Pet Care Tips During Quarantine

During the current global health crisis, many of us are in a situation where we are quarantined or sheltering in place with our pets. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 68 percent of American households own some sort of pet. This equates to about 85 million families in the United States. Many of us are facing stressful challenges right now …

5 Stress Relieving Activities For You and Your Pet

In a chaotic world, you can ground yourself with the beautiful things going on in your life. Be grateful that you have today, your family, shelter, water, and of course your pets! If you live with a dog or a cat, you probably do not need a scientific study to inform you what you probably already know – your pet …

Disinfecting Your Home and Keeping Your Pet Safe

Keeping the house clean is not always easy, especially when we have pets. Our pets are part of the family and just like everyone else, they can make a mess. But with the current situation concerning the coronavirus, it is imperative to keep the home clean. Did you know that some of the commonly used chemicals in cleaning products are …

Five Simple Ways To Boost Your Pet’s Immune System

With the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, there are a lot of unknown factors regarding this disease. Can dogs and cats get it? Can it be passed from animals to humans and vice versa? There are conflicting reports regarding these questions, where the answer may be to take the safest approach. If you are sick with the virus the Center …

Foods That Are Poisonous To Dogs and Cats

The month of March is Pet Poison Awareness Month and we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that what is safe for humans does not necessarily mean it is safe for our pets. In our last blog, we wrote about plants that are toxic to pets. In this edition, we focus on foods. There are certain …

Seven Plants That Are Highly Toxic To Pets

The month of March is Pet Poison Awareness Month and here at Flexpet, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that what is safe for humans does not necessarily mean it is safe for our pets. There are certain plants and flowers that can be highly toxic and even life-threatening to our furry companions. If you …

Cat Arthritis Is More Common Than You May Think

When it comes to our pets and joint diseases like arthritis we usually think of this debilitating disease affecting dogs much more commonly than cats. However, research indicates that Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs in 61% of cats over the age of 6, and 90% of cats over the age of 12. In this article, we discuss arthritis in cats, signs your …

How the Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Dogs

In the current opioid epidemic that has been so problematic in the United States dogs it turns out are also victims of this deadly crisis. Recently, and for the first time, scientists have taken a look at the impact of opioids on our canine friends, and have found puppies and small breed dogs are most at risk. Scientists are also …

Keeping Your Pet Active During the Winter

In a recent blog post, we talked about alleviating your pet’s joint pain during the winter months. As most of us know, joint pain tends to increase as the barometric pressure drops and the temperature decreases. Our pets also feel this change and experience more joint issues during the cold time of year as well. Keeping active with exercise and …

Alleviating Your Pet’s Joint Pain During the Winter

People who suffer from joint pain will often tell you they feel more pain during the cold winter months. It is believed that the cause of this is the drop in barometric pressure, which can cause inflammation and tissue to swell. Cold has the same effect on muscle, a stiffening that can cause discomfort even for those who do not suffer from …