Blogs RSS feed en The Secret Behind Why Cats Hide Pain and What You Need to Know It’s not always easy to tell when a cat is ill or injured. You might think that you’d be able to tell right away if your feline friend were in pain. Unfortunately, even the most attentive and loving pet parents often don’t know there is a problem until it becomes quite severe. Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:18:34 +0000 gv.api 42f97d74-842b-4001-a4e4-2cd17cf8d7a9 5 Tips for Ensuring a Seamless Move with Cats A recent survey of 1,000 people found that 45% of them named moving as the number one most stressful life event. It’s undoubtedly one of the most disruptive life changes, affecting every member of the family—including pets. Cats are especially averse to change, meaning they’ll feel extra stress and possibly create complications when moving day arrives. Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:35:08 +0000 gv.api 71cbdb51-cdfa-4c4c-bb86-2740a97b3688 National Take Your Dog to Work Day – An Etiquette Guide to Success National Take Your Dog to Work Day is Friday, June 24, when dog owners across the country are encouraged—with their employer's blessing—to bring their four-legged family members to work instead of leaving them behind at home. While they might be a distraction when it comes to being productive, having your canine companion at work can be a great ice breaker with colleagues you don't often interact with. Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:47:11 +0000 gv.api 616a8c58-503d-442a-bbe9-4e109e93e617 How to Know When to Take Your Dog to the Veterinarian For an Ear Infection Despite what you may think, yeast infections, NOT ear mites, are the primary cause of ear infections in dogs. Dogs love to get yeast infections in their ears. Most veterinarians can likely count the number of dogs with ear mites they’ve seen during their practice career on two hands. Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:19:36 +0000 gv.api 5078ff19-277e-4bdb-aadf-e36e9ebf3676 A Veterinary Guide to Stubborn Tear Stains on Dogs You're probably a bit frustrated if your dog is prone to tear stains. These stains not only seem uncomfortable for your precious canine companion but they also look like a big mess. You might not need your precious pup to be "Best in Show" by any means, but you likely don't want to see them with a tear-stained face either. And the truth is, this isn't just a cosmetic issue, as we must treat the condition to eradicate it. Read on to learn more about the misinformation that you can find about tear stains on dogs online, why they get it, and how to properly treat this condition. Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:03:07 +0000 gv.api 612a2466-882f-40c7-a8d8-debfe1a193e3 7 Types of Dog Aggression and How to Nip Them in the Bud A common myth about dogs is that barking, growling, lunging, biting, and baring their teeth means the dog has an aggressive demeanor. Presenting any combination of these behaviors often leads to a dog permanently labeled as aggressive and needing supervision around other pets and children. Even worse, this increases the dog’s chance of being euthanized at shelters. Tue, 31 May 2022 16:43:25 +0000 gv.api ede9f12e-7c44-443a-963a-7f09aee77b9f National Camping Month: A Guide to Camping Safely With Pets Every pet owner wants to bring along their four-legged family member when they set out for a fun adventure, including camping. However, camping excursions must be carefully planned, from understanding campground rules to ensuring your pet is safe in an unfamiliar outdoor environment. June is National Camping Month—the perfect time to safely explore how to take your pet along for a multi-day camping trip. Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:30:08 +0000 gv.api f51fcdbf-25a0-4a80-8a36-3d668e31061e National Foster a Pet Month: 3 Ways to Celebrate and Why You Should Fostering animals saves lives. In fact, if just two percent of pet-owning households in the United States fostered one pet each year, unnecessary euthanasia in shelters could end, according to Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation. It's a surprising statistic most folks are unaware of, and spreading awareness of this is one of the many goals of National Foster a Pet Month. Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:21:47 +0000 gv.api 967cc577-76f0-47ce-9c5c-855523617450 4 Reasons to Show a Vet Tech Some Love (and How to Do It) While veterinarians play a key role in keeping pets healthy, they can’t do it alone (just ask them!). Veterinary technicians are the lifeblood of any animal hospital—and that’s why the third week of October, known as National Veterinary Technician Week, is dedicated to celebrating them and everything they do for pets and the people who love them. Here are just a few reasons we owe technicians a debt of gratitude: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:10:14 +0000 gv.api d9fcf691-85aa-4635-ba13-b358d4510474 An Integrative Approach to Skin Disease With the weather warming and allergy season getting underway, there is no better time to talk about skin disease. Allergies in pets can be just as frustrating and difficult to deal with as allergies in people: what works for one individual may not work for another. All systems of medicine struggle with the treatment of allergies. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:34:08 +0000 gv.api c5e1ac00-3a1a-4e2b-8295-7b8add25b6f7