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Dog Training Mistakes

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January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists some common dog training mistakes. Inconsistency There are many schools of thought when it comes … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Dog Care

4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

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Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at … Read More »

Holiday Gifts for Dogs

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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Or are you a last-minute panic shopper? Either way, your canine companion may very well get extra excited when you come home with packages. Don’t forget to get something for Fido! Read on as a local Coles County, IL vet lists some great gifts for Man’s Best Friend. … Read More »

Posted In Dog Care, General Care

Keeping Fluffy Out Of The Tree

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The holidays have officially arrived! At this time of year, our feline friends are at their most mischievous. Actually, attacking Christmas trees is one of Fluffy’s favorite seasonal traditions. Read on as a local Coles County, IL vet offers some advice on keeping your playful pet out of your tree. Decorate Carefully Keep your frisky … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care

Caring for a Dog With Arthritis

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Do you know or suspect that your dog has arthritis? This painful condition is very common in older dogs. In fact, as many as 65% of pooches over age seven are afflicted. Although there’s no cure for arthritis, there are treatments available. There are also some things you can do at home to make your … Read More »

Common Cat Care Mistakes

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There are many things to love about cats. Fluffy is cute, cuddly, hilarious, and clean. She’s also easy to care for. However, our feline friends aren’t quite as independent as they want us to think. Kitties need TLC to stay healthy, happy, and purring! In this article, a Mattoon, IL vet lists some common cat … Read More »

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