What Does That Mean? Deciphering Your Dog’s Body Language

Dog looks out at TreesIf you’re trying teach your pet a new trick, routine, or behavior, you’ll first need to understand the way your pet communicates.

 

Learning a new language can be tricky at first, but when trying to decipher what your dog is saying with those pinned-back ears or expressive eyebrows, there are a few common denominators among the species. Although your pet is definitely unique in his or her attempts to make you comprehend certain, shall we say… motivations (did somebody say squirrel?), pet body language is somewhat similar across the board. Continue…

Preventative Reptile Care: A Pound of Cure

Turtle catches the frisbeeJust because you own a lizard, turtle, snake, or tortoise doesn’t mean that you don’t want to provide good pet care. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in many instances of life, and caring for your small, scaly friend is no different.

Preventative reptile care is an important part of responsible pet ownership, and there are a few things reptile owners (or owners-to-be) need to know about caring for their pets. Continue…

Parvo and the Importance of Prevention

White golden retriever puppyOne of the most frightening words a pet owner can hear is parvo. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that attacks the white blood cells and causes serious damage to the intestinal tract and sometimes the heart. Parvovirus most commonly affects puppies or dogs under one year of age, since in most cases, they have not been fully vaccinated and have weaker immune systems. In fact, 85% of dogs diagnosed with parvo are between 6-20 weeks old. However, unvaccinated adult dogs are also at risk. Continue…

Establishing a Baseline for Your Pet: The Ultimate Pet Health Monitoring Tool

Billings_000036607386_LargeAs pet parents, most of us are constantly looking for ways to improve our pets’ lives and help them live longer. While there are all sorts of ways we are accomplishing this, perhaps the most effective means to the end is actually not revolutionary at all.

Being an active participant in your pet’s care and pet health monitoring are actually the most effective way of extending your pet’s quantity and quality of life. By seeking routine wellness care, we can establish a baseline for our pet’s health and do better for him or her! Continue…

Establishing a Baseline for Your Pet: The Ultimate Pet Health Monitoring Tool

kitten on grass close up

As pet parents, most of us are constantly looking for ways to improve our pets’ lives and help them live longer. While there are all sorts of ways we are accomplishing this, perhaps the most effective means to the end is actually not revolutionary at all.

Being an active participant in your pet’s care and pet health monitoring are actually the most effective way of extending your pet’s quantity and quality of life. By seeking routine wellness care, we can establish a baseline for our pet’s health and do better for him or her! Continue…