Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Help! My Cat has Ear Mites

Otodectes cynotis, most commonly called ear mites, are a common and relatively mild external parasite infection. Ear mites are parasites that live on the skin’s surface, especially on the skin lining of the ear...

Why Do Dogs Lick You?

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking when he licks you? Is he just saying hello—or planting the canine version of a kiss on your cheek? As cute as it may seem, the question...

Finding Your New Puppy

The first step in finding your new puppy is knowing what breed you want. Picking a certain breed or mix of breeds is very important. Make sure you pick a breed that goes with...

The Consequences Facing Our Pets with the Grain-Free Movement

Over the past few years, there has been an influx of grain-free diets into the market for our pets. People are now viewing animals as more of a family member then property and they...

Ferret – Care Guide

Though domesticated for millennia, the quirky little ferret has only been popular as a pet for about 30 years. Although they resemble rodents, ferrets are actually members of the carnivorous mustelid family, alongside otters,...

Brucellosis confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa State Veterinarian has confirmed cases of Canine Brucellosis. This is a zoonotic disease which means it can be transferred from an animal to a human. Where did it originate? A small breeding facility called...

Aquatic Turtles – Care Guide

Aquatic turtles can be found in or near water all over the world and make wonderful pets. Most aquatic turtles will leave the water to bask on dry land, but spend most of their...

Saying Goodbye to a Pet

Your relationship with your pet is special, and you are responsible for its care and welfare. Eventually, many owners are faced with making life or death decisions for their pets. Such a decision may...

Is Apoquel Safe for your Itchy Dog?

Your pet has allergies as many do, and your veterinarian recommended Apoquel. Since this is a lifelong condition how comfortable do you feel keeping your pet on this year round? Is this medication worth the...

Overweight Dogs Have Shorter Lifespan

New research reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights. The research, the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's WALTHAM Centre...

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