The CertaPet Blog: Helping Pet Owners Live a Better Life With Their Pets

22 February, 2018

Seizures in Dogs: Everything to You Need Know

Seizures in dogs can be scary when they first happen, but as with many other medical conditions, if they are properly managed they needn’t affect your dear pooch’s quality of life—or yours. If your pet has an unexplained seizure, it is very important that you take them to the vet as soon as possible, as symptoms can worsen if left …

21 February, 2018

The Microchip Dog! Man’s New Best Friend

Your dog is your best friend. But, what happens when your dog is lost? For those without a microchip dog, it may mean exhaustive searches and hoping that you eventually find your best friend. This is what a microchip prevents and why so many veterinarians and dog owners are adamant about the benefits that this weighs for your dog! What is …

21 February, 2018

The Rabies Vaccine: Facts, Controversy, and Benefits

The health of domestic animals is an ongoing concern for many families. The safety of family members is believed to be directly related to proper vaccination of pets. The rabies vaccine is required by law with the intention of removing the deadly threat from both dogs and humans. A dog exposed to rabid wildlife can easily return to the home …

20 February, 2018

Dog Ear Infection: A Comprehensive Guide For Pet Owners

A dog ear infection is no fun. The itching and inflammation in their ear, the only way to be able to find relief is by shaking their head, rubbing against any object at hand, or constantly scratching; it all sucks. Dog ear infections can also be a sign of something serious. It is important to get them diagnosed and treated …

18 February, 2018

Dog Lipoma! A Visual Guide for Concerned Pet Parents

Discovering lumps and bumps on your dog can cause immediate panic.  Dog parents always assume the worst-case scenario: cancer.  Many lumps are often benign fatty tumors called: dog lipoma. The word “tumor” sounds scary, but lipomas are just fatty tissue buildup, which are typically harmless unless they limit mobility. A veterinarian should evaluate any new lumps that do not go …

16 February, 2018

The Bordetella Vaccine: Side Effects, Cost, Tips and, More

Many organizations, such as doggy daycare centers, kennels, or boarding facilities will require dogs to receive the Bordetella vaccine or the kennel cough vaccine before they are permitted to enter the facility. What is the Bordetella vaccine? Does my dog even need it? Here is everything you need to know about the Bordetella vaccine and kennel cough vaccine to make …