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Stephanie Lantry, DVM
Nov 03, 2020
Heather Hoffmann, DVM
Nov 03, 2020
Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Sep 16, 2020

Health Articles

Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Jul 30, 2020

As a cat parent, you have probably experienced your cat having hairballs occasionally. Cats will typically vomit a long, tubular mass of hair when coughing up a hairball. This can be distressing for both you and your cat. Here are a few ways to help treat and prevent cat hairballs. What Causes Cat Hairballs? When a cat grooms, they will typically swallow hair. Some of the hair will pass thorough their digestive tract and into their feces… Read More

Liz Bales, VMD
Dec 06, 2019

In 2018, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) classified obesity as a disease, with 59.5% of cats being clinically overweight or obese. Carrying excess weight makes your cat much more likely to develop diabetes, urinary disease, arthritis, and to have a decreased life expectancy. But many cat parents have a hard time evaluating their cat’s weight. One study showed that only 10% of people with an overweight cat knew that their… Read More

Monica Tarantino, DVM
Jan 21, 2016

Dog vaccinations are essential to helping your pet live a long, happy life. Vaccines protect pets from serious illnesses or even fatal diseases that dogs are commonly susceptible to. Here’s what pet parents should know about which vaccines dogs need and how the dog vaccination schedule works. Ultimately, it is important to consult with your veterinarian to identify the appropriate dog vaccination schedule specific to your pet. Core vs.… Read More

Nutrition Articles

Virginia LaMon, DVM
Dec 28, 2020

Choosing the right cat food or dog food is a challenge for every pet parent. There are plenty of factors to consider, but one thing that all vets agree on is that whichever pet food you select, it needs to be AAFCO-approved. But what is AAFCO? What does it mean for a pet food to be AAFCO-approved? This guide will break down everything you need to know about AAFCO-approved dog food and cat food and why it’s so important for pet food… Read More

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Sep 16, 2020

Choosing the right food for your pet can be a big decision, and one that weighs heavy on the minds of many pet owners. There are so many options out there—dry, canned, freeze-dried, raw, “all-natural,” grain-free, etc.—and even more information and opinions to support or refute these various options. And then you need to decipher the list of cat food or dog food ingredients in each potential formula to know what you are actually feeding… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Aug 11, 2020

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on August, 11, 2020 by Jennifer Larsen, DVM, PhD, DAVCN Water is the main component of healthy, living cells of the body. Without water, your dog’s body will not function properly. More specifically, your dog willdehydrate. This can happen if your dog isn’t getting enough water, which is why you should clean and refill your dog’s water bowl daily. You also need to be aware of when your dog is drinking more… Read More