How Dogs Improve Your Health

How Dogs Improve Your Health

Owning a dog can positively impact both your physical and mental health according to science.  Research shows that dog owners spend about 30 more minutes a day active than people who do not own a dog. Also, on colder wetter days, dog owners are even more active than their non dog owning counterparts. The dog companion has a

Need to Lose Weight? Get a Pet

Need to Lose Weight? Get a Pet

Being overweight or obese is one of the biggest health issues that Americans face today. There are many options to help people fight this epidemic including specialized diets, fitness club memberships, and weight loss programs (e.g. Weight Watchers). Depending on the person, some of these options can work, however, many people struggle to get-to and maintain a healthy

Cat Arthritis – Ricky’s Treatments

Cat Arthritis – Ricky’s Treatments

Ricky is our loving senior (17+ years young) cat. Ricky’s ‘cat arthritis’ started when he was 15 and has increasingly become worse over the past 2 years. We’ve got Ricky on a regimen of anti-inflammatory medications and, more recently, on some other advanced forms of treatment including acupuncture and laser therapy. We would do anything to keep our

Pet Obesity – Let’s End This Epidemic

Pet Obesity – Let’s End This Epidemic

At PetTrax, we are focused on helping pet owners keep their pets healthy through proper nutrition, portion/calorie control, and exercise. Pet obesity is, by far, the biggest health issue facing our loved cats and dogs. Overweight and obese pets are much more likely to contract a chronic disease than their healthy weight counterparts. Causes of Pet Obesity Just

Help your dogs survive the pain of IVDD

Help your dogs survive the pain of IVDD

This week’s guest blogger is Lisa Luckenbach. Lisa is the founder and creator of WiggleLess® Back Braces for dogs. Read about her personal struggle caring for dogs with IVDD, some tips and medications that help dogs with IVDD, and her back braces that can help ease the pain.  The actual Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) diagnosis was a shock to us

6 Tips for Keeping Your Cats Healthy

6 Tips for Keeping Your Cats Healthy

Cats bring so much joy to our lives providing love and companionship. Studies have proven owners of cats (and dogs) tend to live healthier lives. So, don’t forget to give back and do the right things to keep your cats healthy. My top 6 tips for keeping your cats healthy are as follows: Veterinary Check-ups – it is very