What to Do During a Dog Fight

Most dogs want to socialize with members of their own species, otherwise they are living through a form of solitary confinement. Sure, dogs love human companionship, but every now and then they just want to hang out with someone who speaks their own (body) language. But allowing dogs to get together isn’t without risk. Canine […]

Cat Awake at Night?

Is your cat awake at night? Because cats are nocturnal they prefer to be up at night. Because they are predators they may sleep up to 16 hours a day. One of the most common complaints we get about cats from their owners is that the cats keep them up at night. There are several […]

Types of Dog Aggression

Aggressive dogs are speaking out. They are sick and tired of being treated like stuffed animals, kissing strangers and tolerating rude behavior from kids and family members alike. When a dog bites out of fear or intense frustration, a pleasing chemical reaction takes place in its brain. Biting releases dopamine, the same neurotransmitter implicated with […]

How to Give Liquid Medications to Cats

If your cat is not on dietary restrictions, your veterinarian said the medication can be given with food, and the dose is small, the easiest way may be to mix it with a small amount of canned food. It is best to give a small amount of the food without the medication first. This lowers […]

Benefits of Cat Ownership

Many people feel that a house only becomes a home when a cat lives there. Here are some benefits to cat ownership which will surprise even the most devoted of cat-people. If your family includes a cat, you’re in good company. Cats are popular pets and they bring much love and joy to their human […]

Unsafe Human Foods for Dogs

Dogs are naturally curious. Given the chance, they will eat just about anything, which can become problematic when they get into something that they shouldn’t be eating. It’s important to know that dogs have a different digestive system than humans, so they cannot eat all the same foods that humans can eat. Here is some unsafe […]

Burns in Cats – Part 2

When you think of burns in cats, you usually think of touching something very hot or on fire. Scalding is being burned by hot liquids. Burns, meanwhile, can also be from chemical or electrical causes. Veterinary Care Diagnosis The diagnosis is based on the information you provide and examination of the cat. Additional tests may […]

Burns in Cats – Part 1

When you think of burns in cats, you usually think of touching something very hot or on fire. Scalding is being burned by hot liquids. Burns, meanwhile, can also be from chemical or electrical causes. Burn victims often have other problems like shock or smoke inhalation. Cats can be treated, but the more extensive the […]

Cat Car Sickness

Dogs and humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from car sickness or motion sickness. Cats can also develop gastrointestinal distress while traveling in the car, and for some, traveling by air or boat can induce the same reaction. Here are some advice for cat car sickness. Symptoms of cat car sickness Vomiting is, […]

Runny Nose in Cats

The source of a runny nose in cats is typically in the upper respiratory organs, such as the nasal cavities, sinuses, and postnasal area. However, if the cat has a swallowing disorder or a digestive tract disease, secretions may be forced into the postnasal area. If the secretions are coming from the eyes, it may […]