Do You Have a Smart Pet? A Quick Guide to the Most Intelligent Cats and Dogs

Movie Star Poodle Striking a PosePeople typically see themselves as left or right brained, but there are actually nine distinct types of intelligence. Whether you have logical-mathematical strengths or intra-personal skills, you could also have smarts in the departments of nature, music, life, people, words, or pictures (among others). In short, we all have unique perspectives in order to understand the same world.

This could also be said for the pets with whom we share our lives. However, cats and dogs are measured differently. Dogs are considered intelligent when they learn new commands and obey them; cats seem smarter if they’re athletic and interact with humans. Most people think they have a smart pet, and if they have one of the following breeds, they’re on target.


Can My Pet Catch a Cold? Upper Respiratory Infections in Pets

dog ill or sleepingVery few of us escape catching a cold every now and then, and if your pet has been sneezing, sniffling, or coughing, it may be tempting to just chalk it up to a head cold. While pets do experience illnesses that can seem like a cold, these symptoms are often much more serious than the common cold you or I might power through.

Upper respiratory infections in pets deserve some attention and are something all pet owners need to know about.


Pet Weight Loss: Making 2017 the Best Year ever for Your Pet

Natural dog foodMany of us start a new year with a list of resolutions aimed at improving our health. We ponder lofty goals, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and finally reading War and Peace. But, how about considering a new approach to your pet’s health and wellness alongside your own aspirations?

With the obesity epidemic on the rise among both pets and people, it’s more important now than ever to take a discerning look at your pet’s weight. Making a commitment to pet weight loss this year may not only add years to your pet’s life, but can also make those years more enjoyable for him or her.


Happy and Full: A New View Of Our Top 10 Pet Care Blogs

puppy kissIt is with a full and happy heart that we look back on the previous 12 months. Sure, it’s been a year of surprises, but we continue to provide the best possible veterinary care to our growing community of clients and patients. And you know what? It’s been a great honor!

As your local veterinary experts, we are fortunate to walk alongside you and your pet toward the goal of lifelong health and wellness. To that end, our weekly pet care blogs aim to support your role as responsible pet owner and even shed light on subjects that don’t get a lot of time in the spotlight. From the more technical topics to the entertaining ones, we strive to publish what we think you want to learn about.