Two Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

Here are two tips that every first-time dog owner should try to follow. They should not make drastic changes to their dog's diet without consulting a vet If a dog owner initially puts their dog on a particular diet of, for example, kibble, and then rethinks this decision and decides that their pet might do better on a diet featuring a mix of fresh meat and tinned dog food, they should not make this switchover without giving their vet a call first. [Read More]

5 Common Signs of Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is common in older dogs, especially in larger breeds. As in humans, it affects the joints and can become extremely painful. Luckily enough, your vet will be able to provide a treatment plan that should alleviate much of this discomfort and allow your dog to continue living its best life at any age. Of course, a dog can't just walk up and tell you when something is wrong, so you should keep an eye out for the following five common signs of osteoarthritis in dogs. [Read More]

Time For Your Cat To Have Surgery? How To Aid In The Recovery Process

If your cat is scheduled for surgery, now's the time to prepare for the recovery period. Once your cat leaves the veterinarian's office, you'll be responsible for post-operative recovery care. Luckily, there are steps you can take to ensure a safe recovery period for your cat. Here are five of those steps for you to follow.  Follow Veterinary Instructions If your cat needs to have surgery, the veterinarian will provide you with post-operative instructions. [Read More]

Dog Grooming: Essential Tips

Dog grooming should be an essential part of caring for your pet. Grooming will keep them looking and feeling their best and help reduce their risk of health problems such as skin infections and dental issues. Below are five tips on how to groom your dog. Brush Brush your dog's hair regularly to prevent mats and tangles. Tangled hair not only looks messy but can also attract dirt and parasites. If you brush your dog's hair every day, it will also help spread the natural oils around their coat, which keeps them looking healthy and shiny. [Read More]