Hypothermia in dogs is an extreme lowering of the body temperature. It happens when pets suffer exposure to frigid temperatures for too long, or if they have wet fur in cold, windy environments. It can be deadly if it goes untreated. Here’s what you need to know.
Although the benefits of e-cigarettes for humans are still in question, according to the Pet Poison Helpline, nicotine poisoning of pet dogs and cats is on the rise.
Summer is here and that means fun in the sun for us and our four-legged family members.
When tough economic times arise, pet owners look for ways to save money on their four-legged friends; here are seven symptoms of potentially more troubling dog health issues.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: All U.S. states have animal cruelty laws — do you know what steps to take if you suspect a pet is being mistreated?
As the human debate rages on over vaccines, a startling number of pets are also going unvaccinated, leading to animals being vulnerable to fatal diseases.
Almost a dozen of the deadliest diseases for a dog or cat are examined along with treatments, mortality rates, and potential cures for the afflictions.
Have you ever taken a look at what goes into your pet’s food? There are several dozen ingredients in your average dog or cat food, it’s important to know what's important.
Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.
Akin to the days of house calls, VetPronto offers in-home visits for your pet dog or cat without office visits, overbooking, and 15-minute appointments.
An orange tabby cat named Buttercup was lethargic and suffering from a low red blood cell count; fortunately, a veterinarian in South Keys, Florida, knew of a potential cure.
It’s the end of summer: Beware of Lyme Disease, which is spread by the black-legged tick that lives in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes, or oceans.
With the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado, instances of dog and cat poisonings have increased; here’s how to keep Fluffy and Fido safe.
Although pet owners are encouraged to make meals for their pets today, always observe safety measures, including preparing foods that are safe for Fluffy and Fido.
Vets at the emergency room often see the worst — dogs and cats infected with deadly diseases and suffering from devastating injuries; here’s how they cope.
More than 50 percent of all dogs and almost 60 percent of all cats in America are overweight or obese; learn how you can determine if Fluffy or Fido needs to shed some pounds.
Earlier this month, national veterinary chain Banfield released the findings of their second annual State of Pet Health 2012 Report, conducted by their research team, Banfield Applied Research and Knowledge (BARK).Compiling data from the nearly 2 million dogs and 430,000 cats cared for by Banfield, BARK analyzed the findings and discovered some alarming trends, especially […]
by Dr. Patrick MahaneyThe clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends.Influenza viruses have proven capable of transmitting between […]
Question:I have five pets, three dogs and two cats. How can I afford insurance for all five pets?Answer:You can reduce your up-front cost for pet insurance in several ways. First, most companies have discounts for multiple pets. Although the risk of an unexpected accident or illness does not diminish with multiple pets, some of the […]
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This article courtesy of Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.Most of us know that exposure to household toxins like asbestos can lead to mesothelioma in humans; animals are just as susceptible to common hazards. Understanding that there are hidden dangers lurking around their house, pet owners can keep their furry friends safe, healthy, and ultimately protected.Most pet owners […]