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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

How to keep your cat from shredding your furniture

Kitty Claws are Good! Cats have sharp claws – that is a fact of life and it’s a good thing too.  Those claws are essential to a cat’s survival and well-being and allow your kitty to express her inner cheetah.  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

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

Disaster Preparation: How to protect your pets when Mother Nature strikes

Weather Happens Severe weather can and does happen throughout the year in different parts of the world and there are many different types of natural disasters including hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, forest fires and floods.  The natural disaster can cause ancillary Read More

Is Vitamin C a Viable Treatment for Cancer in Dogs?

Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C is one of the best known supplements on the market, but not many pet parents are aware of its benefits for dogs. Unlike humans, canines are able to produce their own vitamin C, which means 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

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

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

Disaster Preparation: How to protect your pets when Mother Nature strikes

Weather Happens Severe weather can and does happen throughout the year in different parts of the world and there are many different types of natural disasters including hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, forest fires and floods.  The natural disaster can cause ancillary Read More

Massage Therapy for Your Dog

Almost everyone enjoys and benefits from massage, even dogs. In both humans and animals, a good massage can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and promote overall health. For these and other reasons, massage is gaining acceptance in veterinary circles as Read More

How to Memorialize Your Departed Pets

For pet parents, the most painful aspect of being a pet parent is almost always the fact that we tend to outlive our fur babies.  This is, of course, also a good thing because even thought our fur babies do Read More