Wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can be traumatic events for people…and their animals. As you think about how you will react if a disaster hits your area, don’t forget to include your pets in any emergency preparedness planning. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created this “Saving the Whole Family” video on how to … Continue reading Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners
The American Veterinary Medical Association has been studying the growing trend of cannabis use for pet health, including the potential benefits and risks. They recently posted a statement about their perspective on this fast-evolving issue. Here’s a quick summary of what you should know before using cannabis products on your dogs, cats, and other pets. … Continue reading AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine
Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but it’s never a good time for your dog or cat to get stung by a bee or other stinging insect. Veterinary emergency and critical care doctor Christine Rutter from Texas A&M University provides some helpful advice for pet owners on preventing and … Continue reading Summer Pet Safety: Preventing and Treating Insect Stings
Don’t let that serious face fool you! With a nickname like “Grumpy Sunshine” you can bet this 8 year old kitty has a sweet and playful personality. Recently, Chops began showing signs of a urinary tract problem. His family took him to San Diego’s Veterinary Specialty Hospital, where it was found that he needed surgery … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chops!
Community cats--unowned stray and/or feral cats that live outdoors--are common in all types of neighborhoods. Many kindhearted people who live in these communities provide food and shelter for the homeless cats in their area. The hot summer months can be as hard on these kitties as cold winters. Alley Cat Allies has prepared a … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Community Cat Caregivers