Health Concerns

The Rationale for a Raw Cat Food Diet

The Rationale for a Raw Cat Food Diet

A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors ate in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins, would involve catching and eating another animal. A raw diet returns our cats to this more natural form of nutrition, as if they had hunted and caught their perfect dinner.
Dog Breed Spotlight: Golden Retriever

Dog Breed Spotlight: Golden Retriever

According to records, the Golden Retriever was first bred around 1890 in Inverness-Shire, Scotland by Dudley Marjoribanks - Lord Tweedmouth.  Who could have known that crossing the Flat-Coated Retriever with Tweed Water Spaniels, Blood Hounds, and Irish Setters would turn into one of today’s most popular and revered breeds?
Dog Breed Spotlight: English Bulldog

Dog Breed Spotlight: English Bulldog

The Bulldog had its origin in the British Isles and was a descendant of the Asiatic mastiff. The name "bull-dog" was originally provided because of the breed's use in bull baiting. Back then, Bulldogs were aggressive, ferocious and courageous animals having the power to attack a grown bull from the underside, a cruel sport that was finally banned in the 19th century.
Dog Car Safety & Other Canine Traveling Tips

Dog Car Safety & Other Canine Traveling Tips

Every year, millions of Americans hit the road in search of fun, adventure, or just some peaceful time off. More and more, these plans include traveling with their four-legged companions. Travel can be stressful for canines. They can become sick, injured, or lost in the process. Planning for potential dog hazards can go a long way towards making your vacations more relaxing and memorable for you and your furry friends. Here are some tips to maintain dog car safety!
Dog Breed Spotlight: Afghan Hound

Dog Breed Spotlight: Afghan Hound

It is only fitting that I begin the vetisin.com breed spotlight articles with the Afghan Hound, as I personally bred, showed and lure-coursed them for over 25 years.  One of the world's oldest breeds, the Afghan hound was bred for speed, agility, and strength.
Tips for Flying With a Dog

Tips for Flying With a Dog

The safest way to travel by air with a small pet is in an approved carrier that can be taken on board and kept under the seat in front of you. Large pets are required to be placed in the cargo area, which presents a few risks. Here's some tips to keep in mind when flying with a dog!