• Feeding Your New Puppy

    YOU ARE FEEDING A PUPPY, BUT YOU’RE BUILDING A DOG. Did you adopt a new puppy? The first few weeks with a puppy can be overwhelming, with the dozens of decisions there are to make for your new best friend. Feeding can be especially daunting since nutrition is the cornerstone of your dog’s health. Wondering […]

  • What Should My Dog Be Eating?

    Whether you’re adopting a new fur babe into the family or thinking about switching your dog’s current food, choosing what to feed a dog can be overwhelming. There are seemingly hundreds of available diets and food brands for dogs, which can make it hard to determine what food is best for your canine pal. To […]

  • Deciding When to Switch to Adult Dog Food

    Owning a puppy is all about change; change in size, behavior, and eventually even eating habits. As your puppy grows into adulthood his nutritional needs will change, but how do you know when your puppy is ready for adult food?

  • Cat and Dog Nutrition

    The overall health of your dog or cat starts with a good foundation and nutrition is a key building block in keeping that foundation strong. Cats and dogs on proper diets enjoy happy tummies and good digestive health. This all translates into a longer life and more time spent together. We’ve assembled our best dog […]

  • Pet Insurance is a Good Investment

    Adopting a dog or cat is one of the most rewarding things you will ever experience but being a pet parent is also a big responsibility! Your new furry, family member will provide you with endless amounts of love, but they are 100% reliant on you as their pet parent. Being a good pet parent […]

  • Do Flea Collars Work?

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian Collar technology (yes, flea collars have technology now) has come a long way. And just like mobile phones, cars and even vacuums, new improvements can enhance performance that might surprise you. Today’s pet owners have new choices that result in effective, long-lasting flea prevention that’s as simple as attaching […]

  • Caring for Senior Dogs

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian While many owners still lovingly refer to their dogs as “puppy” or “baby” at any age, we know each day together is another day that time progresses. As they mature and change, how we care for senior dogs changes, too. Help support their changing activity, health and nutritional needs […]

  • 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 […]

  • How Shelters Prepare Your Dog for Adoption

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian When you adopt a dog, one moment changes everything: That moment when your new friend goes from lost to found. And while you are searching for him and he is waiting for you, your shelter is taking great care to make sure your new pet is as healthy and […]

  • 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 […]