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Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of Read More

Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises - and your Dog Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a source Read More

Natural Remedies for Obsessive and Compulsive Behaviors in Dogs

Dogs may not suffer from the classic obsessions and compulsions that plague millions of people, but they do engage in compulsive behaviors that can adversely affect and interfere with their lives. Compulsive behaviors are exaggerations of normal behaviors that occur Read More

Caring for Aging or Disabled Pets: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, we discuss various health issues which can adversely affect your pet’s mobility, suggest therapy and exercise options and review tools and equipment you may want to consider to help with specific physical Read More

Dog Fighting: Facts about this Cruel Blood Sport

As you may well imagine, this is a very difficult topic to discuss.  However, the more we collectively understand about an issue, the more likely it is we will be able to effectuate positive change.  So, here goes! History Dog Read More

Your Senior Cat and Kidney Disease

A well cared for cat can live at least 20 years.  At most veterinary practices, cats 10 years and older qualify for ‘senior’ blood work but cats age so gracefully, they don’t start to look ‘old’ until 17 or so.  Read More

Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of Read More

Canine Deafness – Symptoms and Treatment

WHAT?? I’m not ignoring you – just can’t hear you!  Hearing loss and deafness are relatively common among our canine companions but there are many causes, degrees of hearing loss and ways of addressing the situation.  As with humans, your Read More

Dealing with ear infections in dogs through holistic remedies

Ear infections are one of the most common medical problems found in dogs. The medical term for an ear infection is “otitis externia” and up to 20% of all dogs will deal with it at some point during their lives. Read More

Heart Healthy Food for Cats

We all want the best for our feline companions, and that means giving them what they need to live a long and healthy life. To that end, it’s crucial to provide your feline fur baby with a heart healthy diet Read More

Heart-Healthy Dog Food: Diet Tips for Dogs with Heart Disease

A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association revealed what dog owners have long suspected: having a dog may protect you from heart disease. However, as many pet parent know, dogs themselves can suffer from a variety of heart Read More

Heart Healthy Food for Cats

We all want the best for our feline companions, and that means giving them what they need to live a long and healthy life. To that end, it’s crucial to provide your feline fur baby with a heart healthy diet Read More

Heart-Healthy Dog Food: Diet Tips for Dogs with Heart Disease

A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association revealed what dog owners have long suspected: having a dog may protect you from heart disease. However, as many pet parent know, dogs themselves can suffer from a variety of heart Read More

Canine gastroenteritis can be very uncomfortable. How to spot and treat it.

As those of us with canine fur babies know, our dogs will eat just about anything – no matter how it affects their health.  We are therefore not generally alarmed when our precious canine fur baby occasionally vomits, eats grass Read More

Digestive Enzymes to Add to Your Cat’s Food

Cats are obligate carnivores and, when in the wild, will eat raw meat without a problem. This is because their bodies are equipped to break down raw meat and derive all of the nutrients from it, but it is also Read More

Wet Food vs Dry Food for Cats

Choosing the right food for your cat is a difficult but important decision. Whether you're willing to spend top dollar, or need a budget-friendly option, there are dozens of healthy options to choose from. So where do you begin? A Read More

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Holistic Remedies to Ease the Suffering

If your dog is losing her appetite, losing weight, is suffering from abdominal pain or other unexplained intestinal discomfort, the cause might be pancreatitis.   In older dogs and dogs with chronic/repeat bouts of pancreatitis, it can cause kidney failure, Read More

Dog ID and Tracking Product Round-up

According to the American Humane Association, every year over 10 million dogs and cats in the United States are lost or stolen and one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. I can tell you Read More

Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of Read More

Time to walk!  Dog collars, leashes and harnesses galore

We provided a detailed leash training primer  with some initial information on the proper ‘tools’, a.k.a. leashes and harnesses, to use to optimize your chances of successfully training your canine fur baby to walk on a leash.  As stated in Read More

Interesting Cats

Cats can be intriguing, mysterious, mischievous and downright interesting.  These cats, however, take interesting to another level.  Read on for our roundup of some of the most interesting cats we could find. The New York Times Foreign Bureau Cats The Read More

Puppy Mills: Adopt, Don’t Buy

What is a puppy mill? According to the ASPCA there are approximately 10,000 puppy mills just in the United States.   The ASPCA website has a very succinct and heart breaking description of exactly what a puppy mill is: "A puppy Read More

Hurricane Harvey Front Line Report from Texas Litter Control

Deana Sellens, the Executive Director of Texas Litter Control (TLC), was kind enough to speak with Onpets about TLC and the work she and the organization are currently doing in Houston to help Hurricane Harvey's four-legged victims.  We thank her for Read More