• Seven Steps to Fight Fleas on Your Pets – and Win!

    Fleas are no fun! Many of us get a bit overwhelmed when these annoying little bugs pop up, but as long as your puppy, dog, or kitten is older than seven weeks (and not sick and doesn’t have stitches so can be safely bathed), certain strategies can help you safely get rid of fleas. Here […]

  • Keep Your Cat’s Brain Healthy

    As your cat ages, changes are occurring in their brain. Ultimately, these changes may lead to anxiety, reduced coping ability, confusion, altered sleep patterns and eating habits, house soiling, and altered social interactions with family members and other pets. Some cat owners think that these behaviors are normal in an older cat, but they aren’t […]

  • How Shelters Prepare Your Cat for Adoption

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian Lights, camera … adoption! There’s nothing like changing a life, unless it’s saving a life. The photos are taken, social updates are posted and you’re finally on your way home.     First steps Playtime, mealtime, downtime: Your shelter’s staff interacts with your cat, gets to know his temperament, […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Choosing and Visiting Your Veterinarian

    1. I just adopted my new pet. He seems healthy—do I still need to take him to the veterinarian right away? Yes! Taking your new pet (whether dog, cat, hamster, or any other living thing) to the veterinarian should be your first priority. This is especially true if you have other pets. It’s a good […]

  • Pet Insurance 102: What Pet Insurance Covers & Why Every Pet Deserves It

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan. One in three pets pays an unexpected visit to the veterinarian each year.* No wonder pet insurance is on the rise! Pet insurance helps pet parents […]

  • Bite Like A Rattler, Sting Like A Bee… First-Aid Tips to Help Your Pet

    One late summer morning, two Scottish Fold kittens were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bee buzzed passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play […]

  • Pet Insurance 101: How It Works, What to Look For and Why You Need It

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.   Pets are increasingly part of the household (they are certainly the easiest to get along with!), and like the rest of our family, they need […]

  • The Happy Healthy Pet Guide

      The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.     As a pet parent, taking care of four-legged friends is your number one priority—and keeping pets fed, watered, exercised and happy is just […]

  • Five tips to keeping your indoor cat happy

    Solitary confinement in a windowless room  punishes the occupant by a lack of interaction with the outside world. Caring cat people often worry that confining a cat to be an indoor-only pet is a similar type of punishment, but it doesn’t have to be! If you’re reading this article, we likely don’t have to tell […]

  • Video: Scooter the Neutered Cat

    Hip spectacles. No testicles. Meet Scooter, the suave neutered cat. He’s making it his mission to educate cat lovers on the importance of spaying and neutering. Check out his video for some great wisdom. Plus, he’s adorable!