Diabetes in Pets: Successfully Controlled When Caught and Treated Early On

Directly following a carbohydrate-rich meal, the digestive system breaks food down into glucose, the main source of energy for the body’s cells. Glucose is absorbed in the gut making blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas responds to these changes by producing the important hormone insulin.   Diabetes in pets occurs when the pancreas either doesn’t produce [...]

On the Ready: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Safety and Peace of Mind

If you have lived through any natural disaster, you know that every second counts when evacuating or sheltering in place. Each disaster, whether it be a hurricane, tornado, forest fire, or the like, has its own manner of getting to safety. You may even have a disaster plan for your family in place. We have [...]

Orange, Glowing Skies: When Pet Fire Safety Must Be the Rule

In this age of unpredictability, it makes sense to prepare for the worst. For those of us in the west, this means getting ready for wildfire season every year. Between packing up necessities in case of an evacuation and planning the quickest escape route, we can easily overlook the effects of smoke inhalation.  A wildfire [...]

Should I Be Worried About Frito Feet?

Depending on where you sit, the great debate concerning “Frito feet” could be either completely acceptable or annoyingly off-putting.  If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you probably don’t own a dog!  Even the most well-groomed dogs out there are covered in fungi and bacteria, some of which can result in a conspicuous [...]

When It Comes to Cat Care, All You Need Is Love… Right?

Cats are the ultimate pets, an idea supported by the sheer number of them that share our homes. They’re cute, entertaining, and comforting to have around. Plus, their quiet, reserved natures make them really easy to care for, right?  When we take the time to truly understand a cat’s needs and preferences, cat care can [...]

How Can You Help An Active Pet Stay That Way?

Conventional wisdom holds that to live a long, healthy and happy life, physical activity is not optional. Indeed, without daily or weekly exercise pets and people alike can easily fall into the category of overweight or obese. For various reasons, such as hectic work schedules, travel, family obligations, weather, and more, it’s easy to lose [...]

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