National Skin Relief Day

When our pets have skin problems, they are not the only ones suffering. We spend time researching, wondering, and listening to the seemingly endless scratching of our dog or cat's discomfort.   There are a few common causes to be aware of and many things to do at home to combat these issues. The most common … Continue reading National Skin Relief Day


National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Information provided by* Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. But half of all cancers are curable if caught early, experts say. WebMD talked to Dave Ruslander, a veterinary oncologist and past president of the Veterinary Cancer Society, about canine cancers and the latest treatments for dogs … Continue reading National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Endangered Species of the Week: Sloth

Sloths—the sluggish tree-dwellers of Central and South America—spend their lives in the tropical rain forests. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs and buds. Sloths have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. And surprisingly enough, the … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Sloth

Endangered Species of the Week: Sri Lankan Elephant

The Sri Lankan subspecies is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants, with patches of depigmentation—areas with no skin color—on its ears, face, trunk and belly. Once found throughout the tear-shaped island at the bottom of India’s southern tip, these elephants are now being pushed into smaller areas as development activities clear forests … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Sri Lankan Elephant