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Why is My Pet So Gassy?

Gas happens, even to our pets. Dogs break wind an average of 5-20 times per day while cats average 1-2 toots — extremely modest compared to the human average of 12-25 daily incidents...

Posted: March 31, 2024

Prophylactic Gastropexy: What You Need to Know

For humans, bloating is uncomfortable and inconvenient. For dogs, bloat is a life-threatening emergency. When a dog’s stomach fills with food, liquid, or gas, it rotates as it expands. For...

Posted: February 29, 2024

Dog Food Allergy Symptoms That May Surprise You

You do your best to feed your dog a high-quality, nutritious diet. But what do you do when you begin to suspect that their food may be making your pet sick? Just like humans, dogs can develop...

Posted: February 15, 2024

7 Tips for Pet Safety in Raleigh Winter Weather

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain fall on Huskies and Chihuahuas alike. While some pets have more of an affinity for winter weather, extreme temperatures come with risks for all dogs and cats. Before...

Posted: January 31, 2024

Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?

Unlike dogs, it’s rare to observe cats enthusiastically lapping up water. Cats’ more conservative approach to hydration can leave pet parents concerned about their intake, especially when...

Posted: December 30, 2023

Is Your Holiday Decor Pet Safe?

As you haul out the holly this holiday season, it’s important to keep your pets in mind. While there isn’t much you can do to keep your cat from stomping through your miniature Christmas...

Posted: December 15, 2023

Old Cat Meowing Loudly? Here’s Why

Has your aging cat become unusually vocal? While those persistent meows may feel like a nuisance, they may be a sign that your older cat needs your help. While kittens use meows to communicate...

Posted: November 15, 2023

Heartworms Are More Common than You Think

Heartworms are a source of anxiety for pet parents. Due in part to climate and environmental changes, the past decade has seen an increase in the overall prevalence of heartworm infection. While the...

Posted: November 15, 2021