National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​: August 22nd Author- Tori Munguia RVT Pet Emergency Education Instructor Dallas, TX Here are the top 5 reasons routine vet visits are a vital part for your cat to live a long, healthy life. Cats are masters at hiding illness. Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Over 50% of cats are overweight or obese. Just a few extra pounds can put cats at risk for diabetes; heart, respiratory, and kidney disease, and more. Preventive care is better than reactive care. Regular exams can help avoid medicalRead More →

Americans love Independence Day, and rightly so.  It is the celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the biggest party of the summer.  Along with this celebration comes a number of hazards for your four legged friends including the worst of all, fireworks. Also, pets can get into popular foods available at 4th of July parties and cookouts that can be toxic or cause a number of digestive problems. A 2013 study by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences found fireworks were the most common trigger for fearful behavior in dogs. Responses included: trembling shaking hiding seeking comfort destruction urination salivation UnlikeRead More →

By Katherine Novak, Certified Pet CPR Instructor Are you thinking about getting a second dog?  Let’s go over the reasons for this decision.  Is it because you feel like your dog needs someone to keep him company during the day while you are gone?  Is it because you are gone 8 hours a day, or sometimes more?  Is it because when you get home in the evening you are too tired to give your number one dog the attention that he deserves?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please rethink your decision to bring another dog into your life. Here is whatRead More →