Holiday Pet Safety: 19 Items to Avoid – Digestive Health

Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays Deck the halls, the ho-ho-holiday season is finally here! If you include four-legged friends in your holiday celebrations, it’s important to make sure your pet stays safe. Let’s take a closer look at pet digestive health during the holidays, and how you can keep your furry friends happy…

Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day, February 20th

How to Show Your Pets You Love Them February is the month to focus on love. Did you know there’s a special day to celebrate the love we feel for our pets? February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day! So after Valentine’s Day passes, keep the red heart décor up a little longer and…

Has Your Pet’s Behavior Gone To The Dogs?

January Is Both National Train Your Dog Month and Walk Your Dog Month Every dog owner’s dream: a healthy, well-behaved pooch snuggled at your feet. The frequent reality: constant scolding for chewing on furniture, counter surfing, jumping, barking and pulling on the leash. To avoid becoming bored and destructive, not to mention overweight, dogs need…

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

How to Tell If Your Dog or Cat Has Cancer Each November, pet lovers mark National Pet Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. This special designation aims to help pet owners prevent, detect and fight cancer in our furry friends.   Cancer can develop in any dog or cat. While some breeds are more commonly…

Let’s Celebrate! October is National Pet Wellness Month 

7 Tips for Pet Wellness  Each October, we celebrate National Pet Wellness Month. This special recognition aims to promote pet health and wellness all month long.   At PetAlive, pet wellness is our mission every day. Helping pet parents raise happy and healthy pets is at the center of everything we do. Whether you’re welcoming a…

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month 

How to tell if your pet is in pain  Each September we recognize Animal Pain Awareness Month, which coincides with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month. The IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management) created this pet-friendly month in 2015 to raise awareness about how animals experience pain and what humans can do to help.  Animals…

Back-to-School Pet Separation Anxiety

How to get your cat or dog ready for the school year Long, sunny days. No school. More humans around, especially the little ones. For pets, summer is when they can count on more belly rubs, back scratches and nose-to-nose fun. But now that the school year is approaching, how will your cat or dog…

3 Unexpected Summer Pet Health Risks

How to Keep Cats and Dogs Safe During Summer Fun The long, sunny days of summer are perfect for outdoor fun with pets. Getting outside with our furry friends is good for them—and good for us. But along with the fun lurk some dangers to your pet’s health. Some risks are well-known, like heat stroke…

Is There a Link Between Pets, People and Mental Health?

How You and Your Four Legged Friend Can Help Each Other Manage Stress May is Mental Health Awareness Month (for humans), and a consistent recommendation from mental health experts is that people with mental health issues can benefit from spending more time with animals. What’s behind this recommendation and how does it help people improve…

Can Dogs Have Allergies? Can Cats Have Allergies?

How to Help Your Pet With Allergies Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies. Dogs and cats can also react to allergens in their environment or food. All breeds of either species can be affected. Let’s take a closer look at signs of allergic reactions in pets. We’ll also share some tips on…

Kennel Cough Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Tips On How to Treat Kennel Cough After your dog comes home from boarding, you notice a dry, hacking cough. It almost sounds like they want to clear their throat. When he or she starts making a noise that sounds like a goose honk, you start to wonder, Could these be signs of kennel cough?…