The very ingredients of summertime fun for people often cause anxiety, fear and illness in pets. It’s important for owners to understand summertime hazards for pets and to take steps that will help keep companion animals safe, healthy and happy.
Written and reviewed by board-certified veterinarians, find animal care advice and information for companion, exotic, equine, and livestock animals.
Many effects of aging are shared by people and pets. Just as we can take steps to care for ourselves and our senior family members, we can provide focused care for aging pets to help maintain their health and quality of life.
Why do our pets act the way they do? Some pet behaviors are inherited, while others are learned or based on environmental influences. It’s helpful for pet owners to understand the behaviors of their furry friends so that animals may be managed for the health and happiness of entire households.
Veterinarians are trained to pick up subtle cues that something is not right with your pet, but cannot learn everything through senses alone.
Just as in humans, neurological problems in animals can be caused by a reaction to medication, hereditary disorders, infection or trauma.
We humans know to call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room when faced with serious injury or illness – but what do we do when a pet needs emergency veterinary care?
Do you suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies? You might be surprised to learn that pets often do, too.
Many people are attracted to exotic pets for their unusual and fascinating qualities. Tarantulas, bearded dragons, chinchillas: These and other animals are good fits for some households.
Many of us with active and outdoorsy lifestyles have dogs that likewise are active and outdoorsy: It’s common to see people walking, running, hiking and playing fetch with their dogs.