Gifts That Keep On Giving: How You Can Help Animals In Need This Holiday Season

CHAH_iStock_000076995673_Large.jpgMost of us are deeply concerned about the plight of homeless animals, and at this time of year when families (four-legged members included) gather to celebrate the holidays, it can be a particularly troubling thought.

As Mahatma Gandhi famously said “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Our dogs and cats provide us with the priceless gifts of joy, companionship, and love; why not pay it forward and help the animals in need right here in our community? Continue…

The All Too Common Problem of Allergies in Pets

CHAH_iStock_000052716348_Large-1.jpgMost pet owners have experienced allergy problems in their pets in one form or another. Allergies in pets are never fun, be it repeated paw licking, an ear infection that just won’t quit, an anal gland issue, or an intense itch. Learn what pet owners should know about pet allergy problems and what you can do.

What is an Allergy?

An allergy is an inappropriate response by your pet’s immune system to a particular substance. Which substances will trigger allergies can vary tremendously from pet to pet. It might be  pollen, dust, fleas, a certain food, or a host of other objects. Continue…