Taste of the Wild Blog

8 Tips for Do-It-Yourself Home Pet Grooming

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Pet NewsTraining & Behavior

Some pets never learn. Despite your best efforts, they’ll wallow in every mud puddle, roll on road kill and dart after skunks time and time again. If you can’t afford a regular grooming appointment, you’ll need to master the dog bath (or the cat bath, as the case may be). And since pets can’t use …

Read More

Don’t Leave Me: Separation Anxiety in Pets

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Training & Behavior

Do you dread leaving for work on Monday mornings? Your pet may hate it even more than you. For the 17 percent of dogs — and, less commonly, cats — who suffer from separation anxiety, time spent apart can be extremely distressful. So much so, in fact, that some dogs may leap through glass windows, …

Read More

Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Pets?

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Pet News

You don’t even want to think about it. But fires, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters do happen, and you need to think ahead to protect your family. But be sure to make those forward-thinking thoughts include your pets. What if you need to evacuate? Many evacuation shelters can’t take pets, and you don’t …

Read More

Everything You Should Know About Cat Constipation

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Health

It’s fairly common for cats — especially older ones — to become constipated. They may strain in the litter box to no avail, or eschew the box entirely because it reminds them of the uncomfortable ordeal. So why is your cat backed up and what can you do about it? What’s behind it? It could …

Read More

Cat Eat the Canary? Foreign Body Surgery for Pets

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Health

Twenty-six golf balls. A wad of Gorilla Glue. Seventy-five coffee creamer cups. A toy dinosaur. Knives, needles and fishhooks. These are among the items dogs and cats have swallowed, as shown on X-rays submitted to an annual “They Ate What?” competition held by Veterinary Practice News. Add to that: steel wool soap pads, 23 pacifiers, …

Read More

Pet Kisses: Should You Exchange Smooches on Valentine’s Day?

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Health

A kiss is a kiss… or is it? Are “licks” from dogs and cats the same as kisses? And are there any health dangers to you from cat and dog kisses? A Sign of Affection For cats and dogs, licking can have many purposes and meanings. Researchers who study wolves, coyotes and other wild canine …

Read More

Secondhand Smoke and Pets: Another Reason to Kick the Habit

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Health

Some dogs and cats have a smoking problem: they live in a house with someone who smokes. So in a way, they become smokers, too. Secondhand smoke causes more than 41,000 human deaths each year and contributes to lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory infections and asthma. While few studies exist on the effects of secondhand …

Read More

Animal Blood Donors Make Life-Saving Transfusions Possible

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | HealthPet News

Dogs and cats, like people, sometimes need emergency blood transfusions. But you never see bloodmobiles parked on the street with a line of animal blood donors waiting to make a deposit. So where do veterinary clinics locate blood for pets, and what goes into collection and preparation for a transfusion? Transfusion Medicine – Vital but …

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Anal Glands

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Health

How could that ghastly scent emanate from your lovely cat? And why does your dog shockingly splay his legs and scoot his rear along your Berber carpet? Few people consider anal glands when they sign up for a pet, but, like it or not, they’re part of the package. What Are Anal Glands? Anal glands, …

Read More
Next Page »