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Fruits and Vegetables for Lizards

Can Lizards Eat Fruits and Vegetables? Yes, and they should. Lizards are omnivores, which means their diet consists of both animal and plant matter, including fruits and vegetables. Omnivores do best with a diet that has variety of fruits and veggies served alongside...

Home Dangers for Pet Birds

We want to make sure our home is a safe place for our family members. Our bird family members have additional risks in our homes as they can fly and inherently chew and use their beak at their hands. Let’s review the hazards to our feathered family that exist in our...

Helping an Obese Dog Lose Weight

Even dogs can be obese and for veterinarians, obesity in our canine companions is a major problem for vets and pet parents. For some dogs, caloric restriction and exercise alone help your dog lose weight and minimize the health risks of arthritis, diabetes and other...

A Guide to Exercising with Your Dog

Regular exercise has been clinically proven to have multiple health benefits but if you’re already a couch potato, starting any sort of regular exercise and developing a healthy habit can be much harder. A dog as your exercise companion can encourage you to get and...

How to Help a Poisoned Pet

If your pet becomes poisoned, don’t panic.  Appropriate, prompt and decisive action is vital to your pet’s outcome.  We’re here to help to give you tips that could save your pet’s life.  Step 1: EvaluateTry to identify what toxin caused the issue.  Find...

Natural Itch Remedies for Your Dog

Is there anything worse than an itch that you can’t scratch or that won’t go away? No matter the cause of the itch, (i.e., bug bites, allergies, dry skin, chemicals, etc.) having a persistent itch is a pain in the behind.  What about your pooch? If they...

Natural Itch Remedies For Your Dog

Is there anything worse than an itch that you can’t scratch or that won’t go away? No matter the cause of the itch, (i.e., bug bites, allergies, dry skin, chemicals, etc.) having a persistent itch is a pain in the behind.  What about your pooch? If they don't stop...

Raw Dog Food 101

Supermarkets and pet stores carry many high quality and prescription diets for dogs.  An alternative pet that many owners are now considering is a raw food diet. A raw food diet is as it sounds, feeding raw dog meat as the main source of food. Here's a guide on the...

Treating Cat Anxiety

Anxiety is considered a human condition but cats can experience anxiety as well. Stress is quite common amongst our feline friends. Just like humans under pressure, a stressed-out cat can become ill. Stress in a cat can have adverse health effects like cystitis and...

Understanding Cat Food Labels

You always want to provide your cat with the best cat food. The right diet helps your cat stay healthy and happy. Pet food labels can be hard to understand, and whenever you are in the market for a new cat food product, you should read the package and label to make...

How to Be a Good Pet Parent

Here are some of the things the best pet parents do that make their pets the happiest and healthiest.  Being the best pet parent starts before you even bring your new puppy or kitten home for the first time and lasts through a lifetime of love and companionship....

Veiled Chameleons- A Beautiful Exotic Pet

Many people select veiled chameleons as an exotic pet. They are incredibly beautiful No two veiled chameleons are the same. Veiled chameleons are a commonly available exotic pet. Veiled chameleons are not good starter pets like bearded dragons are. Experience with...

The Importance of Urine In Determining a Pet Health

Pet parents are used to the particularities of their pet's feces as they have to scoop it up when they walk their dog. The dog’s pee is also an indicator of a pet’s health but is much harder to check. Dogs pee on the grass or a shrub, and it’s soaked up. Sometimes you...