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Caring for Feral Cats

Oct 18, 2021   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

October 16th was National Feral Cat Day. A day to work together to acknowledge the issues feral cats face and work together for the betterment of…  Read More »

Heartworm Disease

Apr 14, 2021   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

April showers bring May flowers. They also bring mud puddles and standing water – the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. When temperatures consistently stay around 50…  Read More »

Flea and Tick Preventatives

Apr 8, 2021   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Spring brings the joys of warmer weather, flowers beginning to bloom and trees starting to bud but it also brings the nuisance of fleas and ticks.…  Read More »

Pet Thyroid Health

Oct 29, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

The thyroid gland is part of our pet's endocrine system, and makes the hormone thyroxine necessary for proper cell function. The thyroid plays a part in…  Read More »

Vestibular Disease, Seizure or Stroke? How to tell the difference.

Oct 26, 2020   Tracey Aston   Health & Wellness

Similar to humans, many conditions and diseases our pets suffer from can share similar…  Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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