With summer now in full swing, pet owners need to be more aware of the heat-related dangers that can impact dogs, cats, and other pets. Did you know that some dog breeds are at higher risk for heatstroke than others? A recent article in Nature’s Scientific Reports studied the incidence and risk factors for heat-related … Continue reading Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds
This year’s Global Pet Expo, a convention hosted by the American Pet Products Association and the Pet Industry Distributors Association, highlighted some new product trends that are driving the pet food market this year. A Switch from Grain-Free to Grain-Friendly Diets The grain-free pet food trend, which was growing in popularity over the past few … Continue reading Top Pet Food Trends of 2020
The Royal Veterinary College recently completed a large study on elbow disease in UK dogs. Researchers examined the records of over 455,000 dogs under veterinary care to determine the risk factors for elbow disease in dogs. Here are some highlights of the study, you can read the full text of the results, published in Canine … Continue reading Large-Scale Study Examines Elbow Joint Disease in Dogs
Diabetes is a health issue that can affect dogs and cats as well as us humans. Did you know that 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the U.S. have diabetes? November is Pet Diabetes Month, the perfect time to find out if your pet is at risk for diabetes. You can … Continue reading November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
October 1-7 is National Walk Your Dog Week, an event designed to raise awareness about the importance of regular exercise for your dog’s health. According to the official website, many dogs (and their humans) do not get enough exercise, which can lead to health problems like obesity as well as behavioral problems that arise from … Continue reading It’s National Walk Your Dog Week!