June 7, 2017

How to Introduce a Cat into a Dog Family

Cats and dogs can live together and even become best buddies. But first they have to be introduced. Some people profess that they’re dog people, while others insist they’re cat people. But what happens when you want the best of both worlds? Many people are concerned that their dogs will not accept a cat in the house, or that they will be aggressive towards the new member of the family. There is also the fear that the cat will be afraid or intolerant of the dogs. The good news is that it is sometimes possible to successfully introduce a cat […]
September 20, 2017

7 Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool During Hot Weather

Summer heat can be dangerous for pets, but there are a number of steps that owners can take to keep their pets safe when temperatures climb. Just this week, 14 dogs were found dead in a truck in Ohio after the vehicle’s air conditioning unit failed, according to the South Bend Tribune. The dogs’ handler was in town for a dog show, and left the animals unattended in the truck for about 2 hours. The incident underscores the need for owners to pay careful attention to their pets during hot weather, said Genny Carlson, executive director of the Humane Society […]
September 20, 2017

Why Do Cats and Dogs Love a Good Head Scratch?

Why do some cats and dogs practically melt with joy when they get a good head scratch? The answer is different for Fluffy than it is for Fido, although they do share a few reasons for why they sink into complete bliss whenever their furry little heads are massaged. For instance, petting a cat or a dog on the head gives the animal attention, which it might crave, said Dr. Nicholas Dodman, a professor emeritus at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Moreover, it’s difficult for cats and dogs to touch the tops of their heads with […]
October 23, 2017

What to Expect As A Cat Ages and Becomes a Senior

What Age Is My Cat Considered A Senior? What is considered old age for cats? The old classic “one human year equals seven cat years” is an easy way to calculate and relate to your cat’s age, but isn’t entirely accurate. The feline stage of life (kitten, adolescent, adult, senior) determines the comparison between human and cat years. As a general rule of thumb, a cat who is 8 to 10 years old and older should be considered middle to senior aged, and a consultation with your vet is in order to determine the best health care maintenance program for […]