Sometimes it is difficult to know if a situation is even an emergency. Take a few minutes to be sure you know what pet problems need to be seen urgently and how to handle them.
9 Reasons Why Your Vet Would Send Your Pet to a Veterinary Behaviorist
Vetstreet's Dr. Patty Khuly discusses nine reasons why your veterinarian may recommend that you take your pet to a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.
Should Cats or Dogs Sleep in Bed With You? We Ask Vet Professionals What They Do
It's a topic that's divided many households: should cats or dogs sleep in bed with you? We surveyed readers and vet professionals to learn where their pets sleep.
Top Ten Things Not to Do When Boarding your Pet
Photo: www.mollythecatlady.com The inspiration for this list is the fact that a lot of folks are traveling for the holidays. Not every pet is comfortable with going along, so many owners place thei…
How Long is too Long?
Tuesday 06/03/2012 · 11:54 What is a reasonable length of time to leave a dog alone Dogs, more than any other type of pet, are social animals. They crave human company and interaction; after all, they have been our companions for at least 15,000 years. Do we, as dog owners, give our pets the companionship they need? Animal welfare needs A recent survey of the state of our nation’s pets by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) culminated in a document called the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2011. This inaugural survey looked at the five animal welfare needs which are similar to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Five Freedoms. Interestingly the Five Freedoms were the brain child of the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) which…
How Often Should Your Pet See a Veterinarian?
Your four-legged friend needs wellness visits, too. Here's what to expect at each stage of life.
How to Teach Your Pet Their Name
Teaching a new pet his name is as simple as using the name and following it with something pleasant. Trainer Mikkel Becker explains how petting and treats can help your new cat or dog answer to his name and become one of the family.
Have Multiple Pets? 6 Tips to Help Make Feeding Time Easier
If you have more than one dog or cat, feeding time can be challenging. Our veterinary nutrition expert shares strategies for making mealtime simpler.
7 Expert Tips for Training Your Dog
According to The Humane Society of the United States, bad behavior is one of the primary reasons that people relinquish dogs to shelters. This is not entirely surprising, but it is preventable––almost all dogs, whether they be a specific breed, age, or temperament, are capable of good behavior. All it takes is a little work and consistency from the humans around them In honor of January being National Train Your Dog Month, we’re sharing these tips from Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow , a doggie daycare and boarding facility with locations all over the country, as well as the head of Behavior Buddies, Camp Bow Wow’s training component. Her tips will help you build a stronger relationship with your canine companion, and they’ll definitely help you curb some disobedience:…
5 Common Dog Skin Problems
Dry, dull coat. Incessant scratching and chewing. Sound familiar? Here's what to do if your dog has skin problems.