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Behavior

on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fear of loud noises, including sounds of thunder, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, and much more,  is a common problem in many cats and dogs.  A phobia is a fear that is consistent, persistent, and irrational.  Some dogs with noise phobias...

on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fear of loud noises, including sounds of thunder, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, and much more,  is a common problem in many cats and dogs.  A phobia is a fear that is consistent, persistent, and irrational.  Some dogs with noise phobias...

on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Some cats are natural talkers and meow about everything. Siamese cats, especially, have a reputation for being talkative. If you want a quiet cat, stay away from the Oriental breeds. Other cats are naturally quiet and only meow when it’s really...

Diseases

By Dr. Shelby Neely, VMD on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Your pet’s body uses glucose (sugar) as its main source of energy. If your pet has...

By Dr. Shelby Neely, VMD on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Your pet’s body uses glucose (sugar) as its main source of energy. If your pet has...

on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
in DiseasesCancer  tags:  cancer, cats, dogs, kitten, pets, puppy

No one ever wants to hear the word cancer, and facing cancer in dogs and cats is especially painful.  Unfortunately, dogs and cats get many of the same cancers that humans get.  Cancer is the most common cause of death in pets. We now know that...

Symptoms

on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Weight loss for no apparent reason is a cause for concern and needs to be investigated by your veterinarian.  Some serious diseases can cause your pet to lose weight. The good news is that many of them can be controlled, especially when found at...
on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Weight loss for no apparent reason is a cause for concern and needs to be investigated by your veterinarian.  Some serious diseases can cause your pet to lose weight. The good news is that many of them can be controlled, especially when found at...
on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cats meow to talk to you or to get something from you. Older cats don’t meow to each other. They save meowing for humans. They realize at a young age, that humans respond to meows and will often give them what they want.

In some situations,...

Wellness

on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

No one knows how many homeless cats there are in the United States, but estimates are up to 70 million.  Cats become homeless when owners allow them outdoors and they get lost, or when owners move and abandon their cats to fend for themselves. ...

on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

No one knows how many homeless cats there are in the United States, but estimates are up to 70 million.  Cats become homeless when owners allow them outdoors and they get lost, or when owners move and abandon their cats to fend for themselves. ...

on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Where do those cute puppies you see in the pet stores come from?  Most of them come from large dog breeding operations known as Puppy Mills.  You've probably heard of these places and heard about the many rescue movements in place to put an end to...

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