Health

  • Awesome Cat Health Tips For National Pet Wellness Month

    Awesome Cat Health Tips For National Pet Wellness Month

    Here are some great ways to take care of your cat's health needs during National Pet Wellness month. Cats may be independent, but they need your help to stay healthy.

  • Cat Wellness: Cats And Cavities

    Cat Wellness: Cats And Cavities

    Dental caries is a condition in which the dental hard tissues decay as the result of oral bacteria on the tooth surface. While dental caries are not common in cats, it does occur and should be watched for.

  • Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    As the human debate rages on over vaccines, a startling number of pets are also going unvaccinated, leading to animals being vulnerable to fatal diseases.

  • Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Pet’s Food

    Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Pet’s Food

    Commercial pet food has been around 150 years and a majority of dog and cat owners have major misconceptions when it comes to food and feeding their pet, did you know...

  • Cats And Catnip: What You Should Know

    Cats And Catnip: What You Should Know

    If you’ve ever seen your furry friend playing with it, you already know that catnip isn’t just a clever name. The plant’s effects on cats have been known for centuries, evidenced by its scientific name, Nepeta cataria — the Latin “catari” means “of a cat.” But there’s plenty to this feel-good herb that you might […]

  • Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray

    Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray

    If you are considering helping out a stray cat in your neighborhood read this first. You need to be careful and take precations so that everyone can have a happy ending.

  • Cats and Cat Scratch Disease

    Cats and Cat Scratch Disease

    Bartonellosis in Cats Bartonellosis is an infectious bacterial disease, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella henselae. It is also commonly known as cat scratch disease (CSD), or “cat scratch fever.” This is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and humans. In cats, the disease is generally transmitted through contact with […]

  • Raw food diet for cats: recommended or ridiculous?

    Raw food diet for cats: recommended or ridiculous?

    Less litter-box odor, and easier weight control are two of the benefits of feeding your cat raw food, as such food mimics what a cat would eat in nature.

  • The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.

  • VetPronto: A new way for your cat to see the vet

    VetPronto: A new way for your cat to see the vet

    Akin to the days of house calls, VetPronto offers in-home visits for your pet cat without office visits, overbooking, 15-minute appointments, and other inconveniences.

  • Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    It’s the end of summer: Beware of Lyme Disease, which is spread by the black-legged tick that lives in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes, or oceans.

  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home

    Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home

    Meet Lenny, a black-and-white cat who was adopted from a New York shelter; however, the feline was returned two days later because, “he farts all the time.”

  • Why mandatory spay and neuter laws don’t work

    Why mandatory spay and neuter laws don’t work

    Editorial: “Okay, so we just force people to spay and neuter their pets to solve the overpopulation problem — that’ll work, right?” No, it won’t, and here are seven reasons why.

  • Top 5 steps to choosing a good vet

    Top 5 steps to choosing a good vet

    For pet owners, one of the most crucial decisions is finding the right vet; here are five things to look for in a perspective caregiver for your four-legged family member.

  • Keep your pet safe this Valentine’s Day

    Keep your pet safe this Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day; before jumping into the festivities, look at these tips about pet safety, as chocolate, plants, and even underwear(!) could be deadly for pets.

  • Uh oh: Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise

    Uh oh: Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise

    With the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado, instances of dog and cat poisonings have increased; here’s how to keep Fluffy and Fido safe.

  • November is Pet Diabetes Month

    November is Pet Diabetes Month

    Diabetes in dogs and cats is on the rise in the United States, with as many as 1 in 500 pets afflicted with the disease; find out what you can do to keep your pet healthy.

  • National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013

    National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013

    Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.

  • Have a safe National Cook for Your Pets Day

    Have a safe National Cook for Your Pets Day

    Although pet owners are encouraged to make meals for their pets today, always observe safety measures, including preparing foods that are safe for Fluffy and Fido.

  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day 2013

    National Pet Obesity Awareness Day 2013

    More than 50 percent of all dogs and almost 60 percent of all cats in America are overweight or obese; learn how you can determine if Fluffy or Fido needs to shed some pounds.

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