How to Be More Active With Your Pet

Who couldn’t benefit from a little more exercise? Many people repeatedly promise themselves to get in shape and make health a priority, but fail to follow through as life gets busy. Health coaches tout the benefits of an exercise partner who will keep you accountable—why not make your pet your partner? More than 50% of [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:37:54+00:00October 16th, 2019|General Health|0 Comments

Itchy Pet? Allergies May be to Blame

People aren’t the only unfortunate victims of allergies—our pets suffer, too. We might have itchy eyes and a drippy nose, but pets’ allergies manifest in different ways. An often difficult and frustrating condition to manage, your pet’s allergies evolve throughout her life, requiring changes in her treatment plan. But, with dedication and a detailed log [...]

By |2019-08-20T18:39:46+00:00August 20th, 2019|General Health|0 Comments

Puppy Socialization: Do It Early and Make It Fun

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines socialization as “the process of preparing a dog … to enjoy interactions and be comfortable with other animals, people, places and activities.” Establishing these social cues is best when your pup is young—up until about 3 months of age—so learning the skills that will help her become well-mannered [...]

By |2019-06-11T02:09:25+00:00June 11th, 2019|General Health, Pet Care|0 Comments

Dental Tartar: The Tip of the Iceberg

Have you ever heard that the tip of an iceberg is only 10 percent of the larger problem hidden below the surface? Well, dental tartar is similar—although it may taint your pet’s smile, the real trouble lies beneath. A host of problems—both in the mouth and beyond—can be related to the layers of mineralized plaque [...]

By |2019-02-11T20:27:56+00:00February 11th, 2019|General Health, Pet Care|0 Comments

Puppy and Kitten Series Vaccines

Sometimes I think we do it on purpose. Really. Wait, I started in the middle of the discussion. Let’s try it again. We get questions a lot about vaccines. How necessary they are, how often they need to be given. There are some very vocal folks who are adamantly anti-vaccine. I’m not going to directly [...]

By |2018-01-04T13:42:25+00:00April 6th, 2017|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments

Winter Weather Hazards

Winter has finally arrived in Ohio, and with it the freezing temperatures, snow, and slick ground. Do you know about the problems the extreme cold can cause for your pet? Frostbite Frostbite is the damage that is caused to the skin (and other tissues) in extremely cold temperatures. The body’s natural response to colder temperatures [...]

By |2018-01-03T05:49:49+00:00January 13th, 2017|FAQ, General Health|0 Comments