Pet Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Pets?

Pet Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Pets?

There is one word that strikes fear in the heart of every pet parent; cancer. Unfortunately, it is a diagnosis heard each day in veterinary offices around the world. November is Pet Cancer Awareness month and the perfect opportunity to explore ways we can help protect our best friends. Did you know that many of the cancers humans get can also affect pets? It makes sense when you think about it. We share the same environments, are exposed to the same toxins, we share love and companionship as the human-animal bond, and our DNA or genomes are similar. The human … Continue reading

Do You Talk to Your Dog?

Do You Talk to Your Dog?

Do you speak to your pets? Most people admit to having regular conversations with their furry friends. If we aren’t talking to them, there’s a good chance that we are talking about them.  Are you guilty of saying any of these things? “I was talking to the dog.” This conversation happens several times each day between spouses. Question: “What did you say?” Response: “Nothing, I was talking to the dog.” “Is this a dog-friendly event?” It is our version of “Are the kids invited?” If the answer is “no” pet parents usually choose to stay home with those who really ‘get … Continue reading