Thursday, October 17, 2019

Study : Petting Dogs and Cats can lower your stress level

A new Washington State University study has found that interacting with animals can decrease stress in humans. “Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact,” said Patricia Pendry, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of...

Caring for an abandoned kitten

It is that time of year again. Kittens galore. Many people are finding the stray cats with 3-5 kittens or hearing the kittens cry. As humans we want to help and make sure they...

The Feeder Every Cat Needs

Many people these days want to feed their pets as they are the wild animals they used to be. While we need to understand that our pets are domesticated, a cat does need some...

Introducing your cat to a new baby!

As a veterinarian, of course, I have a cat. It was difficult getting my cats used to the idea of having a new baby around and I think even harder to get them used...

Heartworm Disease in Pets

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal blood parasite that restricts blood flow and can damage the heart and lungs.   How is Heartworm Disease transmitted? Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes year round....

Top 10 deadly substances in your home for your Cat

Your cat is curious and can get into things they shouldn’t. His exploration may expose him to some not-so-obvious dangers in your home. There are many harmful substances and poisonous foods for cats that...

Proposed bill would make animal cruelty a felony

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is pushing to make animal cruelty a nationwide felony. The bill, known as the Preventing Animal Cruel and Torture (PACT) Act, is co-sponsored by Democrat Ted Deutch and Republican Vern...

Top 5 behavioral changes in cats that warrant a trip to the vet

Catching medical problems early are always best so your Veterinarian can start treatment immediately. Cats behavior is often unpredictable and it may often change. However, there are some behavior changes that can indicate a health...

New Jersey looks to ban pet leasing

Pet leasing would be prohibited in New Jersey if a bill endorsed by an Assembly committee makes it into law. Pet leasing is a relatively recent trend that is panned by critics as deceptive to...

Familiarize yourself with some signs of animal cruelty

Because animals cannot speak for themselves, it's up to US to speak for them and report animal abuse that is witnessed or suspected. While most people treat their pets well, if not like family,...

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