Top Pet Toxins of 2012

In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled more than 180,000 cases about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances.

Feline dental care

Gum disease is prevalent in cats but can be easily prevented by diligent dental care.

The benefits of timothy hay

Rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs should be offered free access to large quantities of fresh timothy hay daily (young animals may have some Alfalfa Hay). Similarly, other small pets, such as hamsters and gerbils, should be given a small handful of hay two or three times a week.

How to choose a good guinea pig cage

Many guinea pig owners don't realize how important housing can be. Because a guinea pig will spend a good deal of their life in his cage, it is imperative that the cage is big enough and outfitted with the proper accessories and supplies.

10 things to consider before buying a bunny

Rabbits can make excellent house pets. They are generally clean and can be housetrained to use a litter box. They are interesting, docile, interact well with people, and can become quite affectionate. But before acquiring a pet rabbit, there are some things you should consider.

Every dog has different health requirements

Every canine requires different diets at different stages of life. Being omnivorous means they need a nutritionally balanced diet comprising protein, vegetables and carbohydrates to optimise their wellbeing. For instance, neutered dogs have different calorie requirements than unsterilised canines.

10 tips for better doggie dental care

Many pooches show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old because they aren’t provided with proper mouth care-and bad breath is often the first sign of a problem.

Ew! My cat has bad breath!

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a variety of health problems. Don’t worry, your cat’s breath isn’t supposed to smell minty fresh-but if there’s an extremely strong, fetid odor, there could be an underlying medical problem.

Unsightly Tear Stains

Dog eye discharge and tear staining are common problems, especially with certain breeds. So, what causes these issues, and what can you do to remedy them?

Protect your pet this summer

We have all heard the warnings about using sunscreen to protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays that can be harmful to humans. However, many pet owners may not realize that their pets require sun protection too.