Preventative treatment is a crucial aspect of pet ownership. Whether it concerns arthritis, heartworm, or rabies—prevention is always easier than a cure. Unfortunately, heartworm is something that is extremely difficult and expensive to cure, and often leaves permanent damage. Ironically, it is also one of the easiest and cheapest issues to prevent.
This myth concerning canine exercise is constantly perpetuated and easily believed: that dogs with access to a fenced in back yard get enough exercise. Veterinarians often see overweight and obese dogs whose owners claim they are getting plenty of exercise in the backyard—ironically, their physical state says otherwise.
Dog bite prevention has been a hot topic recently, especially due to the debates concerning breed-specific regulation. Ideally, we strive to coexist safely with our furry friends. Unfortunately, incidents still occur, but by adopting certain policies and methodologies, we can easily reduce the number of dog bites and make for more peaceful relationships, regardless of breed.
Despite how domesticated dogs and cats have become throughout the years, they still flat out do some weird things on occasion. Well, most of the weird behaviors have a purpose and can be explained.
Flea and tick season is about to be in full swing, and this year is predicted to be especially bad. While prescription and drug flea and tick prevention medications can be very effective, they are expensive and carry the risk of adverse health effects. Fortunately, there are a few natural ways to keep ‘Fido’ from scratching all day long!
By consistently using a chondroprotectant like FlexPet, your pet’s joint health will improve in several ways. Holistic veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist Patrick Mahaney explains the benefits of administering FlexPet to your dog or cat:
Dogs are versatile creatures used in a variety of settings to assist humans with things that may otherwise be difficult or impossible. Dogs sniff out bombs and drugs, help search and rescue teams, guide the visually impaired and even go into combat with the military. That’s not even where it ends, as dogs can now help detect the presence of …