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?…

Natural Remedies for Your Pet’s Itchy Skin

How to Help Your Cat or Dog Stop Itching If your pet’s never-ending itching and licking is making life miserable, you may wonder what you can do to help your cat or dog stop scratching. The first step is to determine what’s causing the itch. Occasional dry skin is normal for pets, but frequent itching…

January is Walk Your Dog Month!

8 Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog January may be cold and dark, but don’t let that discourage you from getting outside for physical activity with your furry friend. Walk Your Dog Month was founded to help dog owners get up and moving with their pets Dogs need exercise all year long. The best way…

How to Help Your Pet with Halloween Anxiety

6 Tips for Stressed-out Cats and Dogs During This Sc-sc-scary Season Halloween is a fun time to dress up and run around the neighborhood trick or treating. But the things that make this season so exciting for humans can be super scary for our four-legged friends. For pet owners, watching our dog or cat feel…