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Get health advice from vets and specialists, from major medical stuff to everyday pet wellness.

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Should You Give Your Pet Heartworm Prevention in the Winter?

Here’s why it’s best to stay on top of things, even when the temps are low.

routine care

Want to ace everyday pet wellness? Get tips on vet checks, vaccine schedules, preventative care, DIY remedies, and more.

Cute black cat with short fur grimacing as her anonymous owner is brushing her teeth with a toothbrush to maintain good dental health.

You can still maintain their dental health without getting an unfortunate bite.

Curious cat sniffing on toothpaste on toothbrush held by pet owner.

It sounds like a daunting task, but here are some helpful steps to take.

Cozy at home with tabby cat, woman with her pet on sofa at home in evening.

Here’s why it’s best to stay on top of things, even when the temps are low.

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conditions & treatments

The medical stuff is stressful. Get expertise on common (and not-so-common) health issues, from causes and symptoms to the latest treatments for pets.

Ginger cat outdoors.

Here is everything pet parents need to know.

Girl stroking petting old Devon Rex cat from animal shelter sitting on couch at home.

Or are they just being a cat? Here are some signs to look for.

a cat licking a hot spot

Hot spots are so not hot—your cat agrees.

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Ask a Vet

Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 48 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

skin issues & allergies

Casual scratch? Weird paw lick? Seasonal allergies? Fleas? We’ll help you decipher all the pet skin issues.

Healing stone on Cavalier spaniel dog.

Your pet can benefit from your self-care practices, from CBD to acupuncture. (Yep, you read that right.)

cat hair loss

Don’t start shopping for cat wigs yet. But if your Persian is looking more like a Sphynx, underlying health conditions could be to blame for your cat’s hair loss.

Dr. Lindsey Wendt holds a dog in front of a collection of allergy products.

Integrative veterinarian Dr. Lindsey Wendt shares her favorite products to attack pesky pet allergies.

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grooming

Pet grooming? Not always glamorous. Get DIY nail-clipping tutorials, bath-time tricks, and celeb groomer tips to keep your pet looking (and feeling) good.

Young Asian woman brushing her cat's teeth.

You have to keep those pearly whites clean. Here are some suggestions for toothpaste that will do the trick.

Healing stone on Cavalier spaniel dog.

Your pet can benefit from your self-care practices, from CBD to acupuncture. (Yep, you read that right.)

A cat walking by a little box

I introduced my cat to an automatic litter box, and let’s just say it went off with multiple hitches.

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safety

Get tips on pet-proofing your digs, keeping them warm (or cool) through the seasons, and avoiding all the toxic stuff…like toys, plants, and everything else they try to eat.

Cat chewing on cat grass

Cats love the crunch of a houseplant. These will do them no harm.

Striped cat walking through the snow.

Channel your inner HGTV star and build a feline fixer-upper.

Cat eating out of metal bowl

Sharing isn’t always caring. Keep your cat safe by keeping these human snack staples to yourself.

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holistic vet care

Check out the latest alternative pet care treatments, like massage techniques, herbal remedies, and other not-so-traditional therapies.

Two tabby cats in embrace lying in cushion.

Communication is key, and pheromones are your cat’s version of DMs.

Grey cat at looking up from eating on floor at home

The mind-gut connection isn’t just for people — your dog or cat’s gut microbiome plays a big role in their health and well-being.

Hand giving a treat to a blissful and calm looking dog

6 of the best pet CBD products on the market — if it’s the right choice for your pet.

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Emergencies & First Aid

Learn who to call for pet emergencies, how to know when a pet injury is an emergency, and other urgent care advice to help in a pinch.

Cat eating out of metal bowl

Sharing isn’t always caring. Keep your cat safe by keeping these human snack staples to yourself.

A fluffy cat sitting outside in the snow.

Be a good neighbor and learn to spot the signs of frostbite in your community cats.

Veterinary Ambulance of So Cal, run by Albert Sanchez.

Albert Sanchez’s Veterinary Ambulance of Southern California brings pets to accessible emergency vet care when they need it—any time of day or night.

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dental health

Wonder how often you really need to brush your pet’s teeth? Here's everything you need to know about caring for their pearly whites.

Young Asian woman brushing her cat's teeth.

You have to keep those pearly whites clean. Here are some suggestions for toothpaste that will do the trick.

Cat with a toothbrush

Vets explain how fish-flavored toothpastes and nifty finger brushes can prevent more than tooth fur.

Owner pets senior ginger cat.

How to spot and how to treat them.

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