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Water Is a Must for Every Dog

By Mike Shafer

At last, summer is in full swing! Lake days, vacations, and day trips with the kids are all now the norm. And the best part is that so many places are now dog friendly so you can bring Fido along. With all of this extra time, activity, and heat we must keep one thing in mind: hydration. This goes for both two and four legged family members.

Pet Hydration FAQs

By Stacy Hackett

Is it normal for your cat to drink from the faucet? Could it be bad for your dog to drink from the toilet? Get answers to frequently asked questions about your pet's behavior.

Pet Disaster Prep: 9 Ways to Prepare for Disaster

By Amy Shojai

What would you do if you awoke in the middle of the night to a flash flood or a tornado? What's your emergency plan to get you and your pets to safety?

Lost Pets in July

By Justin Young

Is your pet scared of fireworks or storms? Has your pet recently escaped? Get tips on pet safety and finding lost pets in preparation for the 4th of July.

Preventing Pet Dehydration

By Tony Johnson

Your pet needs to drink 1 ounce of water per 1 pound of body weight every day. If your pet doesn't drink enough water, the results can be disastrous. Learn how you can keep your pet healthy and prevent dehydration.

All About Catnip

By Stacy Hackett

Why does your cat freak out when she gets a new catnip toy? Is it okay to give your cat catnip? Get answers to catnip FAQs and get playtime ideas for cats who like catnip.

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.