November 10, 2023
What Pet Care Providers Should Know About Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

What Pet Care Providers Should Know About Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

For pet care providers, ensuring the health and well-being of the animals in their care is a top priority. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC), inappropriately called kennel cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can affect dogs, particularly those housed in close quarters with others. Understanding the signs and symptoms and taking preventive measures is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for your canine customers. What are the symptoms of CIRDC?  Similar to humans suffering from […]
October 17, 2023
Pet Obesity

What You Need to Know about Pet Obesity

Pet obesity is a growing problem in North America, with more than half of the pet populations in the United States and Canada considered overweight or obese. While it can be difficult for some pet owners to curb giving their animals excessive treats, helping your pet achieve and maintain a healthy weight can go a long way towards ensuring they live longer, healthier lives. According to a survey released in 2022 from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 61% of […]
October 17, 2023
Canine Influenza

Facts About Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that typically causes mild or moderate symptoms but can cause more serious health effects in some dogs. There are two strains commonly seen in the United States – CIV H3N8 and CIV H3N2. Common symptoms include coughing and retching, sneezing, lethargy and decreased appetite. In more severe cases canine influenza can lead to more serious illness like pneumonia, but is much rarer, especially in younger and healthier dogs.  Much in the same […]
May 10, 2022

No Pet First Aid Kit? No Problem! Use These Mutt-gyver Tricks

By Arden Moore, Pet Health and Safety Coach As pet professionals, you count on the valuable items inside a pet first aid kit. You can reach with confidence for the tick-removal comb to pluck out this parasite on a dog’s back, antibiotic ointment to tend to a minor wound, as well as splints and triangular bandages to stabilize a sprained or broken leg. But the reality is that a fully stocked pet first aid kit is not always available when […]