Smart Mouth: Help Your Pup Have a Happy Oral Exam

Smart Mouth: Help Your Pup Have a Happy Oral Exam

Health & Nutrition

Every time your puppy or dog visits the veterinary hospital, he will get an oral exam. From looking at your dog’s mouth, your veterinarian can collect quite a bit of information. From this quick exam, your veterinarian will look at your dog’s teeth, his bite (alignment for those of you having dealt with orthodontia), his […]

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Behavior & Training

Do cats develop fears of loud noises such as fireworks? You bet! Cats have keen hearing that is as sensitive as that of dogs. We don’t always recognize that a cat may be fearful of loud noises because unlike dogs, who may engage in destructive behavior in an attempt to escape, the typical feline response […]

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Behavior & Training

You’ve had a long day and all you want to do is slide in between the sheets. As you do so, however, you feel a cold wet spot. Ugh! Your dog has urinated on your bed. Why Does This Happen? Many theories have been offered as to why some dogs urinate on their owners’ beds. […]

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Behavior & Training

For cat lovers, one of the most common feline postures can be puzzling. We know that cats communicate not only with meows and purrs, but also with scent and body position. A comical posture of happy, healthy cats, something I call “elevator butt,” actually communicates different information depending on the cat. The pose looks similar […]

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Senior Pets

Cats these days can make the most of their nine lives, thanks to advances in veterinary care, nutrition and just love from their people. The day comes, though, when nothing more can be done to save their lives, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that euthanasia is an immediate next step. Pet hospice programs can help […]