We would all love for our pets to stay young forever, but unfortunately that is not possible. Although aging is inevitable there are some things you can do to keep them healthier. Bone and joint pain are part of the aging process for dogs and humans alike. Read up on some ways to help prevent or slow down the onset of arthritis and other joint and bone issues for your beloved pet.

There are two major categories of joint problems, developmental and degenerative problems. With developmental problems, you have things like hip or elbow dysplasia, where the joint does not develop correctly in a number of different ways. Degenerative problems are commonly caused by factors such age, weight or stress on joints. With degenerative joint...

Many of us assume our dogs are getting enough exercise to stay fit and healthy. But this may not always be the case. Between busy work schedules and family responsibilities, it can be hard to keep up with your dog's daily exercise needs. There are many ways to prevent excess weight and promote a healthy lifestyle for your dog, and the benefits you will see when your dog is fit and well-exercised are so worth it! Including helping them maintain a healthy weight, good body condition, better health and calmer behaviour.

Jogging or running

Dogs love to run! Running or jogging with your dog is a good way to help your pet maintain a healthy weight, improve muscle tone, maintain a strong cardiovascular system, and build fitness....

PROTECT YOUR PET THIS GUY FAWKES

Protect your pet this Guy Fawkes

Chances are your pet will suffer from some degree of anxiety and fear at Guy Fawkes time. This is because sudden loud sharp noises coupled with bright flashes are all reasons for animals to be afraid and seek safety. The fact that it only happens once a year and that Guy Fawkes turns your pets usual controlled environment into a battle ground adds to the confusion and anxiety most pets feel.

It is worth remembering that our pets’ senses are far more sensitive than our own. A dogs hearing is twice, and a cats hearing is three times, more sensitive than ours. So not only are the sounds of fireworks very loud they can also be painful for our pets. There are some great alternatives to drugs that...

sensitive stomach? It's a sensitive issue

It can be common for cats and dogs to experience an upset stomach, and in most cases, they will recover just fine on their own. However, sometimes an upset stomach is more than just an upset stomach and may be in fact be a stomach sensitivity or even worse, an underlying health concern.

A tummy upset that goes beyond the 24-hour period can cause further health issues, such as dehydration, anemia, and weight loss. If this is the case with your pet - take them to the vet for a thorough examination.

Common symptoms of stomach sensitivities:

Do you have a cat or dog that has one or more of the following symptoms?

  • Intermittent loose stools
  • Occasional vomiting
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Picky or fussy with their...

SHAPE UP AND BEAT THE BULGE

Though you may think nothing of your pet’s extra weight, overweight pet's is an increasing problem. Obesity in animals can cause a variety of health-related issues and may even shorten the lifespan of your beloved pet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to become informed on the issue and find a healthy way to get your pet’s weight back on track.

How do Pets Become Overweight?

Pets become overweight for a variety of reasons, including consuming too many calories, not enough exercise, feeding too frequently or consuming table scraps!

Treats can also contribute to the problem with many dog and cat owners over treating their pets with multiple treats per day.

Nature vs. Nurture

Most pets are always happy to eat...