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  • Never Too Old for New Tricks! Tips to Care for Your Senior Pet

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 06:33 AM


    Advances in veterinary care and improvements in nutrition and other care are now allowing pets to live longer than ever before, but that doesnt change the fact that dogs and cats typically reach senior status between the ages of six and seven. Large breed dogs may be considered senior even sooner. This means that older pets are now developing more of the same problems that are present in humans, as they age. Pets, too, can suffer from cancer, heart disease, kidney and urinary tract diseases,...

  • Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog and Cat (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 08:23 AM


    Summertime means high temperatures and lots of sun for most of us. And that means our pets too. The season brings with it opportunities for fun and for bonding with our pets. But it also brings some dangers that are not necessarily a consideration during other times of the year.

    Fortunately, Pet360s Chief Pet Parenting Expert, Rose Hamilton, partnered with SheKnows to compile this Summer Safety Tips infographic detailing some of the top recommendations for keeping your furry friends out of...

  • Water Safety Tips for Your Dog

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 06:13 AM


    Its summertime, with the temperatures here in Rhode Island soaring into the upper 80s. This time of year, with the temperatures tipping the scales, our thoughts tend to turn toward swimming pools, boating, and other water activities.

    Keep your dog safe in and on the water. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/kittimages

    For many of us, our dogs love to join in these activities as well. Theres certainly nothing wrong with that. Sharing these water activities with your dog can be a great bonding...

  • Reportedly Recent Pet Food Recall Turns Out To Be Old News

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 06:20 AM


    Recently, at least one major pet industry media outlet plus several other blogs have reported a recent recall of Iams and Eukanuba food. Fortunately, these reports are erroneous. It is somewhat disturbing that a major media outlet would report something like this without checking the facts. I would expect more from such an organization and I believe we, as pet owners, deserve more. Unfortunately, it seems this is the state of affairs in the media today; reporting without substantiating facts...

  • The Science Behind How Pets Make Us Happier and Healthier

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 04:52 AM


    Its likely, if youre an animal lover, that you already know that pets are known to offer health benefits for the people that interact with them. But do you know the reasons why?

    Pets help improve the well-being of people of all ages, just by being present. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/golyak

    The following infographic, kindly provided by Happify Daily, provides detailed science-based information about how pets affect our well-being. Some of the interesting stats included in the...

  • How Well Can You Evaluate a Veterinarian Based on Review Websites?

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Saturday July 19th, 2014 at 07:07 AM


    Increasingly, people (pet owners included) are turning to review sites to evaluate service providers. But can you really evaluate the skills of a medical professional (such as a veterinarian or veterinary hospital) based on these reviews? Well, yes and no.

    You probably already know at least some of the review sites were talking about. There are lots of them. They include sites like Yelp, Google Plus, Vet Ratinz, Angies List, and many others. These are sites that people can visit to review...

  • The Heart-Wrenching Realities of Animal Abuse & How You Can Help Help

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday July 18th, 2014 at 07:24 AM


    Animal abuse in its many forms is something that affects each and every one of us. As Mahatma Gandhi so correctly said You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats its animals. Each one of us has the ability to make a huge difference in the life of an abused pet just by reporting the abuse. But before you can report it, you have to recognize that it exists. Today, guest blogger Ashley Hauck offers some true stories about abused animals and talks about how to recognize...

  • Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday July 17th, 2014 at 01:35 AM


    Today, Im pleased to present to you some tips provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that will help you keep your pet healthy and fit this summer. Please join me in thanking the AVMA for supplying this information.

    Exercise is one of the ways to keep your pet fit. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/blasbike Help Your Pet Stay Trim & Fit This Summer

    by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

    Did you know that the majority of household pets in the U.S. are...