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Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

The holidays are in the air and so are the many wonderful aromas that accompany them. But pet owners, beware: If your favorite seasonal scent comes from a dropper or diffuser, it may pose a serious threat to your pet.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the concentrated, aromatic compounds extracted from the roots, stems, leaves, petals, bark, seeds, or peels of many plants.

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Managing Pain in Cats

Would you know if your cat was in pain? As attentive and loving cat owners, we all want to answer “yes” to that question, but the truth is, felines are masters of disguise—and because of this, they are one of the most common species with undiagnosed pain.

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6 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable for a Senior Pet

The effects of aging tend to sneak up on all of us—even our pets—but because they happen so gradually, they can be easy to miss. If your dog is starting to bump into objects around the house or your cat isn’t spending as much time in her favorite lofty perch, a few environmental changes may be in order.

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Warm and Fuzzy: 5 Winter Weather Pet Safety Tips

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! As you fire up the furnace and dig the sweaters out of the back of the closet, remember that your pet needs special care during the winter months, too. Follow these five tips to keep your pet safe and warm all season long.

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Could It Be Cushing’s?

What Is Cushing’s Disease?

Cushing’s disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when the adrenal gland produces too much of the naturally occurring steroid hormones, primarily cortisol. It is one of the most commonly occurring hormonal disorders in dogs. Excessive levels of cortisol can have widespread effects on the body, including the skin, kidneys, bladder, immune system, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system.

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