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  • Hair Coat Basics and Care
    The hair coat sub serves many useful functions among which are protection from the outside environment (including light), regulation of body temperature, and sensation (tactile hairs or whiskers). Together with Read more
  • Feline Heartworm Disease
    • Fact – 1 adult heartworm can result in the death of a cat.• Fact – both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk. • Fact – clinical signs begin Read more
  • Basic Puppy Training: Part One
    So your new puppy has arrived in your home congratulations on the acquisition of a new, four footed companion! Once the excitement and blush of a cute, cuddly puppy Read more
  • Hot Weather Hazards
    Summer is just around the corner and soon you and your pet will be looking for relief from the heat and humidity. Before discussing steps that you can take to Read more
  • Heartworm preventative
    Resistance to Monthly Heartworm Preventatives: A Wake Up Call? Recently there has been some concern by researchers and scientists that monthly heartworm preventatives are becoming less effective. Scientists are studying Read more
  • Pet hazards
    1) Antifreeze (propylene glycol) a. Chemical exposure – this includes both antifreeze and de-icing solutions. Exposure to these chemicals is usually accidental and occurs as a result of the normal Read more
  • Leptospirosis
    Leptospirosis Its Not Only An Animal IllnessLeptospirosis the name can be a tongue twister, but it is also an important animal health disease that infects humans as well. Read more
  • Plant Hazards
    Checklist of Plants Poisonous to Small Animals The Animal Poison Control Center recently published a list of some of the more common poisonous outdoor plants. Dr. Charlotte Means, the director Read more
  • Checklist of Plants Poisonous to Small Animals
    The Animal Poison Control Center recently published a list of some of the more common poisonous outdoor plants. Dr. Charlotte Means, the director of toxicology for the center, indicated that Read more
  • Cat Trivial Purrrrsuit
    Pop quiz, hot shot. You think you know all there is to know about cats? We all know cats have been a source of fascination for humankind throughout history. Today Read more
  • Food Hazards!
    ~~Not all pets can handle certain foods as easily as we do, and both type and quantities of foods that are acceptable for an adult human could be damaging in Read more
  • 4 Stressors for Cats
    4. Punishing your cat in displeasureSwatting, striking or hitting is not an effective negative reinforcer. Cats learn to fear you rather than unlearn the behavior of which you disapprove. Reinforce Read more