Rabies in Dogs -Part 2

Rabies in dogs is a severe, and often fatal, viral polioencephalitis that specifically affects the gray matter of the dog’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious […]

Pica in cats

Pica in cats is a term used to describe the consumption of non-edible materials. It is most frequently seen in certain breeds, such as Siamese, Burmese, Tonkinese and other Oriental types, leading to the suggestion that there may be a genetic component with the trait passing down particular family lines. However other domestic cats with […]

Rabies in Dogs -Part 1

Rabies in dogs is a severe, and often fatal, viral polioencephalitis that specifically affects the gray matter of the dog’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious […]

Is Your Cat Afraid of the Vacuum Cleaner?

The vacuum cleaner is something that is brought out of the closet on a regular basis in most homes. For some cats, this is no big deal but for many, fear of the vacuum cleaner can trigger total panic. Even if a cat has lived in the home with that dreaded vacuum cleaner year after […]

Tips to Control Litter Box Odor

Litter box odor can be the toughest part of living with a cat. Even if it doesn’t bother you, having friends over who “smell cat” is embarrassing. On the other hand, having friends over who remark about seeing, but not smelling, your cat feels great. Here are some simple steps you can take to fight […]

Can Dogs Drink Milk?

So many, might be surprised to hear that cats really shouldn’t ever be poured a bowl of milk. But, when it comes to their four-legged counterparts, is there a similar answer to the question: Can dogs drink milk? There may not be a simple yes or no response, but there are a few guidelines to […]

Cat That Drinks From the Toilet

Ok, this is definitely not a fun subject to discuss but if you have a cat that drinks from the toilet, it’s something you want dealt with quickly and effectively. So why do some cats actually prefer drinking from the toilet instead of their own water bowls? For some cats, the cooler temperature of the […]

Dog Constipation and How to Treat It

Dog constipation is defined as the inability to defecate normally. Much like humans, older dogs are more prone to this condition, though it can happen to any breed of dog at any age. Constipation in dogs should not be ignored, as extended periods of distress can cause serious health concerns. What to watch for A […]

Dogs in Summer

Summer is upon us and this means both dogs and owners tend to be more active. From coast to coast our canine companions are being invited to go more places with us. This means our dogs now have to contend with more distractions and new stresses. Are dogs in summer ready to become your constant […]

Common Health Concerns in an Overweight Cat

Concerned about how round your cat has become, or even notice your cat losing weight too quickly? It’s easy for people to realize they’ve gained too much when their pants get a little snug. When it comes to a feline friend, however, its up to you to watch for warning signs that you have an […]