Longer and Happier Lives

Tips, advice and education for pet owners.

Longer and Happier Lives

Tips, advice and education for pet owners.

4 Ways to Safely Enjoy Winter Weather With Your Pet

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

While southeast Texas may not experience as brutally cold and snowy winters as, perhaps, Minnesota, the season can be rainy, and temperatures can reach uncomfortable levels, especially at night. This doesn’t mean that the winter season can’t be enjoyable, but you must consider your pet’s safety during this time. Read [...]

Pet Health Insurance – Is Your Pet Covered?

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s open enrollment time for many insurance companies, and people are researching their options and coverage, but have you considered health insurance for your pet? Pet owners often are not aware that health insurance is also available for their furry companions. As you make decisions about your family’s health coverage, [...]

Is an Alternative Therapy Right for Your Pet?

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alternative therapies, also known as complementary therapies, are those used in addition to, or occasionally in place of, traditional Western therapies. They include acupuncture, laser therapy, chiropractic care, and other holistic techniques. Many of these options can be great choices for pets with a variety of conditions. Listen to Fido [...]

Is Your Pet’s Food Safe? The Potential Link Between Diet and Heart Disease

By |July 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

IMPORTANT UPDATE 8/20/19: Click here to read the latest update on grain-free pet foods from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a pet owner, you do everything you can to ensure your beloved companion lives a long, healthy life, including providing the best diet and nutrition. If it’s [...]

Battling the Bangs and Booms: Helping Your Pet Cope with Noise Aversion

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many people enjoy watching a flashing thunderstorm come rolling in, and young and old delight in sparkling firework explosions. Unfortunately for our pets, these booming situations can cause intense anxiety and fear, rather than wonder and awe.  What is a noise aversion or phobia? Noise aversions and phobias are two [...]

Parasite Paradise: How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When you look at your pet, you may see a beloved furry family member, but fleas, ticks, and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes see their next meal. One bite from any of these parasites can transmit a potentially deadly disease. So, brush up on your knowledge about these bloodsuckers, the diseases they transmit, [...]

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