How to Select a Kitten That's Right for You

Original Article By Vetstreet.com

Adopting a new kitten can seem like a daunting responsibility, especially if it’s your first. This guide will help you determine exactly which kitty will be a good match for your lifestyle. . . . → Read More: How to Select a Kitten That’s Right for You

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Cat from a Shelter

Original Article By Pet Health Network

If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites.

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Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems

Original Article from Science Daily

Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems, according to a new Oregon State University study.

The study, published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, sheds light on how people influence animal behavior, said study lead author Lauren Brubaker, a doctoral student in OSU’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab.

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Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Original Article By Carla Baranauckas

On some campuses, therapy dogs are available full-time and even keep office hours.

At some colleges and universities, like Georgetown in Washington, D.C., dogs have been present on campus for years as mascots to sports teams. Increasingly, however, dogs . . . → Read More: Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Fat cat? Here's how much to feed to lose weight

Fat cat? Here’s how much to feed to lose weight

Original Article by Lauren Quinn

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Does your cat lay around all day, only getting up to eat and visit the litter box? Chances are, he’s overweight. Maybe you’ve switched to the “diet” cat food . . . → Read More: Fat cat? Here’s how much to feed to lose weight

My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

Article by Kim Freeman | Found on PreventiveVet

It’s heart-wrenching to hear that your beloved cat has cancer. You may feel angry, confused, depressed, or otherwise emotional. You may immediately feel a sense of loss and start reminiscing about all the good times you’ve spent . . . → Read More: My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

By Caitlin Ultimo | Featured on PetMD

While it’s normal for dogs to take water breaks throughout the day, you may be a bit concerned if you notice your pet drinking excessively. Can a dog drink too much water? And, could it be a sign of . . . → Read More: Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Article By John Gilpatrick | Found on Pet MD

When a veterinarian wants a closer look at an animal’s particular organ, muscle, bone, or other internal body part, he or she may order a CT scan.

While it’s similar to a traditional X-ray, a computed . . . → Read More: CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Respiratory Distress

Respiratory Distress Respiratory distress refers to abnormal effort, rate, or rhythm when a pet tries to breathe. Most types of respiratory distress are considered medical emergencies, so if you notice any changes in your pet’s breathing, contact your veterinarian right away. A variety of conditions can cause respiratory distress, and many of them are treatable . . . → Read More: Respiratory Distress

Spring Forward — For Wildlife

We wanted to share a few tips for from The Humane Society on helping out the wild animals in the neighborhood as many of you may be in your yards enjoying the beautiful spring weather in the next day or so.

Spring Forward — For Wildlife

The first two baby squirrels of the season . . . → Read More: Spring Forward — For Wildlife