4 Diseases Your Pet Can Give You

When your animal gets a disease the question that a pet owner usually asks if they can contract it.  Sometimes the answer is no but sometimes the scary answer is yes. According to the...

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...

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...

Erhlichia and what you should know

The ticks are out, in some areas they never go away. We always hear about Lyme disease but Ehrlichia is something many people don’t hear about or don't know what is it. So when...

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...

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...

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...

Columbia River expands raw pet food recall

Feeding your dog Columbia River Natural dog food? They are currently having a voluntarily recall. The company is expanding the recall of frozen raw meats for dogs and cats....

The Importance of Preventive Care

Many dogs and cats, unfortunately, do not get the regular preventive care check-ups they need to stay healthy. Since our pets age so quickly, these are important to help catch illnesses and...

5 Parasites Dog Owners Should Know About

Parasites are organisms that spend most of their lives on or inside other animals. Common external parasites of dogs are fleas, flies, mites, ticks and lice. Internal parasites that frequently infest dogs can be...

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