Recent Blog Posts

Arthritis in Senior Pets

Nov 11, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Arthritis, or joint inflammation, will affect 1 in 5 pets in their lifetime and is the number 1 reason pet parents seek out pain medications for…  Read More »

Pet Care For All Stages of Life

Oct 24, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

From the tiniest ball of fluff to the greying muzzle of a faithful companion, pets have…  Read More »

Nose to Tail Checkup

Oct 10, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Even though sometimes we wish they could, our pets can't talk to us. In the case of keeping our secrets, that may be a…  Read More »

State Exemptions for Rabies Vaccine

Aug 26, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Veterinarians, shelters and most rescues will push yearly vaccines for pets, but not all pets can safely have yearly vaccines. Pets with passed negative reactions to…  Read More »

Titer Testing

Aug 22, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Many pet parents concerned about over-vaccination don't realize there are options available such as titer testing. The majority of pet parents have never even…  Read More »

Vaccines in Relation to Autoimmune Diseases

Aug 19, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Vaccines are meant to trigger the immune system, that's what they do.  In some cases, that triggering can lead…  Read More »

Over Vaccination

Aug 15, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

One of the first things a new pet parent is told when choosing their new family member is to immediately schedule a veterinary appointment for the…  Read More »

Vaccines and Vets

Aug 8, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Most pet parents believe their veterinarian to be the utmost reference for knowledge on their pets, and most cases this is true. Veterinarians do what they…  Read More »

Vaccines 101

Aug 1, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Vaccines, sometimes referred to as “shots”, are a way to prepare a pet's immune system to fight off disease causing organisms.  Vaccinations play a critical…  Read More »

Pancreatitis

Jul 3, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

There are two things synonymous with Independence Day celebrations – fireworks and family picnics! More and more families are bringing their furry family members along with…  Read More »

Noise Phobias and Calming Techniques

Jul 1, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The summer months can be a virtual minefield for pets with noise phobias. The hotter, humid days can usher in the chance of severe thunderstorms and…  Read More »

Cat Aggression

Jun 27, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

According to animal behaviorists, feline aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen. Aggressive cats are very formidable! Aggressive cats will not…  Read More »

Cat Mental Stimulation

Jun 24, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Mental stimulation and exercise is just as important for our cats as physical exercise and the benefits are two fold! One, a bored kitty…  Read More »

Cat Misconceptions

Jun 3, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.”  We've all heard the funny, cute and…  Read More »

Transdermal Medications and Compounding

Feb 1, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

When our pets are sick, we want them to feel better as quickly as possible. When a pet has difficulty taking pill medication, the pet parent…  Read More »

Indoor Allergies in Pets

Jan 24, 2019   Tracey   Health & Wellness

Indoor allergies are much more prevalent in the winter months due to closed up windows and doors and little air circulation. Several studies have shown that…  Read More »

Grief and Pet Loss

Jan 17, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

“Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I…  Read More »

Slow and Elevated Feeders

Jan 14, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

You've probably seen them when out shopping at your local pet store or browsing your favorite online vendor – those funny shaped bowls that…  Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Cat Litters

Jan 7, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

In our earlier blog post, Cats and Litterboxes, we briefly touched on the finickiness of our feline friends…  Read More »

Pet Health Insurance and Financial Assistance

Jan 3, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Few things are as anxiety inducing to pet parents as finding out a beloved pet has an illness…  Read More »

Winter Activities for Pets

Dec 19, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The winter months will be upon us shortly, but as temperatures decrease, our pets' energy levels and exercise needs don't go down with the…  Read More »

Collar Strangulation

Dec 17, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Pet collars are cute, colorful and customizable, but they can also be dangerous and deadly.  Collar strangulation, or collar suffocation, occurs when a pet's…  Read More »

At Home Agility Fun

Dec 12, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Homemade agility courses are rapidly gaining in popularity and for good reason. Agility is a fun form of physical exercise, strengthens the bond with…  Read More »

Mental Stimulation for Pets

Dec 10, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Mental stimulation, or mental exercise, is getting pets to think and solve problems, and is just as important to our pets as physical exercise…  Read More »

Grain-Free Pet Foods

Dec 3, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Earlier this year, the FDA released a warning linking grain free foods – foods made primarily with legumes, potatoes and peas – to a…  Read More »

Nutritional Wellness for Cats

Nov 28, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Cats are synonymous with being finicky; it's part of their charm. While our pets are busy being picky, it's our responsibility as pet parents…  Read More »

Fleas and Ticks

Nov 14, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Most pet parents see fleas and ticks as an irritating nuisance; however, they are much more and are linked to several health concerns that could affect…  Read More »

The Truth about Veterinarian Prescription Diets

Nov 5, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

As with us, proper nutrition plays a vital role in the health of our pets and we want to provide the very best quality food that…  Read More »

Noninvasive and Drug Free Pet Healthcare

Oct 31, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

After decades of managing prescription drug side effects, some worse than the diseases they were meant to cure, holistic, noninvasive and drug free pet…  Read More »

Worms and Your Pets

Oct 8, 2018   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Unfortunately, worms on an inevitable part of life for a puppy and kitten. Most puppies and kittens are born with worms, as worms can…  Read More »

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