There is nothing easy about receiving a cancer diagnosis, after all, pets are family. The sad truth is that most of the time, cancer is not preventable. The good news is that pets today have a better chance of being successfully treated for cancer than they did before, thanks to advances in early detection, diagnosis and advanced medicine.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. It is estimated that 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer, which is the same chance of cancer among men. It is also predicted that half of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer. Dogs can develop a variety of cancers and most are very similar to those found in humans. We’re here to help navigate through the stressful and emotional times before and after a diagnosis.
October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month, so we’re taking the opportunity to recognize safety measures you should do to protect your pets and ensure they’re healthy. It’s important to understand what signs suggest that your four-legged-friend may not be feeling well. Here are some basic pet safety tips that you should always be aware of.
These days, dog owners are given an overwhelming array of options, all claiming to be the best dog food on the market. Researching through the different brands to find the most affordable, healthy, and tasty for your dog can be stressful. Luckily there are websites out there that do the work for you and offer dog food reviews, like this one, 5 Best Dog Foods. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for kibble.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and we wouldn’t be dog owners if we didn’t use this month to promote pet vaccination awareness, as well! Many people understand that their pets need vaccines, but do they truly understand which vaccines dogs need, and when, to be protected against dangerous diseases?
As a dog owner, one of the biggest concerns should be your pups health. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for your dog to become overweight, and sometimes it’s hard to realize it. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 56 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. What’s ever harder to swallow is that more than 90 percent of owners do not recognize that their obese pets weighed more than they should. Since being overweight puts your dog at risk of many diseases, it’s important to recognize and prevent it.
All dog owners know how hard it is to sleep at night listening to the sound of your dog repeatedly licking his paws or shaking his head. Why is he doing that? He may also be showing other symptoms such as hives, or red and itchy skin. Maybe you’ve witnessed excessive scratching, or him rubbing his body against furniture or face into the carpet? Chances are he is allergic to fleas, or something in his diet or environment, and needs your help.
As a dog owner, it is important to know which toys are best for your dog, and why they are beneficial. Take into account not only the health and physical benefits of a new toy, but also the intellectual perks! This list breaks down the most popular kinds of toys, and why they are loved by our four-legged friends!
Let’s face it, dogs are great at giving us the “puppy eyes” when they want to sample what we’re eating. Sharing healthy snacks like certain veggies and fruits is ok. But there are common foods that can be very dangerous for our dogs. Here is a list of ten foods that should never fall into the paws of your pup, and some warning signs if you think your dog may have eaten them