Cold Weather Care for Pets

Cold weather can be more than uncomfortable, it can be downright dangerous. When temperatures drop, keep a watchful eye on your pet—age, health, and exposure time can impact your pet’s ability to handle the cold. Here are some tips to keep your pet cozy and safe this winter.   Outdoor conditions Before you head outside, [...]

By |2019-02-08T18:37:19+00:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leptospirosis on the Rise: Is Your Pet at Risk?

Be on alert: With more than 250 known strains of leptospirosis, this potentially fatal disease is on the rise. Caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium known as a spirochete (nope, there’s no relation to a parakeet), leptospirosis, or “lepto,” is a widespread disease that is becoming more common here in Billings. Here’s what you need to [...]

By |2019-02-08T18:32:56+00:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Scary Sounds of Summer: Noise Aversion in Pets

Bam, pop-pop-pop, kaboom! From Fourth of July festivities to the ground-shaking thunder claps of a storm, these are the sounds of summer. Noise aversion in pets is a common condition, and these seasonal sounds may unfortunately create a lot of stress and result in adverse effects on health and wellbeing. Few, if any, animals appreciate [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:40+00:00June 13th, 2016|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Scary Sounds of Summer: Noise Aversion in Pets

Mental Illness in Pets: Not Just a Problem for People

Just about everyone knows someone, or has themselves been touched by conditions such as depression, anxiety, or dementia. These issues are very real for many Americans. But while we focus very heavily on the bodily health of our pets, we sometimes forget that pets can battle these types of problems as well. Learn what you [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:09+00:00September 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Illness in Pets: Not Just a Problem for People

Relationships Matter: Improving Pet Health Through Quality Care

Many 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 [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:23+00:00July 30th, 2015|Pet Health & Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Relationships Matter: Improving Pet Health Through Quality Care

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

If 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 [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:29:45+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Training & Behavior, Uncategorized, You & Your Pet|Comments Off on What Does That Mean? Deciphering Your Dog’s Body Language

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Holiday Pet Safety

While sipping on some eggnog, listening to Bing Crosby, and reflecting on the memories from holidays past, take a moment to assess your pet’s environment. Is it safe? Free of potential choking hazards and poisonous ingredients? Is it primed for your pet to enjoy the season, as well? Even for a resolute Scrooge, the holidays [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:32:04+00:00December 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Holiday Pet Safety

Impress Your Pet: Top Pet Presents This Holiday Season

Although your pet may not understand the importance of gift-giving this time of the year, he or she certainly deserves to be treated to a little special something this holiday season. Sniffing around for just the right present can be time-consuming, though; so we’ve decided to do some of the legwork for you and compile [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:32:11+00:00December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Impress Your Pet: Top Pet Presents This Holiday Season

Winter Pet Safety

As we dig out our own cold weather clothes and switch out the tires on our cars, it’s also time to think about what we can do to ease our pets through the winter. A few simple winter pet safety precautions can help keep the icy months a winter wonderland for our four-legged friend, and [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:32:18+00:00December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winter Pet Safety