Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 15:32 EDT

Latest petMD Stories

2013-01-08 08:28:35

MIAMI, Jan. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent petMD survey on the topic of pet nutrition revealed confusion among pet owners regarding the nutritional needs of dogs and cats. While 57 percent of respondents rightfully look to pet food labels for information about the ingredients in their pet's food, what is written on the labels is often misinterpreted. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO) "Understanding how to feed our pets properly is critical to their...

2012-05-03 06:27:20

MIAMI, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Specially-abled Pets Day, a time to commemorate pets who are handicapped, but also a time to celebrate the pets that help humans every day. While many people are aware of service dogs such as Seeing Eye dogs, they are much less aware of the other tasks service dogs can perform. To generate awareness of the amazing work service dogs do each and every day, petMD.com has put together a list of the top 10 pet assistants. Service Dogs: It is...

2012-04-03 02:31:49

MIAMI, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With bathing suit season just around the corner, petMD.com is on the hunt for America's Fittest Dog. Now through April 15, dog owners nationwide are invited to enter their diesel dogs and buff barkers in petMD's Fur-tastic Fitness Contest on Facebook. The winning pet will receive over $1,000 in prizes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO ) To enter, pet parents must explain why their pooch deserves to be named America's Fittest...

2012-03-23 02:22:26

MIAMI, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Puppy Day (March 23), petMD.com reveals the most popular puppy names and the meanings behind them. In the past year, readers submitted more than 5,000 puppy names to petMD, ranging from traditional dog names like Spot and Fido to more obscure monikers such as Quinnsaki and Zaboomafoo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO ) To get a better understanding of how pet owners choose names for their new pups, petMD...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

MIAMI, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it the power of the shamrock, the charm of the leprechaun, or just the luck of the Irish. One thing is for certain: the great people of the Emerald Isle have produced some of the most curious, independent, and enthusiastic dogs in the world. Impress your friends at the pub this St. Patrick's Day with some fun facts about the most popular Irish dog breeds courtesy of petMD.com. Irish Setter - Its distinctive and eye-catching deep red mahogany coat...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

MIAMI, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- March 3(rd) has been named "If Pets Had Thumbs Day." In honor of this wonderfully wacky holiday, petMD.com has compiled a list of the top ten things your pet would probably do if they did indeed have opposable thumbs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO ) Give You a Thumbs Up: If your pet had thumbs, it would have a new way of expressing gratitude or happiness -- giving you a thumbs up! Thumb Wrestle: Itching for a thumb...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

MIAMI, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference when it comes to heart disease in dogs. It is important for dog owners to be aware of the signs of heart disease so they can bring potential issues to their veterinarian's attention as soon as possible. To kick off Heartworm Awareness Month, petMD.com provides the top ten signs of heart disease in dogs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO ) Coughing: Coughing in dogs is...

2012-02-14 07:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year at this time a little holiday called Valentine's Day seems to sneak up on us. For many women, the day is often filled with widespread panic about not having a significant other, or even just a date for the big night. This year, instead of fretting over not having a boyfriend to celebrate with, plan to spend the evening with your loyal pooch! petMD.com has even pulled together the following list of reasons why dogs are better than boyfriends....

2012-02-10 12:55:00

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's fairly common knowledge that cats and dogs make the perfect valentines. They give unconditional love, are always up for cuddling, and don't care if you've put on a few pounds over the holidays. The only setback to having a four-legged valentine is that many of the more traditional Valentine's Day gifts can be harmful to them. petMD.com has put together the following tips to help keep your dog or cat safe this Valentine's Day: (Logo:...

2012-01-27 07:49:00

MIAMI, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter weather doesn't just wreak havoc on human skin, it can cause dry, itchy, flaking skin on our pets as well. petMD.com has pulled together the following recommendations for both preventing and treating uncomfortable skin problems in dogs and cats. Avoid bathing your pet with shampoos or soaps during the winter. They can strip away natural oils and moisture and result in dandruff. Simple water baths should be sufficient. If shampoo is...