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Ten Ways to Make Your Cat Happy on National Cat Day!

Every year on October 29th, we celebrate National Cat Day. The real meaning behind this special date is so much more than pampering your sweet kitty and spoiling them with extra treats and toys. This day was originally celebrated in … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

As the summer heat starts to fade back, Autumn is a great time to get out and start walking. You can enjoy the leaves changing color, the crispness in the air and it gives you time to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! Ready to find your new best friend? Hillsborough County Animal Resource Center is a great resource! Here are just a few great reasons to consider adoption: You will help to cut down the … Continue reading

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Scariest Halloween Hazards

It’s almost the spookiest night of the year! During the week of Halloween, call volumes at Pet Poison Helpline increase significantly, making it consistently one of their busiest weeks of the year. While most of the calls involve dogs of … Continue reading

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Senior Pet Care: How do my pet’s needs change as they age?

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, and the proper senior pet care, pets are living longer than ever before. However with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. As pets reach … Continue reading

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Common Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Your Cat Happy During Happy Cat Month

September is Happy Cat Month, dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long. In honor of Happy Cat Month, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working … Continue reading

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Common Signs of Pain in Cats

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and … Continue reading

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Here are a few reasons not to postpone your cat’s check-up visit Cats age MUCH more rapidly than humans A cat reaches the human age of 15 by its first year and 24 by its second year. Each year after, … Continue reading

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Paws Off Xylitol; It’s Dangerous for Dogs

Sugarless chewing gum can be poisonous to your dog. So can certain sugar-free baked goods, “skinny” (sugar-free) ice cream, nut butters, and human products you find around the house. Your six-month-old puppy, Hoover, will eat anything that isn’t tied down. … Continue reading

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