Horse Laminitis: Prevent, Identify, & Address

Laminae, found on horses, is the inner layer of the hoof. If nutrient and oxygen-rich blood is not getting to the laminae, it can lead to laminitis. Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae, causing swelling in the tissue of the hoof. When the laminae doesn’t receive blood, the cells┬ábecome damaged, and the laminae eventually begins […]

How Our Pets Keep Us Healthy

While owning a pet can be a big responsibility, the health benefits for us as pet owners, may far exceed those responsibilities. Research has shown that having a pet can benefit us both physically and emotionally. Here’s how… 1. Better Heart Health Owning an active pet (such as a dog) gives us a reason to […]

Our Pets and Lyme disease

Summer brings warm, sunny weather, which draws people and their pets into the great outdoors. But what’s lurking on those tall grasses, trees, and fallen logs could be enough to keep you away. Tiny little ticks the size of a pin head can potentially wreak havoc on the body. What is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is […]

Is Your Pet Panting Excessively?

Dogs and cats are both known to use panting as a means to cool down their body temperature when they are hot. In addition to this, dogs will also pant when they are excited, anxious, or energetic. So while panting can be very normal, there are some circumstances in which it is an indication of […]