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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: An Important Global Issue That You Can Help

By Tony Johnson

You can’t read a news website or magazine these days without a headline warning about antibiotic resistance. You may have heard of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), but the alphabet soup of super bugs is growing to include VRSA (vancomycin-resistant Staph aureus), VISA (vancomycin-intermediate Staph aureus) and a host of other scary bugs. So, let’s discuss a few points about what antibiotic resistance is and what it means for people and pets.

7 Ways to Prevent Hairballs

7 Tips to Prevent Hairballs

By Stacy Hackett

Because of the backward pointing barbs on a cat's tongue, the grooming action causes a cat to swallow a lot of dead hair. If the hair collects in the cat's digestive system more rapidly than the cat can naturally pass it, the hair often comes back up in the form of the slimy hairballs. Obviously, long haired cats are more likely to experience hairballs than their short haired cousins. Luckily, you can take some steps to help prevent hairballs--or at least decrease their frequency.

Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

By Tony Johnson

You wouldn't think something as simple as a dog collar would be a hotly contested subject, but a simple scan of some online discussions shows just how contentious it can be - and how confusing, as well.

5 Ways to Splurge on Your Pet with Your Tax Refund

5 Ways to Splurge on Your Pet with Your Tax Refund

By Justin Young

It’s that time of year again. Millions of Americans have filed their taxes, found out they’ll receive a tax refund and are figuring out exactly how they’ll spend that money. Some people will save the money for a rainy day. Others may splurge on something shiny and new. Then, there are pet parents who might be wondering what to buy for their dog or cat.

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Create an Easter Scavenger Hunt for Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

While kids are participating in Easter Egg hunts, we want our pups to have an activity, too. Here's a DIY version of putting together a scavenger hunt for a dog.

National Pet Day

The 10 Best Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

By Jessie McDowell

Treat yourself and your pet with our top 10 activities to celebrate your pet on National Pet Day.


Should I Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

By Tony Johnson

This simple surgical procedure keeps our pets happier and healthier and helps bring the cycle of pet overpopulation to an end once and for all.