Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You put your dog or cat in a crate, car seat or harness when he rides in the car. Seems like the right thing to do, doesn’t it?

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What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Most people have heard of “cat scratch fever” –– or at least they’ve heard the Ted Nugent song. But few know how the disease affects cats and, potentially, their people. The infection, officially called bartonellosis and caused by a bacteria . . . → Read More: What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

By AMY SINATRA AYRES | Article Featured on VetStreet

Tennis balls, sticks and steak bones may be some of your dog’s favorite things. But many well-intentioned owners don’t realize that these items — and other things they may typically give their dogs — can be dangerous.

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Your Smartphone Is Making Your Dog Depressed, Study Says

Original Article By PetMD

A UK-based study found that dogs may be become anxious or depressed when their owners use their smartphones excessively. Unsurprisingly, the study also found

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Why would a cat stop using the litter box?

Original Article from Animal Planet

When a cat stops using the litter box, there’s always a reason. Your first impulse may be to shout at the cat, but that will just frighten and confuse him. Cats are not vengeful, and he is not going outside his box to get back at you for pushing . . . → Read More: Why would a cat stop using the litter box?

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

Story by: Trisha Gedon Original Link

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Pet owners often like spending time outside with family, friends and pets.

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Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

By Samantha Drake

Everyday sounds, like crinkling tin foil, a metal spoon hitting a ceramic bowl, rustling paper or plastic bags, or hammering a nail, can have a worrisome effect on your cat, according to a new study. Researchers say certain high-pitched sounds . . . → Read More: Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Some of us take the phrase, “dog days of summer” quite literally— we want to go everywhere accompanied by our beloved dogs! While this can be great, know that the heat of summer has the potential to be hazardous to . . . → Read More: Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

Article by Mellissa Beall, DVM, PhD | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. These adaptable parasites are responsible for spreading a variety of diseasesthroughout the United States, and their range is increasing. Unfortunately, due to issues, such as mice and deer . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips

Article Found on ASPCA.org

Each year our poison control experts see a rise in cases around February 14, many involving chocolate or lilies, a flower that’s potentially fatal to cats. Valentine’s Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans—as long as dangerous items are kept . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day Safety Tips