Think rabies is a thing of the past? Think again
Most of us know what rabies is, but it's not something we think about often. Thanks to public health education, mandatory pet vaccinations and the wildlife oral rabies vaccination program, rabies cases in the U.S. have dropped dramatically in the past 15 years. But unfortunately this severe disease is still reported acro...
Digestive health is important for you and your pets [Infographic]
Pets, like humans, need a well-rounded diet full of vegetables, premium proteins and vitamins. Buying your pets high-quality food should help ensure they receive all the nutrients they need. But if pets aren’t digesting that food correctly, they may as well be eating low-quality food with the inexpensive fillers you’ve been trying to avoid. “Research shows 70 percent of a pet’s immune system lies in the digestive tract,” says Dr. Al Townshend, staff veterinarian for WellPet, makers of high-...
Should you 'winterize' your pet?
The arrival of autumn signals many changes in the household, from switching from salads to soups to pulling sweaters out of storage to changing furnace filters. With pets, however, you may need to think as much about what you don't change as what you do.
If cats could talk, what would they tell us?
If cats could talk, they would set the record straight about the Top 10 Cat Myths. But they can't talk, which is why Bayer HealthCare, Animal Health Division's Advantage(R) II for cats asked Wendy Diamond and her "side cat," Pasha, to speak up for them, since they're the "Cat Myth Busters!"
Bow wow chow: How to make easy, healthy treats for your dog at home
Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family. Today, professional chefs are creating delicious, healthy foods and treats for dogs as well as people. It's easy for the home chef to create tasty treats for their furry family members too with these easy recipes.
How to make sure your pet has a good time on vacation too
When it comes time to take a vacation, don't forget to invite your family pet along for the ride. Traveling with your pet adds an extra element of fun to your getaway and means you don't have to make separate arrangements for feeding and boarding your pet while you are gone.
How to protect your pet from the heat
When the weather warms and the heat arrives, it seems everyone has a reason to smile. Whether you prefer to cool off with a dip in the pool or with a tall cool drink in the shade, we all have ways to beat the heat. But what about your dog? Pets can suffer from heat just like people. There are steps you can take to help e...
Fun with Fido: Tips for an active summer with your dog
Pet parents know that the best way to put an extra wag in a dog's tail and a spring in his step is to mention the word "walk" or "outside." We've all seen it before. Pets automatically perk up at the opportunity for time outdoors. Additionally, an active lifestyle is just as beneficial for the pets as it is for the pet o...