How to Get a Cat to Drink More Water

How to Get a Cat to Drink More Water

Credit: Zoetis, Heather Berst Do you worry about your cat drinking enough water? There are certain diseases your cat can get that may make it very important to get a cat to drink more water. Here’s how to get your cat to drink more water. Why Drinking Water Is Important for Cats A cat’s body is made up of 60%-70% water1. Therefore, consuming ample water […]

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Why You Should Care About Toxoplasmosis in Cats

Why You Should Care About Toxoplasmosis in Cats

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Melody R. Conklin   When the word “parasite” is used in a sentence referring to a pet, it can be unsettling. But being aware of the parasites that can affect your cat is essential. This is especially true for toxoplasmosis since it can also infect humans. Understanding toxoplasmosis, how it’s spread, and the symptoms, will help you protect your cat and your […]

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Do I Need to Bathe My Cat?

Do I Need to Bathe My Cat?

Credit: Dr. Melody Conklin, Zoetis Dogs, people, and even birds get baths. Does that mean you should be bathing your cat, too? Not exactly. Read on to learn why most cats don’t need the same grooming and bathing as other animals, when there are exceptions to that rule, and how you should approach bathing your cat when it’s necessary. Do Cats Really Need Baths? In most cases, […]

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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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All About Dandruff in Cats

All About Dandruff in Cats

Credit: Zoetis, Melody R. Conklin   Most people are familiar with dandruff, but did you know that cats can have dandruff too? Dandruff is not just the same as dry skin — it’s important to understand the difference and what dandruff can mean for your cat. What is Cat Dandruff? Cat dandruff is the white flakes on your cat’s coat (they’re clumps of dead skin […]

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Of all the vaccines we offer her at Companion the one we are asked about the most is leptospirosis. The reason for this is due to leptospirosis vaccines not being considered a core vaccine for dogs like rabies, Bordetella, distemper, and parvo. This, unfortunately, leave far too many dogs unprotected from an illness that results in fatalities in 10-25% of the cases in which […]

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8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets

8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets

Credit: Zoetis Dr. Sam Gilbert   8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets Having pets in the home with children may seem like a recipe for chaos, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to teach responsibility and show the unconditional love pets can bring to our lives. From the basic care that keeps your dog or cat healthy to the enrichment that keeps them happy, […]

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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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It’s Play Time!

It’s Play Time!

Games for Senior Dogs: 7 Fun Ways to Get Your Older Dog Moving Who says old dogs don’t have a good time? Try these stimulating games to get your senior pup moving around and having fun.  By Caitlin Crittenden via Petful Your senior dog may be slowing down, but older dogs need physical and mental exercise, too. Try one of the fun games for senior dogs […]

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Ten Items for Your Pet First Aid Kit

Administering first aid to a pet can be a stressful situation, especially if you don’t have the right supplies. Here are ten items to include in a pet first aid kit — it just may save your dog or cat’s life. 1. Bandages Gauze, clean rags, even a sock can be used as bandage material to help control bleeding and keep wounds clean until they […]

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