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Gesundheit! Don’t Ignore Your Cat’s Cough

Has your kitty been coughing a lot lately?  It could indicate a more serious problem. The most common cause of persistent coughing in cats is chronic bronchopulmonary disease, which encompasses conditions including feline asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic broncho-pneumonia.  But a cough can also be a symptom of many […]

Dogs in The Bedroom . Picture of a dog peeking out from under the covers on a bed.

Dogs in The Bedroom

Americans love their dogs. More than 40 million households have them. The majority of families would consider their furry friends as part of their family. We love to play with our dogs, and we love to interact with them as much as we can. However, one area where people are more divided on spending time […]

Dog sitting at dinner table with a treat on a plate

Snack Safe for Dogs

Dog owners love to give their furry friends the occasional treat, but which snacks are safe for pets? There are a variety of foods that are not good for pets. A good rule is to avoid anything high in sugar. High sugar content can be very bad for pet weight management. Below, are some treats […]

Keep Pets Fit. Picture of a cat peeking through a small opening in the door.

Keep Pets Fit

Being overweight is becoming an increasingly important issue with pets. Physical activity will help them keep their muscles toned and their weight in check. Below are some ways you can engage your cat in play and exercise. Getting a scratching post might entice them to play. They also might like having cat jungle gyms to […]

Relinquishing Pets to Shelters. Picture of an orange kitten lying next to a tan and white puppy holding a red crocheted heart.

Relinquishing Pets to Shelters

Large numbers of privately owned dogs and cats are relinquished to animal shelters annually by their owners. 1 To reduce these numbers and allow more dogs and cats to stay in their homes, we need to identify and understand why owners choose to give up their pets.2 In particular, it is important to know whether […]