“Why do I need Pet Insurance?” Is something I hear a lot. But, yes, pet insurance is very important! Policies stuffed with confusing jargon (co-pays, deductibles and caps) alone can be enough to put some pet parents off from signing up. Then there’s the costs involved. But our beloved furry family members deserve the very best. After all, they frequently do unexpected things, putting their own health – and sometimes your wallet – on the line.
The year is moving fast and, like it or not, 2017 will be upon us very soon. Pets bring so much joy to our lives so it’s important we take their general wellbeing seriously. If you’re a pet owner, you’re in the unique position to improve your furry companion’s health with a few simple steps!
Maybe your pet’s a little overweight and you keep meaning to do something about it. Why not use the new year as your excuse to get going. These tips are fairly straightforward, but they will take a little day to day effort to ensure you stay on top of them. I promise it will be worth it, though.… Read more
With Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, isn’t it time you started prepping for the Holidays with your pets? You don’t want them feeling left out now, do you? From diet to dropping temperatures, there’s a lot of considerations to make for your furry family members. After all, you can never be too prepared when your pets are concerned!… Read more
So you’re heading back home to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. But, this being a family holiday, you don’t want to leave your fur babies behind! Maybe you’re taking a short drive, or perhaps you’re flying. How ever you’re getting to your destination of choice, Activ4Pets wants to provide the very best pet travel advice.
Have you ever needed to be in two places at once? Like at work and the veterinarian’s office? What if I told you that it’s actually possible to do both…
Pets are our beloved family members and we want the absolute best for them. Maybe they have an immediate health issue – like a limp or loss of appetite – one you might not necessarily class as an emergency. While you want to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, it might not always be practical to visit the vet right away.
Of course, most pet parents realize a visit to an emergency veterinary clinic can be costly. And an appointment takes time out of your already hectic day; what with work, kids and any number of additional responsibilities. It can be extremely frustrating having to wait several days until your schedule opens up enough to travel to the vets – especially when all you need is some professional advice and peace of mind! Wouldn’t it just be easier to pick up the phone (or equivalent) and call the vet for these kinds of issues?
Well, it has been possible for many years now to speak to a human healthcare … Read more
We are delighted to be partnering with our Miami neighbors The Cat Network, Inc. Through their humane practice of sterilization, vaccination, and release The Cat Network is committed to reducing the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in South Florida. Thanks to their commendable work, thousands of cats and kittens have been spared a life of neglect, cruelty, or euthanization. As well as their education program, TCN offers low-cost spay and neuter services and a community of support to assist cats and their human counterparts.
The new partnership will provide A4P’s comprehensive mobile health app for Cat Network Members plus their highly-engaged social media following – with a portion of the proceeds donated back to The Cat Network. Cat owners across the land will be able to access veterinary records and an array of other health features anytime, wherever they are in the world!
Jill Steinberg, on the Board or Directors of The Cat Network comments, ‘At The Cat Network, we are always looking for partners that offer innovative ways to improve care for felines. Activ4Pets empowers our members to proactively manage their cat’s health so they can be the best pet parents they possibly can. The added benefit … Read more
I love Halloween! The kids have a great time and so do the parents and neighbors. It’s always fun to see the local Trick-or-Treaters dressed in their spooky costumes, hunting for candy.
Now let us focus on the other family members, our beloved pets. There are some health and wellbeing tips to note during Halloween.… Read more
From time to time you may notice ‘gunk’ accumulating in your beloved pet’s eyes. But what causes it and is it serious?
Is your dog or cat a little on the chunky side? Just kidding! Even though I’m a licensed veterinarian, I must admit my Labrador Retriever, Bridger, was once very overweight. I mean huge. Obese. And yes indeed, chunky!
It was not his fault at all, although he does love to eat. He would pounce on the food bowl and be done in a jiffy. But who was it that overfed him? Me, of course! Pet owners really enjoy watching their furry family members eat ravenously. But what about their health? Obesity is a major health problem for pets (as well as their owners)!
According to research by Animal Friends Pet Insurance, cases of arthritis in cats and dogs are up 312% since 2012. And they are predicted to rise even further by the end of 2016. Based on analysis of 20,000 pet health records, the study found obesity is the leading cause of the dramatic increase, as a consequence of overfeeding.
Pets are massively overfed due to many reasons. First, pet food manufacturers encourage overfeeding. Pet food is advertised as scrumptious – as something to make even human mouths water – with flavors like roast chicken and vegetables, bacon, … Read more