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Dangerous substances: What to avoid giving your dogs and cats.

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As pet owners, we're responsible for keeping our companions happy, healthy, and safe. There are many common household items that can pose a danger to your pet's health, so we've compiled a list of substances that can be dangerous for your pets to ingest. This isn't a complete list, so if you're ever unsure about

Intestinal parasites in dogs and cats.

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Dogs and cats can fall victim to many different types of parasites. Because many of these parasites live in their intestines, veterinarians will take stool samples during your pet’s annual wellness exam to check for signs of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are not uncommon, especially in young animals, which is why wellness exams are

Acetaminophen toxicity in cats and dogs.

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Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter medicine used for pain and fever relief. It's the active ingredient in a number of medications--you can find it sold alone as Tylenol or in combination with other drugs for multi-symptom relief, like Nyquil or Excedrin. It's very likely that you have several medications containing acetaminophen in your home, which is