Benjamin Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." He was probably talking about fleas and ticks because nowhere does this ring more true than making sure to have a good flea and tick preventive program in place.
Remember how life was before you became a pet parent? Now, you are enjoying some of the best years of your life with your furry companion and can't imagine life without them.
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? You may not be the only one in your family, especially if you're noticing excessive itching from a furry, four-legged member. Allergies in pets are more common than you think and something we see often. The two most common types of allergies in dogs and cats are flea allergy dermatitis and atopy, or atopic dermatitis.
During the last decade, most people have heard various mentions of West Nile Virus (WNV), the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in both humans and horses. In fact, equines make up nearly 97% of all reported non-human mammalian cases of WNV.
Occurring throughout North America, the disease is transmitted from avian hosts by bloodsucking insects, primarily mosquitoes. The disease isn't passed between horses or humans.
Most people know that kisses, smiles and laughs come standard with pets, but did you know sharing your life with a furry friend can also lower blood pressure, increase physical activity and lengthen your lifespan?
There is a wealth of medical research that indicates living with a pet can be beneficial to your health. Take, for instance, studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health, both of which showed that pet parents were found to have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, all of which benefit heart health.