Category: Julie Perkins

Excessive Dog Shedding

Help! My dog sheds like crazy! As most dog parents will tell you, pet ownership isn't just cold noses, sloppy kisses and vigorous tail wagging–it's also dealing with pet hair. But when the shedding goes from a manageable amount to epic proportions, it's time to ask for help–as one Pet Assure reader did this month.

Cat Ignoring You?

Does your cat ignore you? My three cats are indoor only kitties—always have been and always will be. Because they are interested in the world outside the doors and windows, our family is very...

Cat Videos Can Help You Work!

Can watching cat videos make you more productive? I don’t know about you, but when I want to put off doing something less than fun—like laundry, house cleaning or figuring my quarterly taxes—I turn...

Pet Love

My husband and I love our pets. Each one—from gerbils to bunnies to cats—is an integral member of the family, as deserving of love, respect and consideration as we are. While we’re certainly not...

Pet Vaccination Considerations

We recently wrote about the core pet vaccinations necessary to ensure the best dog and cat health. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Task Force have each published recommendations for veterinarians and pet owners. Unfortunately, many people still fail to have their furry family members vaccinated–and could be risking their lives as a result. For some, vaccination cost may be a deterrent. For others, it may be fear of potential side effects. If you're uncertain about vaccinating your pet–for whatever reason–consider the following.

Avoid Dog Bites

With 43 million dog-owning families in the US, it’s not surprising that accidents occasionally happen. According to State Farm, they processed 3,670 insurance claims due to dog bites in 2012. While the bad news...