cat health

Hypothermia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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.

by DogTime
December 16th

E-Cigarettes Are Toxic To Pets

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.

by DogTime
July 26th, 2018

Summer Safety For Your Pets

Summer is here and that means fun in the sun for us and our four-legged family members.

by Ernest Ward
June 6th, 2018

7 Pet Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

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.

by DogTime
January 24th, 2018

Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse

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?

by DogTime
March 14th, 2016

Top 10 Most Serious Pet 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.

by Nina Stively
May 26th, 2015

The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

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.

by Michele C. Hollow
February 3rd, 2015

Stress at the veterinary ER goes both ways

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.

by Kim Campbell Thornton
October 14th, 2013

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day 2013

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.

by DogTime
October 9th, 2013

Banfield releases 2012 State of Pet Health Report

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 DogTime
May 10th, 2012

Cats: Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

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 […]

by DogTime
August 1st, 2011

I have five pets — how can I afford insurance?

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 […]

by Dr. Jack Stephens
March 31st, 2011

Keeping your pets safe: Hidden danger of household toxins

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 […]

by DogTime
February 8th, 2011
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