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Cats and the Unavoidable Litter Box

By Dr. Al Townshend An estimated 95 million live in US households, and another 8 million reside in Canadian homes. Approximately 68% of US and 38% of Canadian households have at least one cat. The vast majority of cats are kept inside or spend a significant amount of their time in the home. Statistics suggest […]

Caring For Your Senior Pet

Aging is a process we will all experience. Unfortunately, our beloved pets will age much faster than we do. Many Guardians wonder how much time their pets have left and how they can slow down the process of aging. By ages 7-8, Veterinary Medicine considers most dogs a senior, and cats a senior by age […]

The Importance of A High Protein Diet

By Dr. Al Townshend The domestic dog we know today evolved from their ancestors, the wolf. There is some controversy as to when that happened. Most agree that it began some 20 to 40 thousand years ago. Like wolves, dogs evolved as carnivores or meat eaters. During their domestication process dogs have gained a better […]

Why is Dental Health So Important?

Dr. Al Townshend Do you brush your pet’s teeth daily? Because it turns out – many of us don’t! According to the American Veterinary Dental College, by age 3, many dogs and cats will develop dental disease. As with humans, dental health for our pets is one of the essential things we Guardians can do to […]

Avoiding Obesity – How You Can Keep Your Pet Fit

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 […]

Why Does My Cat Like High Places?

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 […]

Litter Safety – Making An Educated Choice

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 […]

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Cancer In Pets

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 […]

Joint Health Prevention

Dogs and cats are born to run, jump and play, free of pain and joint problems, but some still develop joint and mobility issues that can seriously affect their quality of life. The good news is that many joint issues are not part of the normal aging process and are preventable if addressed early on. […]

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