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Gastroenteritis: What to Do When Food Won’t Stay Down

By Tony Johnson

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, elude diagnostics tests, or require hospitalization or surgery. Luckily for many cases, the cause and treatment are simple, and management can be completed at home. Your vet can help guide you through the steps needed to determine the cause and the best course of action, and some of the information here will help you decide what's best for your pet before a visit.

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8 Resolutions to Slim Your Pudgy Pooch

By Amy Shojai

Happy New Year! The entire month of January is an opportunity for putting resolutions and goals in place, but of course you can do this at any time. Eating right and getting healthy tops the resolution list for people, so why not extend that to your dog, especially if your chubby dog needs to slim down and lose weight?

Feeding Multiple Cats

By Charlotte Higgins

Do you have a skinny cat and a chubby cat? Read this guide to feeding multiple cats and keeping them at a healthy weight.

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

By PetSafe Guest

Healthy eating and exercise is just as important for your pets as it is for you! October 8 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day raising awareness on pet weight issues.

Protect Your Pets from the Summer Heat

By Jim Tedford

There has been no way to avoid the tragic news reports of children being left in hot cars this summer. In some instances, concerned passersby have noticed kids in crisis before it was too late. Sadly, in other instances, children have suffered in unspeakable ways and have lost their lives....

The World According to Cooper: Spring Workouts

By Stacie Greene

Getting in shape is tough! I'm lucky to have a great workout partner.

Healthy Winter Walking

By Michelle Mullins

If you're hoping to get your pet in better shape, the Gentle Leader Headcollar is a great place to start!