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The Best Cat Beds

Cat Asleep in Bed

Cats sleep as many as 16 hours per day (some, like kittens, even more!), so having a cozy cat bed is essential. A good cat bed gives kitties a soft, warm, and safe place to pass all those hours they spend snoozing. More than you may realize can go wrong in selecting a cat bed, […]

The Best Dust Free Cat Litter

Two cats exploring clean litter box with dust free cat litter

Cleaning up after your pets is obviously a gross but necessary task. Scooping out a litter box particularly isn’t a very fun job. Beyond the obvious (scooping cat droppings and clumped cat urine) cat litter can have a number of dangerous chemicals for humans. It’s also a special mess in and of itself! Even moving […]

The Best Dog Clippers for Poodles

Person using dog clippers on a poodle

Unlike most dog fur, poodle fur is short, thick, and curly, meaning it can easily form mats. Keeping their coat trimmed makes it easier to brush and maintain while making your poodle look great. Clippers can have a number of issues, however, including: Power sources not working consistently Blades that are difficult to maintain and […]

How To Introduce Dogs To Avoid A Problem

Two dogs meeting for the first time outdoors

Have you been wondering how to introduce dogs to avoid a problem? It’s a common question dog owners ask, such as when they need to introduce a visiting dog to their dog or introduce a nervous dog to other dogs. As a veterinarian, I often get asked tips and tricks to safely introduce two dogs. […]

How Long Does It Take for a Dog to Digest Food?

Small dog eating out of yellow dog bowl

As a dog owner, you no doubt strive to do everything in your power to support your dog’s health and wellbeing. However, there’s one vital health-related consideration that you may not have given too much thought to: the movement of food through your dog’s digestive system.  While it may seem like an unusual topic to […]

4 Ways to Add Fiber to a Dog’s Diet

Closeup of a happy and healthy dog with his tongue out

Are you looking for ways to add more fiber to your dog’s diet? While fiber is not considered to be an essential ingredient in a dog’s diet, there are a handful of reasons why it may be beneficial to add fiber to a dog’s diet. Fiber not only helps dogs form normal stools, but some types […]

6 Remedies That Will Settle Your Cat’s Upset Stomach

Cat suffering from an upset stomach resting in bed

Does your cat have diarrhea? Or maybe they’re vomiting? If you’re like many cat owners, these issues have led you to search for remedies that will settle your cat’s upset stomach. These symptoms can be brought on by many different causes including: Viral and bacterial infections Parasites Ingesting a toxic substance, unusual food, or foreign […]

7 Ways to Put Your Cat on a Diet

Closeup of overweight cat's face

Have you noticed that your cat has gained a few pounds? Or maybe your cat has been overweight for a while? It might be time to consider putting your cat on a diet. You’re certainly not alone. Various studies have reported that more than half of pet cats may be overweight or obese and the […]

5 Things to Put in a Dog House for Bedding

Two dogs on bed in indoor dog house

You have just spent the time and effort to set up a nice house for your dog, and now you might be wondering what things to put in a dog house for bedding to keep your pup safe, comfortable, warm, and dry. In this article, I’ll explain the various types of dog house bedding to […]

6 Strategies to Stop Dogs from Fighting

Three dogs playing with a ball in the grass

Whether your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs or rarely gets into fights, every dog owner should know how to stop dogs from fighting so you’re prepared should it ever occur. There are a variety of reasons that dogs may fight, from protectiveness to resource guarding to too much (or too little) stimulation. Here’s […]

Why Your Dog Snores (and When & How to Stop It)

Bulldog snoring while sleeping in bed

Wondering why your dog snores? The slow rumble of a snoring dog sleeping nearby in bed may be an endearing noise to some dog owners, but to others, it may cost them precious hours of sleep and worrying that something is wrong. Snoring may be normal in some dogs, but there are some instances that […]

8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Trash

Dog next to knocked over trash can

Many dog owners find themselves searching for ways to keep their dog out of the trash after experiencing every dog owner’s worst nightmare. Few things are more frustrating – or more concerning – than coming home to find your garbage can knocked over and last night’s dinner along with all kinds of other trash strewn […]

4 Best Home Remedies for Cat Vomiting

Sick cat with an upset stomach hunched over

Is your cat vomiting? There are a few home remedies for cat vomiting that can help. However, if the vomiting is severe or accompanied by other potentially serious symptoms like abdominal pain, the presence of blood, profuse diarrhea, and weakness, stop reading now and call your veterinarian. On the other hand, if your cat has […]

7 Ways to Make a Dog’s Coat Shiny

Picture of a dog with a shiny coat

As a veterinarian, I’m often asked how to make a dog’s coat shiny. Not all breeds have naturally shiny coats, but in some dogs, a dull coat can be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Here’s what you need to know about the potential causes of a dull coat and what you can do […]

9 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Woman playing a game with Golden Retriever on beach

Playtime is the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog. With these and other fun games to play with your dog, she gets to release energy, stay agile, and enjoy one-on-one time with her favorite human (you). Regularly engaging with your dog helps develop both physical and mental fitness and can even help your dog […]

8 Remedies for Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

Sick dog with an upset stomach resting on their owner's bed

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re on the hunt for practical remedies for your dog’s upset stomach. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to address this health concern and ease your pup’s discomfort. Many things can bring on an upset stomach in your dog, from consuming certain foods and […]

The Best Dog Hair Dryer

Yorkie being blow dried at a grooming shop

Anyone who has given a dog a bath knows the drill. Most dogs hate the bath and can’t wait to get themselves dry. They frantically try to jump out of the bathtub and will shake as much water as they can off at the first opportunity. Beyond that, if you have an active dog they’re […]