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By Sara Tan Dec 28, 2012 via

Over 150 years ago, the first case of E.P.I., exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, was discovered in dogs. While it isn't extremely common, the occurrence of this illness has increased in recent years. According to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, nearly 8,000 dogs in the United S...

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Sadly, some deaf dogs can end up put down out of a lack of understanding or due to behavioral issues that can be symptomatic of deafness. Deaf dogs can lead healthy, productive lives and be great companions with the proper care and training. Learn more about how you can help by visiting


What Causes Deafness in Dogs?

What causes a dog to lose its hearing? A lot of the same things that cause hearing loss in humans. Genetic defects can cause a dog...

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a rapid end. The silver lining? With the return to school we can look forward to enjoying fall weather with our pets. There are undeniable benefits to cooler, crisper fall days: your pet can enjoy running and playing in the park without the threat of overheating so quickly. And what pet owner doesn’t love to crunch through the colorful autumn leaves?

It’s important to be mindful of a few season-specific tips for pet care to ensure you fully and safely enjoy the weeks to come. Here a...

While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, no matter how much catnip you offer, almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise burn calories, improve muscle tone, and reduce a cat’s appetite, but a healthy exercise plan will also help protect your cat from becoming overweight or obese, extending her lifespan and improving her quality of life. By sticking to a regular feline workout plan, you’ll have a major positive impact on your cat’s overall health.


Have you ever heard someone say that pets should be allowed to lick their wounds because saliva has healing properties? Veterinarians run into the notion all the time … typically after a dog or cat has been brought to the clinic with a wound that is getting worse rather than better after being licked.


Like many old wives tales, there is a modicum of truth behind the idea that licking can be beneficial. When an animal is wounded and does not have access to veterinary care, licking removes foreign material from the injured tissues. Al...