News For Pet Lovers

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Feb 25,2019

How would you feel if you never brushed your teeth? Constantly having lots of plaque and an unpleasant taste in your mouth would probably be more than you could tolerate. Your wallet probably wouldn't feel so good either after having to pay a hefty dentist bill to get your oral health back in good shape. Now imagine what could happen to your dog's mouth without proper dog dental care.… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 20,2019

Image via iStock.com/Piotr Krzeslak Dog owner Cecilia Celis is warning pet parents of the threat of hawks after her 2-pound Yorkie, Lulu, was snatched by a large bird outside their home in Nevada. "We just hear them barking and crying," Celis tells ABC 13. "So we are like, 'Oh, they're just play fighting.' And a second later I just look outside. We see a huge bird...… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 20,2019

Image via Twitter/Joaquin Baldwin If you are a cat owner, you know that sometimes cats have a lot of opinions. And cats don’t normally keep them to themselves. They like to share them in a not-so-symphonic manner that ends up being more like a barrage of impressively varied “meows.” One man, Joaquin Baldwin, decided to share his cat’s decidedly unmelodious gifts—but with a twist. He used an auto-… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 19,2019

Image via Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills/Facebook Kaiser, a 5-year-old King Shepherd, was found 175 miles away from his Massachusetts residence eight months after he jumped his family’s 6-foot fence while a woman was dog sitting him, according to USA TODAY. The Woollacott family never gave up hope, though. “I spent like three or four weeks just putting 1,500 miles on my car. Every day. He’d… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 18,2019

Image via iStock.com/4FR The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been monitoring a spike in the number of documented cases of a rare disease found in deer, moose and elk. Chronic wasting disease (CWD)—dubbed “zombie deer disease” by the media—had been documented in 251 counties in 24 US states as of January 2019. Image via CDC According to the CDC, CWD “is a prion disease… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 18,2019

Image via iStock.com/mikkelwilliam Michigan law states that “every owned dog must have a dog license to the county you live in,” according to WILX 10. The purpose of a dog license if to let everyone know that your dog is updated on their rabies vaccination, and it “enables Animal control officers to return your dog quickly if found,” according to the Ottawa County website. “A dog license could be… Read More