Relationships Matter: Improving Pet Health Through Quality Care

family walks with running dog in parkMany of us embrace the idea of preventive wellness as an integral part of long-term health. Maybe you have decided to implement daily exercise into your family’s routine, or opted for healthier whole foods and organics. It’s likely, too, that you have a trusted family physician with whom you’ve built a rapport and preventive care plan. Continue…

Lending an Ear: Deaf Pet

KEYWORD:  HELPING A DEAF PET

Lending an Ear: Deaf Pet

Billings_iStock_000065115897_LargeWhen a pet experiences hearing loss, it can be disconcerting for everyone involved. Animals rely on their hearing for many day to day functions, and a the loss of hearing can be a challenge. But, with a little extra help from their owners, your pet can continue to thrive.

If you have a pet who suffers from hearing loss, read on to learn what you need to know about helping a deaf pet. Continue…

Seeing the Light When Dealing with a Blind Pet

old dog with eye cataractWe depend on our vision for so much that it is hard to imagine a world of darkness. From surfing the internet, to watching a movie, to appreciating a favorite art piece, our vision is a huge part of our lives.

When a pet’s vision is taken, it can be devastating, often more so to us than the animal. How will they function? What will their quality of life be like? Fear not, though. While the thought of having a blind pet might be intimidating, most times these amazing animals can do quite well with a little help. Continue…

The Sun, Bugs, and Pets: Making the Most of the Summer

billings-iStock_000047785894_Large (1)Summer sun and fun means you and your pets are probably going to be spending a little time outdoors. Like most people, you are probably slathering on the sunscreen and bugspray to avoid the burns and bites of the season. But, if your pets are joining you, you may be wondering if they need protection, too.

Learn what you need to know about the sun, bugs, and pets. Continue…