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Health Articles

Tiffany Tupler, DVM
Apr 16, 2021

Surgery can seem like a scary process for many pet owners, especially if you are worried about caring for your cat after surgery. To help alleviate any stress or anxiety, talk to your veterinarian before and after the procedure to ensure that all your concerns and questions are addressed. Read all surgical discharge instructions and discuss them with the vet when you pick up your cat. Take your time to ask questions and bring up any… Read More

Amanda Simonson, DVM
Feb 08, 2021

Dog ears come in all shapes and sizes, but they are unique in their anatomy when compared to human ears. Dogs have a long ear canal with both vertical and horizontal components. This creates a J or L shape that traps debris more easily, which in turn, can lead to dog ear infections. Dog ear infections are common, so it’s not surprising that in 2018, Embrace pet insurance listed dog ear infections as third on the list of the top five dog… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jan 29, 2021

At some point, you’re likely to see your dog limping. It can be scary and concerning because it’s not easy to figure out what caused the limping in the first place. Limping in dogs is never normal, but some of its associated health problems are more serious than others. This guide will break down everything you need to know about dog limping and what you can do to help your dog recover their mobility. Jump to a section here: What to Do if… Read More

Nutrition Articles

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 15, 2021

One of the best ways to keep cats healthy and happy is to feed them well. Cats need all the right nutrients in just the right proportions to grow, maintain their bodies, be active, and prevent and recover from illness or injury. With healthy eating being so essential, pet parents need to know what goes into a nutritional cat food. Here is breakdown of what you need to know about cat nutrition. Cat Nutrition 101: What Are the Essential Cat… Read More

Amanda Simonson, DVM
Feb 11, 2021

Most kittens get adopted at about 6 to 8 weeks old. They are typically already weaned from their mother and eating solid food. It is important to feed kittens a nutritionally complete diet that contains high quality vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This article will explain everything you need to know about what to feed kittens, how much to feed them, and how often and when they need to be transitioned to an adult cat food. What to Feed… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 11, 2021

For people, homemade meals are almost always healthier than what you can buy ready-to-eat from the store. It stands to reason that the same would be true for our feline friends, right? Not necessarily. It’s a good idea to learn all that is involved in making nutritionally complete and balanced cat food before you rush out and buy a bunch of ingredients. The process may not be as simple as you imagine. Here’s what you need to know about… Read More