Arthritis in Pets

Posted by Goldie on July 21st, 2014 under Breed Basics, Canine Health issues, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • No Comments

A recent Google search of “arthritis in pets” produced nearly 13 million results in less than half a second.  Estimates of the prevalence of OSTEROARTHRITIS or degenerative joint disease range from 20% to 25% in dogs to as high as 90% in senior cats.  The actual number of pets suffering from DJD is unknown because many cases go […]

Heat Stroke

Posted by Goldie on July 15th, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

Summer is a wonderful time of the year, the sunshine, and the warm temperatures, people wait all year to get out and enjoy those summer months. Many outdoor enthusiasts take their trusted companion on their adventures not realizing that the summer sun could pose risk to the ‘best friend’ Unfortunately, dogs only sweat through their […]

How to Prepare your Cat for a New Baby

Posted by Goldie on July 6th, 2014 under Behavior, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information • Comments Off

If you’re a cat owner and you’re expecting a new bundle of joy, chances are that you’re wondering how your feline companion is going to adjust to the change. Cats are creatures of habit, so consistency and planning are necessary for a smooth transition. Below are a few tips for preparing your cat: Decide whether […]

Three Dog Breeds that are Gentle Giants

Posted by Goldie on July 5th, 2014 under Behavior, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

It’s not uncommon for big dogs to have even bigger hearts. Provided with a loving home and training, many large breeds make fantastic family companions. Below are three giant breeds that make especially loving pets: 1.) Great Dane (pictured): These large dogs can weigh as much as 150 pounds, which can be intimating to some, […]

Happy 4th of July from Animal Central!!!

Posted by Goldie on July 4th, 2014 under Uncategorized • Comments Off

Four Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Dog’s Food

Posted by Goldie on July 3rd, 2014 under Diet, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

As a loving pet parent, you’ve probably done your best to choose a healthy dog food for your canine companion. But sometimes, even with the best intentions, a particular food just doesn’t work for a dog’s individual needs. Below are four signals that it might be time to change your dog’s food: 1.) Weight gain: […]

Five People Foods That are Safe for Dogs

Posted by Goldie on June 30th, 2014 under Diet, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

Owners are often bombarded with information about people foods that are dangerous for dogs. It’s certainly important to avoid these harmful foods (chocolate, grapes, etc.), but not all people foods are off-limits. In fact, some people foods are actually nutritious for dogs! Below are five foods that are safe for canine tummies: 1. Carrots: Carrots […]

Three Great Cat Breeds for Kids

Posted by Goldie on June 29th, 2014 under Behavior, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information • Comments Off

Having a pet can benefit children in so many ways, from teaching them responsibility to enhancing social skills. If your family is considering a feline addition, below are a few breeds that tend to settle in quite well in households with children: 1. Ragamuffin (pictured): These lap cats are known for showering their human companions […]

How to Convert a Cat’s Age into People Years

Posted by Goldie on June 28th, 2014 under Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information • Comments Off

The topic of “dog years” has been a much debated one. The old rule is that one dog year equals seven people years, but with dog breeds varying so much in size and lifespan, this simple equation just isn’t always applicable. Cats, however, are a little more uniform in size, making it easier to come […]

July 4th Safety and Anxiety Management for Pets

Posted by Goldie on June 27th, 2014 under Behavior, Miscellaneous • Comments Off

For many, the Fourth of July means a long weekend, barbeques, and fun with family and friends. Of course, the 4th wouldn’t be complete without fireworks lighting up the sky. While these festivities may be a great experience for human members of the family, pets don’t always react positively to the chaos of big get-togethers […]