A Pet-Friendly Guide to Weathering Storms
Are you ready for hurricane season? Any inclement weather, mild or severe, can result in scared, stressed and even lost pets. Animals can often can predict and smell an approaching storm well before humans, which can influence their behavior. Be…..
FIV and FeLV: What’s The Difference?
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) are often mistaken to be the same; sometimes even used interchangeably. However, that’s not the case. FIV and FeLV cause two entirely separate diseases. Yes, they’re both in the Retroviridae…..
Diabetes Insipidus: What It Is and How It Differs from Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes insipidus, also known as water diabetes, is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to properly conserve or release water. Unlike Diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes, which causes urine to become “sweet”, this disorder often dilutes urine with large…..
3 Common Diabetes-Related Complications in Pets
While completely manageable, diabetes is linked to the development of several complications. As an owner of a diabetic pet, it’s important for you to be familiar with these health concerns and be able to recognize their signs the moment they…..
8 House Plants Dog and Cat Owners Need to Get Rid Of ASAP
Houseplants can certainly liven up the bare and dull-looking spaces inside your home but unfortunately, not all of them are as harmless as they look. As a pet parent, it's important to be extra careful with the decorative greens you…..
Can FIV-Positive Cats Live with Non-FIV Cats?
FIV-positive cats have always had a bad rap. They’re either killed in shelters or deemed unadoptable for life when in truth, they’re just as adoptable as non-FIV cats. In fact, Dr. Annette L. Litster from Purdue University’s College Of Veterinary…..
8 Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
The spaying or neutering of pets is an important part of responsible pet ownership. While there are many misconceptions surrounding the medical procedures, there are only positive, life-long benefits to reap from having them done to your pet—health and behavioral…..
12 Items You Definitely Don’t Want Missing from Your Pet First-Aid Kit
Did you know that April is Pet First-Aid Awareness Month? It’s the perfect time to go back and re-check your pet’s current first aid kit to see which supplies need to be thrown out or restocked. If you haven’t…..