cat brushing blogKeeping up with grooming will not only help your pet look her best, it may actually be beneficial to her health. Below are three grooming habits that do more than keep your pet looking best in show:

1.) Brushing: Brushing not only removes dirt and dead hair from your pet’s coat, it also gives you an opportunity to notice any subtle changes in your pet’s skin. You’ll be more likely to notice signs of fleas, dry skin, or unusual lumps or bumps if you’re regularly brushing your pet’s coat. Be sure to discuss any unusual findings or concerns with your pet’s veterinarian. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 0 comments }

Fall Fruits and Veggies that are Safe for Pets

by VetDepot on October 1, 2014

puppy pumpkin blogFrom pumpkin patch visits to apple picking, so many autumn activities involve the season’s produce. As we savor the tastes of fall, don’t hesitate to share the experience with your pets! Below are a few fall fruits and veggies that are safe for your four-legged companion:

1.) Apples: As long as you remove the core and the seeds, a few slices of apple makes a crunchy, appetizing snack for dogs. This a great low-calorie treat replacement if you’re watching your dog’s weight. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 5 comments }

Why Do Cats Purr?

by VetDepot on September 25, 2014

comfy kitten blogAny cat owner can tell you that petting a purring cat is a therapeutic experience. There’s something about it that instills a sense of comfort, and some studies suggest that it can even lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. But, why do cats purr?

A cat’s purr originates in the voice box. The air passing across what are referred to as “false vocal cords” is what triggers the vibrational sound. This most often occurs when a cat is happy, but contentment isn’t the only reason for feline purring. Cats may also make this same noise when injured, giving birth, or when they want something (like dinner). Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 0 comments }

Top Four Misconceptions about Shelter Dogs

by VetDepot on September 24, 2014

happy pit bull rescue blogIf you’re the proud pet parent of an adopted dog, you already know how special your bond is with your rescued best friend. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about rescue dogs that discourage some people from opting for adoption. Below are four rescue dog myths that are just not true:

1.) There is something wrong with them.

False! The truth of the matter is, most dogs end up in shelters through no fault of their own. Oftentimes, their family fell on hard times or didn’t plan appropriately for bringing a new puppy home. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 14 comments }

Five of the Most Confident Dog Breeds

by VetDepot on September 23, 2014

german shepherd puppy confident blogNo two dogs have the same temperament. Some are sweet and shy, while others are outgoing and have no doubts that they’re top dog. If you’re looking for a particularly confident canine companion, below are five breeds that might make a good match:

1.) Rottweiler: Rotties are not only known for their intelligence and work ethic, they’re also extremely confident. Given proper training and a loving family, these self-assured dogs can thrive as loyal companions.

2.) Jack Russell Terrier: These dogs are ultra-smart and excel at agility and other activities. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 5 comments }

Three Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

by VetDepot on September 19, 2014

cat in a cereal box blogThere’s no doubt that cats make wonderful companions. They’re the perfect balance of independent, loving, and downright adorable. But with all of these great traits sometimes comes a few peculiar behaviors. Below are a few seemingly odd feline behaviors explained:

1.) Chewing on plastic or other strange things: If you notice your feline companion chewing on plastic bags, blankets, or other non-edible items, she might be suffering from a condition called pica (craving to eat substances that are not food). Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 3 comments }

Four Pet Safety Tips for Fall

by VetDepot on September 18, 2014

fall puppy in leaves blogIt’s finally time to say goodbye to the dog days of summer and hello to a new season. But, as the leaves change colors and the weather starts to get cooler, be aware that there are dangers for pets this time of year. Don’t miss these four fall safety tips:

1.) Watch out for snakes: Fall is the time of year when snakes are prepping for hibernation and they’re a little more ill-tempered during this period. Keep your dog on the trail during fall hikes and educate yourself about venomous snakes in your area.

2.) Protect pets from mushrooms: Autumn is the season for mushrooms! Although most varieties are harmless, some can be deadly. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 2 comments }

VetDepot Teams Up with the Search Dog Foundation

by VetDepot on September 18, 2014

search dog blogThis past weekend, VetDepot was lucky to team up with the Search Dog Foundation. A portion of the weekend’s sales were donated to this wonderful organization, which takes abused or abandoned dogs and turns them into highly skilled search and rescue partners for first responders.

The SDF is a unique non-profit organization that was founded in 1995. It has deployed search teams to assist with numerous disasters across the country including the September 11 World Trade Center attack, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 0 comments }

Ten Fun Facts about Dogs

by VetDepot on September 12, 2014

hipster dog blogDogs are not only loyal and lovable companions, they’re also fascinating creatures. Don’t miss these ten interesting canine facts!

1.) A dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more sensitive than that of a human.

2.) Dogs can only sweat through the pads of their feet.

3.) Every dog breed except the Chow has a pink tongue. Chows have a distinctive black tongue. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 2 comments }

The Four Rules of Puppy Training

by VetDepot on September 10, 2014

puppy training blogPuppies are cute, cuddly, and need a whole lot of training. There’s a lot of information about puppy training out there and plenty of different methods to choose from. However you decide to go about it, always keep these four rules of puppy training in mind:

1.) Bond with your puppy: Puppies want badly to be a part of the family and crave leadership. The more time you spend with your new canine companion and closer you become, the more likely it is that your puppy will respond positively to training. Learn more…

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

{ 0 comments }