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 aware of how your pets act during severe weather and [...]

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 family, but that only means they’re related—not the same.   [...]

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 amounts of water, making it “tasteless” or insipid. Generally, cats [...]

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 start to appear. Since many of them are potentially life-threatening, [...]

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 bring home because some of them can cause your pet [...]

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 Medicine conducted a study published in The Veterinary Journal that confirmed [...]

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 benefits. Additionally, there’s no need to worry about your pet’s [...]