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Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Sep 11,2018

How often should you walk your dog? Determining how often to walk a dog depends on several factors, including your dog’s breed, age and energy level. And of course, it also depends on the amount of time you have to walk your dog. Here’s how each of these factors weigh in when determining how often… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Sep 04,2018

Experienced cat owners have long known the power of catnip. Even first-time cat owners are aware of the power that catnip has over cats. There are plenty of catnip products available, ranging from cat toysfilled with catnip, live catnip plants, dried catnip, catnip oil and even catnip sprays. Dried… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Jul 26,2018

Cat urine is produced by the kidneys and has several important functions. It carries waste out of the body so that toxins, like ammonia, don’t accumulate in the blood, and it also helps regulate the body’s pH. The pH of cat urine measures the acidity level and is an indication of urinary tract and… Read More

Diana Drogan, DVM
Jul 02,2018

A more recent trend in the pet food industry is the formulation of grain-free dog foods and grain-free cat foods that exclude foods like corn, wheat and soy from their ingredient list. This mirrors the latest “get healthy” human nutrition trend toward eliminating grains from the diet and unhealthy… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Jun 18,2018

Taking care of our pets, especially their health, is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Understanding the basics of some common problems affecting dog health and cat health can help you take even better care of your pets, helping them lead happy and healthy lives. Here are the top pet… Read More

Sarah Wooten, DVM
Jun 07,2018

When actress Lena Dunham rehomed her pet dog, Lamby,there was an uproar about her decision. Surrendering a pet is an all-around heartbreaking experience. Under what circumstances should a pet be surrendered, and how exactly is the process done safely and responsibly? University of Tennessee… Read More

Sarah Wooten, DVM
Jun 07,2018

I’m going to risk going against popular opinion here, but I have something to say. *Braces self for online trolls* I think National Hug Your Cat Day is a terrible idea, because in general, cats do not like to be hugged. Oh sure—you’ve got the oddball cat that will tolerate just about anything (it’s… Read More