Healthy Aging: Focus on Your Pet’s Brain!
September is National Healthy Aging Month. As our pets live longer, they are likely to have issues with memory and alertness similar to the problems that older people may have. Read what experts have to say about brain functioning in older pets and the signs and symptoms you should keep an eye out for. [Read More]
A Pain in the Mouth
Imagine living with a half-dozen toothaches from broken or rotting teeth, exposed nerves, or sores in your mouth.
It’s a dog’s life — and a cat’s, too. But it doesn’t have to be. [Read More]
Especially for Kids! I Was Bit by a Rabid Raccoon... and Lived
I was on a class trip to the Okeefenokee with all my 5th grade class. In the middle of the night I felt a sharp pain in my arm. I looked down and saw two bite marks and some blood. I heard a rustle like something going out of my tent and saw a raccoon.
Bonus: Tour the Rabies Lab as scientists dissect a rabid bat’s brain... and see a picture of the rabies virus up close. [Read More]
Keeping the Peace in an Off-Leash World
Whether or not you walk your dog off leash, you may meet dogs that aren’t leashed. What should you do if your dog doesn’t play well with others or meets an off-leash dog? [Read More]
Living with Diabetes
True or false?
Diabetes affects more cats than dogs.
Drinking a lot of water is a sign of diabetes.
Diabetes cannot be treated or cured.
A blood test can detect diabetes.
Find the answers. [Read More]
Flea Prevention: A Good Investment
The current economic downturn has many pet owners looking for ways to cut back on expenses, but one way that does not make sense is flea prevention. Preventing fleas has always been easier — and much more economical in the long run — than trying to get rid of them after they’ve infested your pet and your household. Today’s effective topical and oral monthly flea-prevention products wind up costing only pennies a day, really — no more than a candy bar or the price of a stamp — when you spread the cost out over the year. [Read More]