5 Reasons to Take Your Puppy to Puppy School

There are very few things in this life better than bringing a puppy into your life, but giving one a home also comes with a lot of responsibility. One of the best things you can do to cope with that responsibility is take your new dog to puppy school. Here are just five reasons why it's a great idea. 1. Builds Trust and Enhances Your Bond It isn't exactly hard to bond with your puppy, but going through puppy school together can really cement the connection.

Getting Rid of Sharp Claws on Cats

If you have a cat you'll know how much damage they can do to furniture and even flooring with their sharp claws. With more and more cats being asked to stay inside and be indoor cats they have less opportunity to naturally lose the sharpest edge of their claws. Here are some options.  Offer them scratching posts There is a range of commercially available scratching products which mimic natural scratch surfaces and should help your cat to blunt their claws while giving them an acceptable place to scratch.

3 Diet Tips to Help Prepare Your Cat for Cancer Surgery

While tumor removal surgery is often a promising treatment for cats with cancer, it's not a magic cure-all. If you want your cat to get through surgery and make a swift recovery, you'll need to make sure their condition doesn't deteriorate before their surgery date. Diet is one of the most important factors in a cat's health -- especially when the cat in question is unwell. Unfortunately, cats with cancer often lose their appetite, which can make nutrition more difficult.

4 Ways to Make Sure You Reconnect With Your Cat After it Has Been Boarded

Cats usually don't accept change as well as other pets. With that in mind, they might be a little peeved with you if you leave them in a boarding facility, no matter how nice it is. You'll have taken them out of their territory, away from you, and into a new environment that is filled with other cats. When you pick them up, you might find that they give you the cold shoulder for a while.

Protecting your cat from heart worm

Heartworm is a parasite that can infect cats through a number of mechanisms including direct blood contact from fighting and open wounds, and indirect blood transfer from mosquitoes. Heartworm disease can range from a mild infection that causes discomfort to a severe infection which leading to problems breathing. Here are some tips to help your cat protect your cat from heartworm.  Limit exposure to the disease The main exposure to heartworm comes from fighting and living outside where mosquitos can bite the cat.