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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe in Snow, Ice and Freezing Temperatures

They may have fur, but winter poses a real risk to pets as temperatures plummet and streets get covered in snow. Here’s some advice on keeping your pets safe during the chilly months: Bundle up...

Feeding Pets a Raw-Meat Diet Can Be Dangerous

A leading study published in the BMJ’s Vet Record, is warning people about the potential risks of feeding dogs and cats raw meat–based diets for their pets and themselves. In the new...

Top 9 Most Common Veterinary Visits

Having to take your animal to the veterinarian can be very stressful. Hopefully, you only take your pet when they need their wellness examinations.  Unfortunately, throughout their lives, you may have to make a...

What should I do if my dog eats chocolate?

Chocolate (especially dark chocolate) may be beneficial to our health, but it is poisonous and can be fatal to our dogs. Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree. The beans contain...

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