Yes, dogs do need sunscreen, just like their human owners There are multiple factors to consider when it comes to preventative measures to avoid skin cancer for your dog. Just like you wouldn't expose your skin to the sun all day without protection in the form of sunscreen or sun shirts,
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Q&A with Pet Expert Arden Moore Q. I’ve always had fish and turtles, and finally decided that I was ready for a more complicated, interactive pet. After researching pet insurance, I recently adopted a big orange tabby from the local animal shelter. Gus is great, but he loves to claw and tear at his
Dr. Jane Matheys with The Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital and Hotel in Boise, Idaho answering a couple questions about cats... First we have a question from Katie. She writes, “My two cats will not, under any circumstances, eat wet cat food, regardless of brand or flavor. One will drink the
Lyme disease has likely been around for centuries, but we have only started to understand more about the disease in the past 30 years. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infection caused by a species of bacteria called Borrelia. The bacteria is transmitted by ticks when they bite. Lyme Disease
We all know that chocolate is toxic to dogs, and there are many other human food items that can cause serious illness and death in our canine and feline companions. However, some of the most dangerous toxicities to pets are actually not food related. Be sure to watch out for these dangerous
There are cat people and there are dog people and then there are folks like me who fall in the middle, enjoying the company of both cats and dogs. I happily share my home – and my heart – with two dogs and two cats. In this age-old pet debate of which
You met the person of your dreams. She has a cat and you have a dog and the four of you are about to share one home. Think of this as a furry Brady Bunch situation. Your dog listens to your every word. Sits and stay on cue, and greets you each
Congratulations on adding a new furry family member to your household! If you find yourself with a new four-legged friend, be sure to follow this important checklist to have everything ready for your new pet! 1. Food Choosing a food that’s appropriate for your new pet can be overwhelming. With hundreds of