What is the Best Age to Get a Puppy or Kitten Neutered?

What is the Best Age to Get a Puppy or Kitten Neutered?

Oh – I can just feel the controversy in the air rising! Can you? Okay, let’s just get right into it! We’ll tackle dogs first. From the perspective of how small the incision is to how quickly they bounce back from surgery, 3-4 months of age is a great time for this...
My Dog Licks the Furniture Constantly. What is this About?

My Dog Licks the Furniture Constantly. What is this About?

Oh no! It’s very possible the poor guy has a tummy ache. Maybe his prepared kibble is giving him some acid reflux? But, it could also be a hiatal hernia, which is a weakness of the diaphragm that allows a bubble of stomach to come up into the chest cavity. Humans with...
Tips to Help Your Pets Move Well with Your Family

Tips to Help Your Pets Move Well with Your Family

Moving can be both exciting and stressful – new opportunities and many steps to complete lead to this mixed situation. Moving with pets can be an additional consideration. Because pets are part of the family, they are included in the move, not left behind....
Married with Children…and a New Pet

Married with Children…and a New Pet

There’s a lot to consider regarding bringing a new (or first) pet into your household. Should you get one? What kind should you get? And what else should you know? I want to tackle all of these “NEW PET” questions right here and now: First, you have to realize that...
What is That Smell?

What is That Smell?

There are many smells pet owners deal in their pets. There’s bad breath which might indicate a rotten tooth, upset stomach, or in some cases even be associated with pancreatitis. There are smells that come out of the backend, sometimes related to gas, recently...
My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

Tetanus comes from bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. C tetani lives in the soil. This bacterium produces a toxin that causes the typical signs of tetanus when the environment is right. C tetani enters the body through a break in the...

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