What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Written by Dr. Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, DVM, WCHP-AH | Featured on Vetericyn.com

Cats scratch and clean themselves all the time. You, as a normally distracted human being, probably don’t pay any more attention to their occasional itches than to their hairballs. But if you notice your animal companion is frequently scratching or continually grooming . . . → Read More: What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies

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You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family cuts himself or gets injured. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or has a seizure?

Knowing some basic pet first-aid techniques could mean the difference between life and death. Here are some . . . → Read More: First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies

Health Tip: 7 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Article Featured on US News

For the 85 million families who own pets in the United States, your furry friends can feel like family. An important part of ownership is investing in your pet’s health, says the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Overcoming Obesity in Small Dogs

Article Featured on Hillspet.com

Because of their little and darling, or small and scrappy, stature small dogs are experts at inspiring the most coddling. They can especially excel at eliciting more treats out of their pet parents. This means that parents have to be on their because small and miniature dogs are just as . . . → Read More: Overcoming Obesity in Small Dogs

First aid tips for pet owners

Article Featured on AVMA

What would you do if: …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter? …your cat had a seizure right in front of you? …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping? …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? . . . → Read More: First aid tips for pet owners

Nutrition Guide for Your Dog

If you own a dog or are thinking about getting one, it is important to understand your dog’s nutrition needs in order to keep him or her healthy. It is always tempting to just buy the first or cheapest dog food you see at the grocery store, but do you really know what is . . . → Read More: Nutrition Guide for Your Dog

We need to stop letting our pets get fat

Our animals are increasingly obese, but we can help them get healthy.

By Deborah Linder/The Conversation | Featured on Popular Science

When I looked at my appointment book for the day, I thought something must be wrong. Someone who worked in the fitness industry was bringing his cat in to the Tufts Obesity Clinic . . . → Read More: We need to stop letting our pets get fat

Our Checklist for Your Pet’s Full-Body Health

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You probably see your pet every day. And he may look perfectly fine to you, but how can you tell if he isn’t? The short answer is sometimes you can’t. That’s why it’s so important to schedule regular wellness visits with your veterinarian — even if your pet seems totally . . . → Read More: Our Checklist for Your Pet’s Full-Body Health

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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Pet Fire Safety 101: How to Prepare for the Unexpected

According to the American Kennel Club, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year. To raise awareness about this important topic, July 15th has been named been National Pet Fire Safety Day. To help ensure your pet does not become affected by fire, we’ve put together a list of five fire safety . . . → Read More: Pet Fire Safety 101: How to Prepare for the Unexpected