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Helping Your Pets Live Greener & Cleaner

By ruthmacpete

You drive a hybrid and bring your own bags to the grocery store. You care about greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint. What about your pet’s carbon pawprint? Is your pet living a green, eco-friendly

Dog Clothes: To Wear or Not to Wear

By ruthmacpete

As a veterinarian, I often get asked whether it is okay to put clothes on your dog. The answer is yes. Dressing your dog can not only be fun, but also serve a purpose.  When

February is National Pet Dental Month

By ruthmacpete

No one likes to go to the dentist, and dogs are no exception. But like humans, pets also need routine dental care. Imagine what your teeth would look like if you never brushed them. According

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Furry Loved Ones

By ruthmacpete

Our pets give so much yet ask for so little in return. Show them how much we love and appreciate them this Valentine’s Day with one of these great gift ideas. ​TreatsChocolate is the number

Keeping Your Pets Safe This Valentine’s Day

By ruthmacpete

Valentine’s Day is almost here! That means lots of chocolate, candy and flowers. Unfortunately, that also means lots of sick pets! Every year around this holiday, thousands of pets are hospitalized when they eat something they

Big Dog Must Haves

By ruthmacpete

I recently became the pet parent of a Doberman puppy. I had forgotten what it was like to have a large puppy. Unlike Jett, who weighs in at 10 pounds, Marley, my 6 month old,

Thanksgiving Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe

By ruthmacpete

Each year, millions of pets become ill during the holidays, with intestinal obstructions, chocolate or other toxicities, and pancreatitis, being some of the most common reasons. In order to ensure that your Thanksgiving holidays are

Diabetes in Pets: Do You Know the Signs?

By ruthmacpete

November is American Diabetes Month®. Diabetes is not just a human disease; dogs and cats also suffer from this all too common disease. In fact, estimates report that diabetes affects about 1:200 cats and 1:300

Keeping Your Little Dog Safe

By ruthmacpete

As many of you may know, Jett is the newest addition to my furry family. Although I’ve had many dogs throughout my life (Poodle mixes, Chows, Scottish Terriers, a Briard, a Doberman, and most recently,