Flying With a Pet: Planning Ahead for Safe and Happy Travels

White cat in a cage at vet's office.As members of the family, it’s natural to want to bring your cat or dog on vacation, business trips, or other travel excursions. Depending on the destination and schedule, there may also be times when driving is out of the question.

However, flying with a pet is complex. There are often more stringent regulations and health requirements, as well as specific challenges that must be addressed before you and your pet can take to the skies. Continue…

Why Pet Dental Care Matters

 

iStock_000031982520_MediumFor a lot of cat and dog owners, one of the chief complaints is halitosis or bad breath in their pets. Some may even make light of it by referring to it as kitty or doggy breath, but is bad breath in pets really the norm or is it a result of poor dental care?

This may come as a surprise, but pets need to have their teeth brushed, too. And, no, that expensive dental chew doesn’t excuse those daily (or at least consistent) brushings. Continue…

New Leaf, Clean Slate: Kicking off the New Year With Excellent Pet Wellness

iStock_000051683652_LargeInstead of better time management or pinching pennies, your pet’s New Year’s resolutions may include enjoying new smells, jumping to new heights, or simply increasing valuable snuggle time. While these are certainly worthwhile endeavors, your pet’s overall wellness may benefit from a few other resolutions as well. Continue…