From the Obvious to the Subtle: How to Tell if Your Pet is in Pain

Portrait of british short hair catWe all have “off” days and so does your pet. How can you really tell if something serious is bothering him or her? Besides the obvious effects of some injuries, there are many less pronounced issues that could cause pain in your pet. To make matters worse, your pet is hardwired to hide symptoms as a method of self-preservation.

Therefore, it’s vitally important to keep us in the loop if your pet is in pain or if you suspect he or she is feeling more than just a bit “off.” Continue…

The Jack Russell Terrier: Breed History, Personality, and What it’s Like to Live With One

dog making splashes of snow. Jack Russell Terrier playing on sunIf you’ve ever seen Frasier, you know the character Eddie was played brilliantly by a very smart, well-trained Jack Russell Terrier. These small dogs are charming, intelligent, and adorable, but the breed is anything but a lap dog.

With boundless energy, fierce independence, and a proclivity for bouncing, running, digging, and hunting, the Jack Russell Terrier may be more than you bargained for or the perfect addition to your life. Continue…

Pet Apps You Can’t Live Without

iStock_000076754759_LargeIf there’s an app for everything, it stands to reason that dogs and cats would be included. With over 144 million dogs and cats in America, it makes sense that they should be represented in the digital world. But how does the discerning pet owner even begin to know which apps are worth the time and potential cost? Continue…

Our Year In Review: Top Ten Blogs Of 2015

Billings_iStock_000009354962_Large.jpgThe end of the calendar year provides us with an opportunity to remember and reflect on all the events, milestones, and everyday lessons that occur over the span of 365 days. During the last year we’ve attempted to provide our wonderful community or pet owners with relevant, meaningful information via our pet health blog, and when we pause to look back on each article it’s amazing what we find. For starters, blogs about rattlesnakes go over very well with our Billings community. Thanks for reading and check back next year for more goodies! Continue…