Pet Care

You and your veterinarian make up the all-star team when it comes to keeping your pet healthy. But you're not just a Most Valuable Player on the team, you've got an opportunity to be a MPVO - Most Valuable Pet Owner. How can you do that? Educate yourself on proper pet care and pet health problems by asking questions and finding answers from reliable, trusted sources of information - such as your veterinarian, their staff and the pages on this site.

Animal Tracks podcasts

Our latest podcast: Dogs and cats living together

Animal health videos on our YouTube channel

Our latest video: Ear care for dogs

Responsible pet ownership

Responsible pet ownership
Pets and foreclosed homes (FAQ)
Dog bite prevention
National Pet Week
Money Tips for Caring Pet Owners

Preventive care

Importance of wellness exams
8 cat diseases you can prevent with vaccination and deworming
12 dog diseases you can prevent with vaccination and deworming
Vaccinations

Canine respiratory coronavirus (FAQ)
Spaying and neutering
Low cost spay/neuter
Microchipping (FAQ)
Toxoplasmosis

Keep them healthy

Senior pets
Caring for an older pet (FAQ)
7 things you can do to keep your pet healthy
Getting pet health information online
Do you need pet insurance?
When your pet needs anesthesia
Dogs' social lives and disease risks - tips for canine and human safety
Got a sick fish?

Pet medications and prescriptions

Online pharmacies
Prescriptions and pharmacies (FAQ)
Purchasing pet drugs online: Buyer beware (FDA resource)
Compounding (FAQ)
Questions about Trifexis? Talk to your veterinarian

Keep them safe

First aid tips for pet owners
Pets and disasters
Pet food and product recalls/alerts
When your pet needs anesthesia
Safe use of flea and tick preventive products
10 "Poison pills" for pets
8 things you can do to protect your dog in the summer
7 foods you should avoid feeding your dog or cat
7 things you can do to make the holidays safer for your pet
7 holiday pet DON'Ts
7 things you can do to make Halloween safer for your pet
Reporting adverse events
Dry pet foods and Salmonella
Safety alert on jerky treats for pets

Out and about

Traveling with your pet (FAQ)
11 things you can do to make travel safer for you and your pet
Pets in vehicles
Hot cars and loose pets
Short-nosed dogs and air travel (FAQ)
Run, Spot, Run!
Cold weather pet safety

Saying goodbye 

Hospice care for your pet
Euthanasia
Coping with the loss of a pet

Additional resources