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The Dirty Truth About Fleas

When fleas are spotted in the home, it’s our pets that take the blame. But did you know that for every flea you see, there could be a much bigger problem hiding in the bedding, carpets, furniture and floorboards of your home? The truth is, flea eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae represent 95 percent of […]

The Perfect Balance: Your Healthy Lifestyle Benefits Your Pet Too

The connection between pets and owners is hard to quantify, but for many pet owners it comes down to wanting their dog to live as good a life as they, themselves, are living. To help you make sure you’re giving your dog the very best in life, think of it as sharing a lifestyle – […]

Keeping a Clean, Fish-Friendly Home

My mom has taught me many things over the years, not the least of which is the importance of having a clean house. Not just because it looks nice-but because it helps keep you from getting sick! Not surprisingly, Mom’s advice translates to fish homes, too. Good fish aquarium maintenance doesn’t have to be a […]

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy During Any Season

Americans love pets – to the tune of 62 percent of all households with at least one pet in residence, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Statistics show that 72.9 million homes accommodate approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats. With so many four-legged friends among us, pet health is a […]

Beyond Bird Seed: The Meal Backyard Birds Are Craving

Think about your favorite restaurant. Sure, you probably enjoy the ambiance and service, but it’s really the delicious food that keeps you going back, right? When it comes to attracting birds to your backyard this season, keep in mind the same principle applies for them. They’ll appreciate the water and shelter you provide, but what […]

10 Simple Tips for Pet Proofing Your Home

Pets are like children–they’re curious about everything! And just as a new parent would child-proof their home for a toddler’s safety, pet parents should be concerned with the safety of their four-footed children. Consider this–most parents spend nine months preparing for the arrival of a new baby, taking classes on child safety and child proofing […]

Bad Dog Breath: Why It’s Not Normal and Can Be a Sign of Dental Trouble

Most people dutifully brush their teeth not only to prevent cavities and gingivitis, but also to keep their breath smelling fresh. In just the same way, regular brushing for dogs can ensure good dental hygiene and reduce the infamous “doggy breath.” Many pet parents believe that bad dog breath is a package deal and comes […]

Your Pet’s Health: Debunking Common Myths

If you are a pet owner, your pet is a beloved member of your family. You buy treats and toys and sometimes even costumes to keep your pet happy and an integral part of the family. But, what about your pet’s health? In the midst of all the fun, it is vital that pet owners […]

Adopting an Extra Cat Adds Fun and Another Furry Friend to Your Home

People are social and we all highly value our interactions with friends and family. While you might not think the same of cats, people who have more than one can attest that having multiple cats can make everyone in the household – two-legged and four-legged – a little happier. “Cats need stimulation, friendship, companionship, play […]

The Answers to Your Flea Problems Finally Revealed!

By Dr Mark Perissinotto When the war on fleas starts to become a losing battle it might be time to re-assess your current flea prevention techniques in order to get to the bottom of why these little blood-sucking creatures are still successfully invading your home and living on your pets. It can be extremely frustrating […]