Category Archives: General Health

How Do I Introduce My Pets to My New Baby?

How Do I Introduce My Pets to My New Baby?

Start getting yourself and your pets ready as early as possible — but also trust that it will all work out in the end. It’s the ultimate dilemma for pet parents who become human parents: How do I show my dog or cat I still love them once I have a baby? How do I ensure my pet doesn’t hate my child?

Pet Disaster Preparedness

Pet Disaster Preparedness

Just as humans are urged to be prepared for natural disasters at all times, it is equally important that we remember to prepare for our four-legged family members who cannot fend for themselves in a time of crisis.

Pet Body Weight and Cancer Risk

Pet Body Weight and Cancer Risk

Excess body weight is an important factor as it relates to the risk of developing tumors and cancer in dogs and cats. Simply put extra pounds increase your pet’s risk of developing cancer. If your dog or cat is 15 percent or more above his or her ideal weight, he is obese. Being just 10% percent overweight decreases your pets healthy life span by one-third and predisposes him to heart, liver and kidney disease as well as to arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

Pet Safety Tips for the Easter & Passover Holiday

Pet Safety Tips for the Easter & Passover Holiday

Holidays are favorites for family gatherings, cheers and lots of delicious goodies. Here are a few tips to help ensure your holiday weekend is as joyous for you as it is for Fido and Fluffy. First and foremost be sure your 4-footed companions are healthy, have updated ID tags and a properly fitted collar. Take a few safety precautions and use lots of every day common sense!

What Should You Have in Your Spring Pet Grooming Kit?

What Should You Have in Your Spring Pet Grooming Kit?

The arrival of warmer weather means that your pet’s coat may start shedding like crazy to compensate for the rising temperatures. To help handle the sudden influx of stray pet fur, it is important to have the right supplies in your cat or dog grooming kit.

Martha Stewart and Canopy Growth Are Collaborating on CBD Products for Pets But is CBD Oil for Pets Totally Safe? Here’s What you should know.

Martha Stewart and Canopy Growth Are Collaborating on CBD Products for Pets But is CBD Oil for Pets Totally Safe? Here’s What you should know.

Martha Stewart is collaborating with cannabis company Canopy Growth on a new line of CBD products that will focus on pets and eventually extend to people. CBD products have spiked in popularity due to some promising research surrounding its ability to treat certain health conditions. Experts explain how CBD products may affect the health of your pets.

5 Incredible Ways Veterinary Science Can Help Our Pets

5 Incredible Ways Veterinary Science Can Help Our Pets

Veterinary science has come a long way in the past decade. Pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to scientific developments such as transplants, new cancer treatments and even stem cell therapy. Here are some of the incredible things our pets now have access to thanks to advancements in veterinary science.

Pet New Year’s Safety Tips

Pet New Year’s Safety Tips

Whether you’re bringing in the New Year with Champagne and fireworks or watching the ball drop on TV, here are a few last-minute pet safety tips to help ensure this New Year’s celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.