What Causes Pet Allergies?

Date Published: 25-May-2018

Many inexperienced pet owners, and even some who have had a domestic animal for a while, are surprised to learn that our pets can be just as prone to developing allergies as we are. All pets are different, and what triggers an allergy in one may have absolutely no effect in another. In other scenarios, what begins as a season allergy, such as to pollen, could develop into a year-round problem for your pet. ... Read More

How to Make Your Cat Smell Better

Date Published: 25-April-2018

Cuddling up with your feline best friend is undoubtedly one of the best parts of being the parent of a cat. When you have had a long day, there is little better than snuggling up on the couch with your furbaby on your lap. Running your fingers through her coat and giving her love and affection is very soothing, and spending time petting an animal is proven to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and help someone to feel calmer and more relaxed. ... Read More

How Do I Know if My Dog is Ill?

Date Published: 26-03-2018

If there is more than one concerning change in her behavior or anything else that you are worried about, it is always worth making an appointment with our vet to get her checked over. Remember, you know your pet better than anyone and if you feel something is out of sorts with her, trust your instincts.... Read More

As a caring and loving pet parent, your biggest responsibility is to keep your pet healthy. However, this doesn’t just mean his body. His teeth are also vitally important to his overall wellbeing. Many studies have shown that poor oral hygiene is a contributing factor in many different medical problems for both humans and animals alike. If you fail to take adequate care of your canine companion’s teeth, you can put him at risk of developing painful dental issues such as cavities and periodontal disease, and chronic health conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. ... Read More

Helping a Pet With Motion Sickness

Date Published: 26-January-2018

Many pets dislike travelling in a vehicle, but it might not be for the reason you think. Many people think that their pet purely dislikes the confinement of being in a crate or car during a journey, and while this may be true for some animals, it will probably surprise you to learn that the reason your pet could hate travelling is because they suffer from motion sickness.... Read More

Why you Should Get your Cat a Scratching Post

Date Published: 26-December-2017

If you are new to feline ownership, you will probably create yourself a list of all of the essential items that you need to buy when you first bring your new furbaby home. While bedding, a litter tray and food bowls are almost certain to appear in your shopping cart, many cat parents won’t even think about getting a scratching post.... Read More

Dog Breeds that Prefer the Winter

Date Published: 24-November-2017

Dog ownership comes with many wonderful benefits. Not only will you have a best friend of life, but there are also a whole host of health benefits that you can enjoy.... Read More

How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Pets

Date Published: 25-October-2017

Everyday emergencies often occur when we least expect them, and creating an emergency plan can help keep you and your family calm and know what action to take if the unthinkable does arise. They can also be extremely beneficial if you live in an area at higher risk of experiencing a natural disaster such as flooding or an earthquake.... Read More

How to Teach Your Cat to Use a Litter Box

Date Published: 25-September-2017

If you have just added a kitten to your family to the very first time, there will be lots to learn – for both you and her! One of the first things that you will want to do is to make sure she knows where she should go to do her bathroom business. Litter box training is essential to keep your home looking and smelling nice, so the sooner you teach your feline friend to use one the better. Cats are notoriously clean creatures, and so you may be lucky enough to home one that has already learnt the purpose of a litter box and how to use one. However, if your kitten or cat hasn’t yet been taught bathroom etiquette, training her should be a relatively simple process.... Read More

We Recycle!

Date Published: 8-September-2017

We try very hard to minimize our effect on the environment.  In remodeling an older building, we reused not just the building, but many things in it. Many things got a new and "improved" uses. Fruit tables are not, or becoming, exam tables or play tables. Ice box panels are sound insulation in the kennels. Displays were cleaned and reused. Tables have new uses. ... Read More

Dogs, We Can’t Even Talk Without Them

Date Published: 25-March-2017

The human animal bond is very strong. They comfort us, protect us and live for us. We in return, have dog metaphors throughout our language. Just think about all the ways the four-legged canine animal came into our language.... Read More

Disaster can occur anywhere, be prepared!

Date Published: 15-March-2017

Disaster Kit Contents: List of Pet-Friendly Hotels Microchip Information Vaccine History Photo of Pet(s) in case accidentally separated Leash and collar Carrier/Crate Two week supply of food and water Cat litter and litter pan Can opener (if pet eats wet food)... Read More

Cats are Everywhere

Date Published: 12-March-2017

In my first article of my first book, I talk about dogs in our language. When we think of the very strong human animal bond, we often think of dogs. But it is not just dogs that comfort us, protect us and live for us. Seems we have quite a few cat metaphors throughout our language.... Read More

Dr MJ Wixsom

Date Published: 12-March-2017

Dr Wixsom believes in state of the art progressive medicine and surgery and typically goes to over 40 hours of continuing education a year. In the area, she is seen as a veterinarian who cares and where you take your pets when they are really sick.... Read More

The Day the World Changed

Date Published: 11-March-2011

A single solitary moment in time. One hundred and two minutes overall, but focused on a single solitary moment. There are moments in time which change all of humankind. Sometimes, these are for the good, sometimes not. Sometimes we know that they are life changing at the time, sometimes we do not. ... Read More