Author: Stephen Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S.

how to travel with cats and dogs

Tips for Safe Travels with Dogs & Cats

Looking to travel with your cat or dog? Here’s some advice to make that experience safe and fun… tips for traveling by plane and car, plus what to do before you leave.

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rawhide bones - are they safe for dogs? dangers of rawhide

Rawhide: Yay or Nay?

Is rawhide safe for dogs or is it potentially harmful? Some sources say rawhide can be a safe, healthy treat, while others claim it is dangerous. What’s the truth?

Well, the short answer doesn’t provide much clarity: “It depends on a few factors.” Let’s explore them now…

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open plastic bags pose pet suffocation risks

Preventing Pet Suffocation

Statistics show that every week, two to three pets die due to suffocation from chip bags. In fact, these types of soft food bags are the leading cause of pet suffocation. It’s not just chip or snack food bags either. Pet food and treat bags, bread bags, cereal box liners, grocery bags, and plastic containers can all be suffocation hazards too. Learn about ways to prevent pet suffocation in this blog…

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bone broth for pets

Bone Broth Benefits for Dogs & Cats

Not just for people, bone broth is nutritious, beneficial and perfectly safe for dogs and cats alike (with a few caveats discussed below). For many reasons, it makes a wonderful addition to their regular diet.

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cat kneading couch arm

Why Does My Cat Knead?

If you have a cat, then you’re likely very familiar with kneading—the rhythmic pushing of paws in and out of a soft object like a blanket, pillow, or even your stomach! The action is similar to the way a baker kneads dough, which is why it’s often affectionately referred to as “making biscuits.” Some cats […]

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cat body language how cats communicate

How Cats Communicate

If you own a dog, you know how expressive and animated they can be. It’s hard to mistake emotions like excitement or contentment in a pup. Cats, on the other hand…well, let’s just say they’re not as easy to read. Wrongly or not, cats have earned the reputation of being aloof, snobby, or indifferent, especially […]

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benefits of dog walks

8 Great Reasons to Walk Your Dog

Daily dog walks are incredibly important—not just for a canine’s physical health, but for its emotional and mental health too. Here are the reasons—some obvious, some surprising—why you’re doing your dog (and yourself) a huge favor by taking that daily stroll.

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senior dog and cat care

Caring for Senior Pets

If you’ve raised a puppy or kitten, you know they’re a lot of work. Well worth it, but nevertheless hard! Taking care of a senior pet can be just as challenging, and for totally different reasons. In order to make their lives as comfortable as possible in their later years, you do have to make some adjustments to how you handle their care…

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cat urinary tract health and utis

Urinary Tract Issues In Cats

If you’re a cat owner, you’re probably intimately familiar with his litterbox habits. After all, you’re the one cleaning it out, so you get a good idea of how-much-of-what your cat is doing every day. While cleaning up your pet’s business likely isn’t your idea of a fun time, this chore can actually tell you […]

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Dog lying on pet-safe lawn

Create a Pet-Safe Lawn this Summer

Summer’s here, which means lawn maintenance becomes much more of a priority for many households. This often means spraying fertilizers and pesticides to achieve a weed-free, perfectly manicured lawn. It’s definitely appealing to the eye, but there are many hidden dangers associated with these chemicals, both to the environment and to the health of people […]

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