12 Cats That Look Like Croissants

1) Imagine you’re just minding your own business and then you see this! You’re like “oh! what a tasty croissant!”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by October Person (@octoberx6) on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT 2)  But then you’re like “oh wait, that’s a cat.”   View this post…

Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

For a special occasion to celebrate your cat, or even as an everyday treat, you know just the thing: catnip. For centuries, humans found – and continue to find – pleasure in this mint-smelling plant and the way felines react to it. When you expose your cat to even a small sprinkling of a dried…

Savannah cat

What are Savannah Cats?

There’s something unmistakably striking about the Savannah cat. Descended from African wild cats and crossed with domestic cats, these exotic hybrids are graceful, captivating and leave you wanting to know more. There’s much more to this charming rare breed than meets the eye. Here’s some interesting facts about these little leopards in disguise: 20 Things…

cancer in dogs and cats

Cancer in Dogs and Cats

By Dr. Bruce Little Although cancer in pets differs very little from cancer in humans, it remains a complex, misunderstood, and disheartening tragedy when our four-legged family members are diagnosed with some form of the dreaded “Big C.”  First, it might be productive to review terms that are part and parcel to these conditions. The…

dogs with anxiety

What You Need to Know About Dogs With Anxiety

Dogs suffer from anxiety just like people do. Any dog breed is susceptible to anxiety and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious behavioral problems. There are three basic reasons that dogs become anxious: Fear. Dogs express fear-based anxiety in reaction to several triggers. These might include thunder or loud sounds like fireworks, strange places,…

canine lymphoma awareness

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed every year on November 7th. This day helps to generate awareness about canine lymphoma, and nudge every pet parent to check their dogs regularly. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), there are approximately six million new canine cancer diagnoses each year. Here are some important facts to…

Sphynx cat hypoallergenic

Which Cats are Hypoallergenic?

Most people think their allergic reactions to cats come from the animals’ fur. In reality, the source of the allergy originates in the saliva of the cat. When cats grooms themselves, allergens are transmitted throughout their coats and shed around the house. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat. However, there…

Cat makes cat sounds

Cat Sounds: What Do They Mean?

Every cat owner knows that cats are good at vocalizing their needs. Some cats talk more than others, but you know your cat wants something when he starts meowing. He might want to go outside, or maybe he is hungry. But beyond the typical plaintive “meow,” cats have plenty to say. Your cat will offer…

cat is sick

5 Signs Your Cat is Sick

Some cats seem almost smart enough to talk – in fact, many of them have no problem vocalizing their needs. But cats in pain tend to do the opposite. They may grow quiet and reclusive. Cats are good at masking their suffering, whether they’re ill, in pain, or just having a bad day. A cat…

halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety Tips

By Dr. Bruce Little Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a joyous and thrilling time of year for us, it can create a lot of stress and anxiety for our pets. The constant doorbell ringing and strangely dressed people, with lots of scary costumes and elevated and unusual noises, can stress out many dogs and…

anxiety in dogs

Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

By Dr. Bruce Little Fear and anxiety in pets can come from many different sources. Pets can become fearful of people, sounds, sights, and other pets, either within your home or out in public. The cause can usually can be traced back to inadequate handling and exposure during the first few months of their lives….

veterinary technician

What Are Veterinary Technicians?

Next week, October 14-20, is National Veterinary Technician Week! Veterinary technicians are the people in scrubs who assist veterinarians while maintaining the well-being of the patients. They have a demanding job that requires a lot of versatility. Some of their duties include, but are not limited to: Initial exam of an animal to determine the…

bearded dragon lizard

What Are Bearded Dragons?

The Bearded Dragon is like a primeval character that would be a welcome pet for any “Game of Thrones” fan. This friendly Australian lizard has a gentle nature, and his spiky skin is quite soft. Bearded dragons are easy to keep, because they like a wide variety of foods and they remain small in size….

munchkin cat

What Are Munchkin Cats?

With its short legs and whimsical nature, the Munchkin cat is like a living cartoon. You’ve likely seen pictures of them on social media. These cats tend to generate a universal “awwwww!” response. Here are some fun facts about this breed: Their short legs are their most distinguishing feature. Although the Munchkin’s legs are approximately…

fun facts about horse racing

Fun Facts About Horse Racing

Horse racing is known as the “sport of kings.” If you’re not familiar with the sport, or only associate it with hats and mint juleps, here are some fun facts: Spending the day at the racetrack means dressing up. A few racetracks have a strict dress code. Others allow you to dress casually in jeans…

is my dog overweight

Is My Pet Overweight?

By Dr. Bruce Little Beginning in the 1990’s, it became obvious that an increasing number of dogs and cats were overweight or downright obese. Veterinarians began to diagnose this malady and to instruct pet owners that they needed to address the weight problem in their pets before the excess began to take its toll on…

Dogs play at the dog park

Benefits of Dog Parks

Dog parks are great, because dog owners can take their dogs and let them run around off leash in the company of other dogs. These parks can be beneficial to both pets and their owners. Dogs need exercise to stay healthy, happy, and also out of trouble! If your dog likes other dogs, is social…

what are maine coon cats

What Are Maine Coon Cats?

Sweet, gentle, and good-natured: all adjectives used to describe Maine Coon cats. Maine Coons are known as the “gentle giants” or the “dogs of the cat world” because of their playful personalities and large size. Plus, Maine Coons display the dog-like trait of loyalty to their family. They will bond with all family members, but…

pet safety for fall

Pet Safety for Fall Months

By Dr. Bruce Little Labor Day is over, which means fall is almost upon us. It might be beneficial to review some precautions pet owners should take as we head into this next season.  If you haven’t already done so, get your pets vaccinated for rabies and other communicable diseases. Thursday, September 28 is World…