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 […]
November 20, 2017

8 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

As you prepare for the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the small things that can cause a real danger to dogs and cats. By taking a little time to ensure your home is ready for a pet-friendly holiday, you can evade possible tragedy or large vet bills. Here are 8 tips:   1. Secure the Tree Decorating your home can be one of the best holiday traditions. If you have a Christmas tree, keep this in mind: Dogs and cats can be drawn to the exhilarating outdoor smells that the tree brings inside, so make sure it’s secure in […]