The numbers speak for themselves – America has a weight problem. Rather, 53% of dogs in America and 58% of cats are considered either overweight or obese, while in the U.S, currently about ⅓ Of American Adults are also considered obese. It’s clear we are not taking enough steps to tackle the fat – so […]
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Do you ever feel like your cat is avoiding the floor? We all know cats like to be up on things, and they enjoy running around the room as much as possible. Is there a reason they like hopping from the kitchen table to the top of the fridge? Cats Like Vertical Space First of […]
Just like humans, pets can develop allergies to just about any food or substance in the environment. Unlike the typical human response to allergens — coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and in rare cases, anaphylactic shock — the most common signs of allergies in pets are skin irritations such as itching, scratching, digging, and gnawing at […]
Allergies to a variety of substances in the environment such as weed, grass and tree pollen along with dust mites and mold spores will cause a skin condition — in genetically predisposed dogs — called atopy. Susceptible breeds include Dalmatians, Golden Retrievers, West Highland White Terriers, Shar Peis, Labrador Retrievers, Cairn Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih […]
There are four allergy myths that many Guardians believe… Myth #1: Food allergies most often produce gastrointestinal symptoms because it’s the intestinal tract that is exposed to the allergen. Fact: The most common symptom of a food allergy is itchy skin. Myth #1: My dog’s symptoms can’t be the result of a food allergy because […]
Most dogs undoubtedly love camping. A few extra precautions will help make sure that it is a safe and enjoyable experience for them. Be very careful around the campfire. Many dogs are unfamiliar with fire and can easily get burned or hurt. Never leave your dog in the camper or tent while you are out. […]
Understanding Litter Safety When it comes to cat litter, not all are created equal. There are many different cat litter types on the market so it’s crucial you know which ones are safe for your cat to use and those to avoid. Cat litter can pose a danger to your cat in two ways. When […]
The safest way for any dog to travel is in a secure crate or specially designed seat belt/harness. A crate or safety harness will protect your dog from injuries on impact and keep him secure in the aftermath. If you are injured in an accident, emergency personnel won’t have to worry about getting past your […]
Life Jacket Safety If you take your dog around a large body of water and/or in a boat, it’s best to err on the side of caution and put him in a life jacket. A common misconception many Guardians make is assuming that all dogs can swim — that’s not the case. Other reasons for […]
Cancer is the most common disease that occurs in pets. It reduces their quality of life and shortens their life-span. Beginning early in a pet’s life to reduce the risks can have a huge impact on the time and quality of life a pet has with their family. #1 – Choose Your Puppy or Kitten […]