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Caring for Our Senior Dogs: How to Help Manage Muscle Atrophy
As a pet owner, it’s extremely difficult to see your dog suffer. So when your dog’s muscles begin to decline, simple tasks such as walking up the stairs, become difficult, it’s important to get your furry best friend the help he needs. Muscle atrophy is a type of muscle loss where your muscles start to […]
Sneak Peak of Trendy New Pet Products
Who doesn’t love an exclusive, insider view of game-changing products?  According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the pet industry has reached over $100 billion in annual sales, the highest level in industry history. But what new factors are contributing to the increase in pet owner-consuming spending? And what new product addresses current pet [...]
Fido's Got the Back to School Blues
After the family has been home for the summer (and, of course, the pandemic), your pets have been used to a large amount of attention. Without family members home all day, your pet might act out in a variety of different ways when that attention is lost as the kids go back to school and/or [...]
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Like humans, dogs need sleep. Good sleeping habits and a regular feeding and exercise regime contribute to healthier sleeping patterns for dogs.  Petrendologist Reed provides expert tips about dogs and sleeping.   How many hours a day does a dog sleep? Dogs sleep anywhere from 8-14 hours a day. However, these numbers can vary based [...]
Pet Proofing 101
It is important to pet-proof a house with the same vengeance that we use to baby-proof our homes. As pet parents, we must recognize that every home contains a variety of items and substances that can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by pets. You protect your pet’s health by targeting the most common health [...]
Summer Cooling Products for Pets
When the temperatures soar, pet owners need to take steps to keep their pets cool.  The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets as well as their people.  Use these expert tips to keep your pets cool and safe this summer season. Hydration Every Day & All Day July is Hydration Awareness month.  Your dog's body will [...]
Back-to-Work Preparedness for Pandemic Pets
Both dogs and cats are creatures of habit. If you’ve been at home with them during the pandemic, they have gotten use to having you around all day. Before going back to work, a gentle transition can help establish a routine that is critical for their well-being and long-term happiness. Start slow Introduce the new [...]
Gearing Up For Summer
Summer adventures become even more fun for dogs when they have the proper gear. Whether you’re planning a staycation or a more intense excursion this summer, check out some of the season’s best finds. Sun Protection With summertime sun, it’s not only time to start upping your sun protection game, but your pet’s too. For [...]
Challenging Times Dictate Adjustments: Veterinarians Must Focus On What Matters Most
To say that COVID-19 has changed our personal lifestyles over the past month is an understatement. The coronavirus pandemic has caused us to shelter at home, and of course avoid time with friends at social events, entertainment venues, restaurants and even church. Sure, we may have video and streaming services, take-outs from our surviving restaurants […]
Careful Use of Cleaning Products Around Pets
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, many people have started working from home, and schools and colleges have transitioned to distance learning. With heightened awareness that the virus can be transmitted by touching contaminated objects, some individuals have also started sanitizing their homes as a preventive measure. However, some of these sanitary products can […]
Pet-Friendly New Orleans
Why is New Orleans such a great pet-friendly city? New Orleans is full of dog-lovers and offers activities for the whole family, two and four-legged alike. The city’s walkability provides the perfect setting for your dog to get exercise while...
Dog Aging Project
Thank you so much for hosting me on The Pet Buzz!  I am really excited to share with you about the largest dog science project ever endeavored, the Dog Aging Project.  We are enrolling tens of thousands of companion dogs...
Pet Dental Care Made Easy
Did you know that most dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the time they are three and cats by the time they are four? As February is National Pet Dental Health Month, it is important to note that less than...