A Pet Owner’s Guide to Kidney Failure

The kidneys are part of the urinary tract, and function to filter toxins, waste, and extra water from the bloodstream. The filtered material is carried to the bladder as urine, and expelled from the body. The kidneys also help to control blood pressure, produce red blood cells, and keep the body’s electrolytes balanced. If these [...]

8 Tips to Prevent Your Dog from the Back-to-School Blues

You have replenished your children’s wardrobe, and bought all the necessary back-to-school items. Before they get on the bus, ensure your dog will be able to adjust to these new circumstances. Your dog likely has enjoyed having their small humans around all the time, and they may not be too happy to see them leave. [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet Needs to be Spayed or Neutered

You love your cat or dog, and their health care is important to you to help them live a long, happy life. Nothing is more critical for your pet’s overall health and well-being than preventive care, which includes regular physical exams, screening tests, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and spaying or neutering. Although you may be concerned [...]

Learning to Speak Dog: 4 Odd Dog Behaviors Explained

Our canine friends are an integral part of the family, and often are our best friend, confidant, exercise partner, and movie-watching cuddle buddy. Dogs have unique ways of communicating with each other, and they can use these same behaviors to communicate with you. While it may appear they are trying to entertain you with their [...]

5 Ways to Set Your Puppy Up for Success

A new puppy in your family is an exciting and often hectic time that involves a lot of preparation and planning. From puppy breath kisses and couch cuddles, to potty training and meeting new friends, your puppy’s first year will be a steep learning curve filled with discovery. Puppies are energetic fluff balls who, like [...]

Holiday Safety 101: Pet Owners’ Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But, wait! There arose such a clatter—not from the lawn, nor from the roof, but instead from the front room, there came a woof. You bolted out of bed to check on the noise, and discovered [...]

Hallucinogenic Mushroom Poisoning in Pets

Hallucinogenic mushroom poisoning in pets is on the rise since Denver voters approved the decriminalization of “magic” mushrooms. It is not as common as marijuana, but it is occurring. And it is very dangerous. “Magic” mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocin, which are related to LSD. Because the mushrooms are bitter, they are often dipped in [...]

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