• Vet Services To Consider Before Getting A Pet

    Before you get a pet, you should consider the type of vet services the pet will need throughout their life. It's easy to assume that once a pet has had their shots, they are good to go. In reality, pets are just like people and need regular medical care and attention, and can fall ill at any time. Pets are expensive and life-long commitments. Depending on the species of pet you get, you can be looking at over a decade of care and responsibility. [Read More]

  • Pet Cremation: Facts Every Pet Owner Should Know While Their Pet Is Healthy

    Saying goodbye to a beloved animal is heartbreaking and it is not something any pet owner wants to think about while their pet is still healthy and happy. However, if your pet suddenly becomes ill and you must decide to put them down, it can be overwhelming trying to determine if pet cremation or a traditional burial is best for you. Learning a few facts about pet cremation, while your pet is still healthy, means you have one less thing to worry about at the time of your pet's death. [Read More]

  • What A Vet Can Do About Sore Paw Pads

    A dog's paw pads can become sore for a number of reasons. Maybe your dog walked over some hot asphalt and has minor burns on their pads. Or perhaps they simply hiked over a lot of rough terrain, and they have some abrasions and swelling on their pads as a result. Sore paw pads are not usually an emergency, but they are a reason to take your dog to the vet. [Read More]

  • Three Reasons That Your Dog May Need A Tooth Extraction

    When you take your dog for its annual checkup at a local animal hospital, you can expect that the veterinarian will spend some time assessing the pet's dental health. The vet will tell you whether the dog's teeth and gums are healthy or if there are any issues present. In some cases — particularly as a dog gets older — the vet may bring up the topic of tooth extraction. This means that the vet will need to remove one or more of the teeth. [Read More]

  • Dog Care Tips For Large Breeds

    All dogs need love, attention, good food, and regular vet care to thrive. But dogs do vary in their other needs. Large dogs, in particular, need some precise care that's not always as important for smaller dogs. Here are some key ways to care for your large-breed dog. Invest in good training early on. Behaviors that may seem "silly" and easy to dismiss in small dogs can be downright dangerous in larger dogs. [Read More]