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Archive for 'Health Care'

3 Ways You Can Help Your Pet Avoid Dry Skin

November 19, 2015

Winter is coming and with it comes chilly temperatures and indoor heating. Cold air holds less moisture than warm air, so winter tends to be drying, especially for people further north. I think most of us can tell this because our clothes get static-y and when we touch people or our furkids, we tend to accidently shock each other! Hair and fur can suffer the…  

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Is My Pet’s Upset Stomach a Serious Problem?

November 16, 2015

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, or elude diagnostic tests, or require hospitalization or…  

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Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

November 03, 2015

Itchy pets always top any list of common ailments that make pet owners take their pets to the veterinarian. And there are lots of things that can make a dog itchy! Most common is atopy, or the doggy version of hay fever. This seasonal allergy to pollen causes more canine misery than any other one that I can think of. Dogs with atopy lick, chew…  

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12 Reasons Why Senior Pets ROCK!

November 02, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, with news about the best pets ever! November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!   I’m not quite a senior, but I’ve been around long enough to know that senior pets rock! And unfortunately, older pets left at shelters or needing new families have the hardest time finding homes. I’d like to invite you to help me change that! Here are…  

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