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Do pets dream?

Do pets dream?

By Amy Shojai

Do your pets dream? While we can't know for sure what they dream about, dogs and cats certainly appear to go through the motions of paws paddling, whiskers twitching, and even whimpering or hissing in their sleep. We speculate that our pets re-live experiences during dreams that made an impact on them while awake.

How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

By Stacy Hackett

Does your dog seem to go out of his way to roll in every inviting mud puddle that comes his way? Or does he care for himself meticulously, with all his fur perfectly in place? Your dog's lifestyle and personality will determine how often he needs your help keeping clean. Before you fill the bathtub...

How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

By Caryl Wolff

Let me say at the outset that I am 100% against leaving dogs in hot cars. However, there may be an emergency where you can't leave your dog at home, and that's what this article is about.In the summer months cars can be dangerous, even deadly, to our dogs. We've all seen the news reports of dogs...

Why won't my pet drink from his water bowl?

Why won’t my pet drink from his water bowl?

By Justin Young

Your cat needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. This amount may increase based on the activity level of your pet or existing health conditions. You can help keep your cat properly hydrated by providing a source of clean water. But, what if your cat doesn’t seem to like her bowl?

Why Does My Pet Pee on Objects?

Why Does My Pet Pee on Objects?

By Amy Shojai

For humans, going to the bathroom is associated with disgusting smells and unsanitary conditions, but pets view body waste quite differently. Scent rules your pets' world, which turns urine into a virtual Pee-Mail system that communicates an incredible amount of information. An individual pet's pee...

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

By Tony Johnson

Watch out for the top 5 summertime threats to your pet that I have seen and treated in my 17 years as an emergency vet.

What Items in Your House or Yard Can Harm Your Pet?

What Items in Your House or Yard Can Harm Your Pet?

By Tony Johnson

With the coming of spring and summer also come many hazards that can potentially harm your pet. Some of these come along with fun warm-weather activities like camping or trips to the lake or park, but some are laying around right this minute in your own home. Read along and discover some common pet...