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Dog and Cat

Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

Most of us are familiar with diabetes as a condition that affects people, but did you know that dogs and cats can develop diabetes too? It is estimated that around one in every 500 dogs and two in every 500 cats will …
Maine Coon Cat

Playtime a Must for a Healthy Cat

It takes more than just food, water and shelter to keep your cat healthy and happy. It also requires exercise and mental stimulation. From the time they are kittens to the time they are considered senior felines, cats need toys! Especially now …
Jack Russell under Umbrella

Beware of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when normal body cooling mechanisms fail to keep the body temperature in the normal range for that species.  Normal body temperature ranges from 100 to 102.5 degrees Farenheight for dogs and cats.  Panting, the main method of cooling for …
Kittens

Furry Foster Family

It’s no secret that I have a bleeding heart. So when the shelter I volunteer at put an emergency call out for folks to foster kittens, how could I say no? Foster homes are crucial for kittens, who need more individualized attention …
Cat and Smiling Dog

Preventing Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

What would you guess is the top medical condition afflicting cats in the United States?  Lower urinary tract disease is one of the top ranked medical conditions according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, and renal failure comes in a very close second. When …
Acupunture Dog

Can Acupuncture Help My Senior Pet?

Senior pets typically have more than one ailment or injury that requires extra attention. As our pets age, they may also become more anxious, their appetite may decrease, and they may not respond as well to medications that have previously been effective. …
Louis Wain Cat Poker

Cats in Art

Does the name Louis Wain mean anything to you? He was born in 1860 and he made an entire career out of drawing cats. Some say that Louis Wain caused dogs to be replaced by cats in the hearts of his fellow Victorian …
Orange Cat in Blue Litterbox

Thinking Outside the Box

Cats are complicated creatures, and it can be challenging to figure out the things they do. When what they are doing is urinating and/or defecating outside of the litter box, it can be downright frustrating. When litter box habits change, it’s important …