New Help for Horses with Wobbler’s Syndrome

New Help for Horses with Wobbler’s Syndrome

You noticed something “not quite right” with your horse. Nothing huge. A bit of clumsiness. Something amiss in the way he’s moving. A slight — but undeniable— change in his gait. After a bit of testing, your precious equine was diagnosed with Wobbler’s Syndrome,...

Halloween How Tos: Preparing Your Dog for NonStop Visitors

Halloween How Tos: Preparing Your Dog for NonStop Visitors

As the cartoon characters, the superheroes, and the villains leave our houses and enjoy trick or treat time it only takes a couple of precautions to keep the four-legged family safe. For many pets, it’s as easy as putting them in their own room at the back of the...

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is national adopt a shelter dog month. Even if you can’t adopt, here are some creative ways to support your local shelter. Most people are familiar with the standard ways of helping out at the dog shelter: volunteering to walk dogs, volunteering to clean...

Top Five “Cuddling” Breeds

Top Five “Cuddling” Breeds

So, you want a dog who could win “best cuddler?” Look no further than this unofficial list of the absolutely cuddliest of canines: The Beagle takes top spot. (In full disclosure, personal experience drives the answer to this question!) My little beagle is my best...

What to Do When Your Cat is Diagnosed with Cancer

What to Do When Your Cat is Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants for their pet, and because cats are such particular creatures, it’s often a harder diagnosis to hear for them as they limit what they let us do to them. For example, it is harder to change cats’ diets; it is harder to give multiple...

4 Reasons Dogs Eat Poop & How Bad is It?

4 Reasons Dogs Eat Poop & How Bad is It?

Coprophagy is the fancy word for poop-eating. Regardless of the name, it really is disgusting -especially when dogs want kisses after they’ve had their yard snack. Some dogs eat feces straight from the tap, some prefer frozen poopsicles in the middle of winter. Either...

Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

The use of essential oils and aromatherapy is becoming increasingly popular. Essential oils have many wonderful therapeutic properties. Different chemical compounds in the oils lead to different properties. These properties can range from calming effects...

My Horse has EPM – What Do I Do?

My Horse has EPM – What Do I Do?

EPM — equine protozoal meningitis — is an infection of the nervous system caused by a parasite called Sarcocystis neurona. This parasite is carried by opossums and raccoons. So, how might it affect your horse? Well, if an infected opossum goes to the bathroom on hay...

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