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Pets and Post COVID-19 Concerns

Jun 8, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The world has changed. No one is arguing that. Words like pandemic, social isolation and CDC guidelines have become normal everyday topics now. We all have…  Read More »

Separation Anxiety

Jun 6, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

In our recent blog post Separation Anxiety in Senior Pets, we discussed how separation anxiety can affect senior pets due to joint and mobility issues, sight…  Read More »

Anxiety in Pets

Jun 4, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

When we think of our pets, we picture lazy days napping on the furniture, lying in the sun and frolicking carefree. We hardly ever associate…  Read More »

Knowing When it's Time

May 25, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

“The only time a pet has broken my heart is when they had to leave.”  It's a common saying but it holds so much truth. The…  Read More »

Diets and Nutrition for Disease Care

May 7, 2020   Tracey   Health & Wellness

A pet's cancer diagnosis can be shocking and life-altering but thankfully now more than ever there are treatments…  Read More »

Poisonous Yard Items

Apr 23, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring is here!  That means our pets will be spending much more time outside running, playing, burning off energy and laying in the sun.…  Read More »

Hot Spots

Apr 9, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Hot spots are the most common dermatological condition in pets and most pet parents have faced them in varying degrees.  Hot spots, also called acute moist dermatitis,…  Read More »

Intestinal Parasites Overview

Apr 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Worms are never a pleasant topic and no one wants to think of their beloved pet being infested with parasites, but understanding the risks, symptoms, and…  Read More »

Homeopathic Remedies for Fleas and Ticks

Apr 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring and Summer bring out the bugs and there is nothing worse than noticing creepy crawlies on our pets! However, harsh chemicals can be hard on…  Read More »

Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats

Mar 19, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Unfortunately, upper respiratory infections are very common in cats and kittens and can vary in severity up to and including the possibility of developing pneumonia. Thankfully,…  Read More »

Outdoor and Environmental Allergies

Mar 12, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring is right around the corner and with it the joys of warmer weather, new growth and getting outdoors. It also brings with it something we'd…  Read More »

Separation Anxiety in Senior Pets

Feb 24, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

As our pets begin to age, they can develop new behavioral issues that didn't have in the past, such as separation anxiety. While the symptoms of…  Read More »

Behavioral Changes in Senior Pets

Feb 20, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Like us, as our pets begin to age, they go through many physical and mental changes. Some of the changes are more obvious like limping…  Read More »

Pet Obesity and Weight Loss

Jan 23, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

We've all been there, those cute puppy dog eyes seeming to peer into your soul or those precious kitty chirps and head tilts all…  Read More »

Health Benefits of Exercise for You and Your Pet

Jan 20, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to get healthy or lose weight.…  Read More »

Pet Routines

Jan 13, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Your cat is in the kitchen sitting next to the food bowl at 6 sharp watching you intently. Every night at 10:30, your dog…  Read More »

Decompression for Pets

Jan 9, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Think of the last time you had a major life change, maybe it was changing jobs, graduating college, or moving to a new home.…  Read More »

How to Choose the Right Pet for You

Jan 2, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

You've decided you want furry companionship and a new best friend. That's great! Finding the right pet…  Read More »

The Dangers of Winter Weather

Dec 26, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Some of us love it, some of us hate it, but regardless of how we feel about winter, it's coming. Just like humans, pets…  Read More »

Assistive Devices for Pets

Nov 27, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

As our pets age, they may start to deal with vision and hearing loss and/or mobility problems. This used to mean a life of…  Read More »

Activities for Senior Pets

Nov 25, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Senior pets may start slowing down, sleeping more and needing longer periods of time to recoup, but they still need to be kept active.…  Read More »

DIY Help for Senior Pets

Nov 21, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

As our pets age, they will require not only more help from us but will often have greater medical needs. Mobility and assistive devices…  Read More »

Mobility Help for Senior Pets

Nov 18, 2019   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

As pets begin to age mobility becomes more and more of an issue. This could be due to arthritis, previous injury or a degenerative…  Read More »

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 »

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