Planning Ahead for Holiday Pet Stress

iStock_000046798998_Large.jpgThe holidays can be stressful for everyone, but it’s not the spending or constant fretting over gifts that bothers your pet. While he or she likely picks up and reflects your mood, your pet may also be stressed about other things entirely.

The constant stream of unfamiliar faces, voices, and scents can really upset your pet’s inner balance, and the abundance of bright, sparkly holiday decor can be overwhelming. However, with proper planning, holiday pet stress can easily be reduced and managed. Continue…

Pancreatitis in Pets

Leon_iStock_000020022269_Large.jpgIndulgences in some forbidden people food, antibiotics, and obesity are all possible causes of pancreatitis in pets. Pancreatitis is defined as an infection of the pancreas and can cause serious health repercussions.

The function of the pancreas in animals, is like that of the human organs, it produces enzymes and insulin. Pancreatitis in pets should be noticed as soon as possible, and treatment given, when any of the following symptoms are noticed. Continue…

Food For Thought on Food For Your Pet

Leon_iStock_000043186202_Large.jpgIn the food aisle, the virtual wall of brightly colored bags of kibble glares back, taunting, and teasing, obscuring your furry friend’s culinary content.

How do you interpret all of the data and marketing on these bags of food for your pet?

Good food will help your pet live the fullest life on the best terms of his or her carefree activity, quality of living, health, and wellness. Some things about food for your pet need to taken into consideration before making an informed decision. Continue…