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…

Red and green Macaw Ara Chloroptera parrot

Interesting Facts About Parrots

When you have a parrot as a pet, they can be fun but demanding. Parrots have long lifespans, are intelligent, need a lot of attention and interaction. They can have silly personalities and are highly social, but can become bored, stressed, or pick up bad habits if left unattended.  A parrot is classified in the…

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…

maine coon cats a large breed of cat

What Are Maine Coon Cats?

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

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…