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Preventing Versus Treating Your Flea and Tick Problems

We’ve all heard the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nothing could be truer in the context of a potential flea or tick infestation of your dog and home. Be proactive and prevent a problem Fleas and ticks expose your dog to numerous parasite-borne diseases. Of course, the … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top … Continued

The Heat is On: Preventing Heat Stroke in Cats and Dogs

During summertime, everyone loves to be outside – and that includes your family pet. Whether he’s hanging out in the backyard, heading to the beach, or going for a hike, pets always seem like they are having a blast when they are outside. Unfortunately, you have to be mindful of heat stroke in dogs and … Continued

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Most dog owners relinquish the job of clipping their dog’s nails to a groomer or veterinarian. Your dog may not like to have his paws touched, but trimming his nails need not become an ordeal. Ease into the job by handling your puppy’s paws on a regular basis so that she gets accustomed to the … Continued

What are Hot Spots and How to Treat Them?

Written by Dr. Elizabette Cohen, Veterinarian, Radio Personality & Pet Owner. A Hot Spot is technically called Acute Moist Dermatitis. It is a condition caused by the pet himself or herself by self-trauma. Have you ever had an itch so intense you couldn’t leave it alone? We all know better than to scratch a spot … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

Identifying and Treating your Dog’s Joint Problems

Joint problems can be trying for both you and your dog. Help your dog by knowing the signs and the treatments. Joint problems are common in many dogs and can affect them in a variety ways, running the spectrum from minor annoyances to sources of great pain and discomfort. Joint problems can hinder walking, exercising, … Continued

Protect Your Dog From the Flu

If you think flu season affects humans, think again. There are strains of dog flu as well and it’s up to you to keep your dog’s health in check. When flu season rolls around, you’re always on top of it, supplying yourself with Vitamin C, hand sanitizer, tissues, cough drops, and flu shots. But have … Continued

Caring for a Pregnant Dog

Caring for a pregnant dog has many challenges, but in the end, it is all worth the extra effort. Hopefully, you were able to get your dog examined by a veterinarian and updated all vaccinations before the pregnancy. This can be vital protection against many diseases from being passed down to the puppies. Intestinal parasites … Continued

What You Should Know About Bed Bugs

By Dr. Elizabette Cohen   “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” was practical advice for a good night’s sleep back in the eighteen hundreds when you needed to make sure that the sheets didn’t touch the floor and that your bed was away from the wall to help prevent bed bugs from … Continued

Dealing With Allergies to Cats and Dogs

If you or your partner suffers from cat or dog allergies, it can make owning one very difficult. Around fifteen percent of the United States population suffers from dog or cat allergies, so there’s a decent chance that someone in your family is allergic. This could present a huge problem if you want to add … Continued

Kennel Cough and Your Dog

Kennel Cough is among the most common of canine diseases and it’s important to be familiar with it. Kennel Cough is a term used to describe a very common ailment in dogs that involves infection and inflammation in the upper respiratory system. It is very contagious, and many dogs will experience it over the course … Continued

The Heat is On: Preventing Heat Stroke in Cats and Dogs

During summertime, everyone loves to be outside – and that includes your family pet. Whether he’s hanging out in the backyard, heading to the beach, or going for a hike, pets always seem like they are having a blast when they are outside. Unfortunately, you have to be mindful of heat stroke in dogs and … Continued

Is Your Dog Overweight?

Canine obesity is an escalating problem in the U.S. and can severely impact a dog’s quality of life. If your dog is too heavy, she’s not alone. Recent studies suggest that 40 percent of canines in the U.S. – roughly 17 million dogs – are overweight (5-19 % over ideal weight) or obese (20+% over … Continued