Raise the Red Flag: Spotting and Reporting Animal Abuse

homeless old dog shelterThere are few things worse than animal abuse, but do you know how to spot when an animal is being abused or neglected? Exploring this topic can be uncomfortable, but the prevention of animal abuse is achieved only through discussion and awareness. When we all work together, we can help pets in need. There’s nothing better than that! Continue…

Celebrating Earth Day as an Eco-Friendly Pet Owner

Pretty puppy border collieAs Kermit once lamented, “It’s not easy being green.” Many of us drive cars, collect plastic bags by the thousands, and occasionally don’t scoop the poop (cringe). However, being an eco-friendly pet owner can be a lot easier by making a few simple choices. Continue…

Feline Hairballs: A Hairy Mess

Leon_iStock_000050806480_LargeYou just sat down on the couch for a Netflix marathon when you hear it…the hacking, gagging noise from the next room. No doubt about it, feline hairballs come with the turf of cat ownership.

But what exactly is a hairball?

GAK! What’s With the Hairball?

As one might guess, a hairball or trichobezoar (the fancy word for hairball) is a wad of undigested fur along with bile or stomach fluids. Continue…