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

What's Your Poison? 15 Common Household Toxins to Pets

What’s Your Poison? 15 Common Household Toxins to Pets

Article by Dr. Kim Smyth | Found on GoPetPlan

Protecting your pet from accidental poisonings can be a difficult task with so many hidden hazards around your house. Here are the top ones you’ll want to watch out for – and keep far away from . . . → Read More: What’s Your Poison? 15 Common Household Toxins to Pets

Noisy Breathing in Dogs

Noisy Breathing in Dogs

Article found on Pet MD

Stertor and Stridor in Dogs

Unusually loud breathing sounds are often the result of air passing through abnormally narrowed passageways, meeting resistance to airflow because of partial blockage of these regions. The origin may be the back of the throat (nasopharynx), the throat (pharynx), the . . . → Read More: Noisy Breathing in Dogs

Keep Your Dog Safe in the Summer

Keep Your Dog Safe in the Summer

Article By Andrew Kaleita | Found on Cesar’s Way

Summer is a terrific time to be a dog owner. It lets you run, swim, and play with your dog in nicer weather than any other time of the year. However, summer also brings unique risks to your . . . → Read More: Keep Your Dog Safe in the Summer