Is Your Pet Overweight? Here’s What to Do

Is Your Pet Overweight? Here’s What to Do

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Joyce A. Login Obesity is a growing problem for cats and dogs. A recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 55.8% of dogs and 59.5% of cats in the US are overweight1. That’s over half of the dogs and cats in the United States! Unfortunately, a majority of pet owners with overweight cats and dogs in the study didn’t realize their pet’s […]

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Dog Park Etiquette to Be Aware Of

Dog Park Etiquette to Be Aware Of

Credit: Dr. Heather Burst, Zoetis   Taking your dog to the dog park can be a fun adventure or a downright disaster. There’s a reason that dog parks are a controversial topic among dog trainers and veterinarians. Dog parks can be a great way to exercise your dog, maintain socialization, and meet other dog owners. But there’s a very real risk of disease transmission, injury, […]

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What is Reverse Sneezing in Dogs and Cats?

What is Reverse Sneezing in Dogs and Cats?

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Melody R. Conklin Most pet owners are accustomed to their pet sneezing and don’t worry when it happens occasionally (and sneezes can be pretty adorable). But are you familiar with a reverse, or backward, sneeze? If you’re not used to reverse sneezing, it can be a little frightening. To take the fear out of the unknown, it’s helpful to understand what reverse […]

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6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

Credit:  Zoetis Dr. Melody R. Conklin    6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog Staying active and in shape is important for both you and your dog, but regular walks with your pooch can get tedious. Here are some new ways to exercise with your dog beyond your normal go-to’s. Dog Yoga Stretch out into a downward dog along with your pup in a […]

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Common Reasons For Panting

Common Reasons For Panting

Panting is a typical doggie behavior, but you may wonder why it occurs, or whether your pet’s panting is excessive or unusual. Researchers have looked at dog panting to determine its causes; what they discovered may surprise you. What Is Panting in Dogs? Moderate to rapid open-mouthed respiration is a normal dog and puppy behavior that lowers body temperature and also gets oxygen into the dog’s bloodstream. […]

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