Excessive tiredness and increased thirst are just a couple possible symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs. Photo: mootown Addison’s disease in dogs is an endocrine disease (hormonal). It’s rarely seen in humans and very rarely seen in cats. Sometimes called “the Great Pretender,” Addison’s disease generally affects middle-aged, female dogs, and there is definitely a
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Cats are generally self-sufficient. However, when it comes to taking care of their health, cats do require some assistance. Compared to other animals, cats are quite low-maintenance, though they are susceptible to some health issues. Hence, knowing common ailments will help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of the most common health issues in
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Allergies in pets are frustrating and difficult to treat. Photo: LUM3N Veterinarians see lots of itchy pets. Skin problems are common — and frustrating for everyone involved. A pet scratching constantly or who has icky-yicky-licky lesions all over their body makes you take notice. Extreme itch or irritation (called pruritus) will make pets scratch until their skin bleeds or
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How Much to Tip a Veterinarian or Vet Tech Veterinarians and veterinary technicians and other staff members work in an office environment and handle the medical needs of your pets, from routine vaccinations to emergency services. They are on hand to answer questions about medications, treat minor and major injuries and illnesses, and perform wellness exams. The true depth
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This is Bugaboo, photographed at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He’s in there somewhere. Photo: Kristy May/Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Old English Sheepdogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 22–24 inches (male); 20–22 inches (female) Weight: 70–100 pounds (male); 60–80 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Old English Sheepdog — a.k.a. OES, bobtail
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Varo. The opinions and text are all mine. This Labradoodle named Skipper is one of my clients as a pet sitter. Photos: Melissa Smith/Petful One of the worst feelings in the world is when you’re sitting helplessly in front of a veterinarian, knowing
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Honest Paws. Honest Paws has an impressive array of CBD-infused products that fit pets of all ages and sizes. A natural and homeopathic approach to health is rapidly becoming the norm. By now, you have undoubtedly heard of the wonders of CBD oil. This “miracle” herb has been
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Isn’t it time you learned how to teach your puppy to lie down on command? Photo: aylinkauhorka Yesterday I went out to dinner with my extended family to celebrate a special occasion. We sat outside eating, chatting and listening to music and took up a large portion of the patio. At the end of the
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Boxers are patient and affectionate, making them great dogs for children. Photo: iStock.com/Alona Rjabceva 1. Key Characteristics of Boxers AKC Group: Working Height: 21.5–23.5 inches (females); 23–25 inches (males) Weight: 50–65 pounds (females); 60–70 pounds (males) Life Expectancy: 11 to 15 years or more Boxers are medium-sized dogs with well-developed muscles. They have unique, chiseled
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Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp was co-founded by the Animal Planet star. Photos: Cat Camp NYC I’m so excited to be attending Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp soon — and I hope I’ll see you there, too! Cat Camp, held June 1–2, 2019, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, is an immersive experience
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Sneezing is one of the most common health complaints veterinarians hear from people with young kittens. Photo: Natalia Kostrykina “My kitten is sneezing!” That is one of the most common complaints of people with new kittens. Whether the little muffin has been adopted from a shelter, purchased from a breeder, or found and rescued as
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Treating arthritis in cats can be more challenging than treating dogs. Photo: rszeszko0 Could your cat have arthritis and be suffering in silence? George may still be curious, but if his aging joints are keeping him from poking around the house, he may be suffering from arthritis. You may see your older dog start to show signs
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The Treeing Walker Coonhound looks like a tall Beagle. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics Treeing Walker Coonhounds AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 22–27 inches; females are 20–25 inches Weight: 50–75 pounds Life Expectancy: 12 to 15-plus years The Treeing Walker Coonhound looks a lot like a tall Beagle. The eyes and ears are large
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