Whether you are planning on bringing a German Shepherd into your family or already have one, it's important to know what kinds of health issues they could potentially encounter during their lifetime. Background of German Shepherds German shepherds originated in the late 1800s in Germany and were popularized during World War I. They originally
If there’s one thing you take away from this article, it’s that pets just want to be included. Whether you’re snuggling on the sofa, watching holiday movies, or baking family dishes with loved ones, your furry friend just wants to feel a part of the fam bam. You may have taken your pet boating
Benadryl is a brand name for the drug: diphenhydramine, which is an antihistamine. Antihistamines work by blocking the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. Histamine is often produced during an allergic reaction. Benadryl is used for many different reasons: Decreases cold-like symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, or itching Reduces hives
Everyone has purchased insurance at some point, but very few people understand how it works. This is no surprise as it can be confusing, so when people hear of insurance for animals they wonder: “What is pet insurance and why would I ever need it?” First, consider the things in your life you
The last thing you want to do on any holiday is having to run to the emergency room with your four-legged friend. Despite being an exciting holiday filled with family and friends, it can be a stressful time for your four-legged pals. Depending on your family’s traditions, you may start prepping those favorite dishes days
Just take a minute to imagine living the majority of your life in a warm, happy household with treats and playtime galore. You go for walks around the neighborhood you've known for years, you can always count on your next meal, and you toss around familiar squeaky toys you've chewed on since you were young.
Did you know that dogs within the Pit Bull family make up 5.8% of the U.S.'s canine population? Pit bulls can be traced back to the early 1800's in the U.K. Many people who study canines say that their breed descends from the Old English Bulldog. When you hear ‘Pit Bull’, what’s your first thought?
We all love our pets very much. That’s why we care for them and do everything in our effort to keep them happy. However, we may become oblivious to one of the largest health concerns our furry friends can face...pet obesity. Pet obesity is a very serious concern, especially when the new year begins, and
Whether you are a seasoned pet owner or just brought a new four-legged bundle of joy home, it’s important to understand what is considered to be safe chew toys and bones. Both cats and dogs at any age can choke on items you thought were safe. Old traditions of what is and what isn’t safe
Kidney disease, also sometimes referred to as renal failure, affects around 20 to 50 percent of cats over the age of 15. Unfortunately, kidney disease is one of the most sneaky conditions, making it difficult to diagnose until its later stages. This is because kidney disease symptoms can be extremely subtle and is easily missed