an unhealthy mouth can affect the liver, kidneys, heart and even the brain. So when you lean in to give your pet...

Jerkey Treats and Dog Deaths

DEET and Drug Amatadine in Dog Jerky Treats The Veterinary News Network recently published a story which claims: “Chicken jerky treats consumed by dogs that became sick have been found to be tainted by the insect repellent DEET and the drug amantadine, according to a veterinary pathologist leading an independent...

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