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

8 March, 2018

Distemper Vaccine for Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

If you’re like many pet owners, you’re wondering if your dog or cat needs a distemper vaccine.  Read on to find out everything you need to know about cat and dog distemper and the available vaccines. At first glance it would appear that canine and feline distemper is the dog and cat versions of the same disease, but – despite …

8 March, 2018

Canine Parvovirus: Why Vaccines are Important

Canine Parvovirus is a serious illness that affects dogs of all ages. The good news is that dog owners do have a choice in preventing this from happening. The vaccine given to dogs is one of the best defenses in ensuring a dog is not affected with parvovirus, or what it is more commonly known as: parvo. What is Canine …

8 March, 2018

The Importance of Pet Friendly Ice Melt for Dogs

Ah, there’s something magical about the first snowfalls of winter. But once you have to start shoveling snow off your driveway every day the magic wanes. Ice melters make the task easier – but if you’ve got a dog it’s important to use a pet friendly ice melt. What is pet friendly ice melt? When you take your dog for …

5 March, 2018

Natural Antibiotics For Dogs: Are They Effective?

When your dog has an infection or is recovering from surgery, the vet often prescribes antibiotic medication. People and pet owners alike have begun to be wary about the over-prescription of antibiotics as antibiotic-resistant bacteria started to make headlines.  Natural Antibiotics for dogs can help fight infection with fewer side effects.  Vet-prescribed antibiotics can cure serious infections that could lead …

2 March, 2018

Goats Milk for Dogs: An Emerging Trend 

  Dogs, like humans, have shown a higher prevalence of allergies and digestive issues with the increase in processed foods.  Looking to more natural options, various trends have been responsible for the introduction of homemade dog food, raw feeding, and grain free kibble. Goats milk for dogs is often used for bottle feeding puppies; however, now the newest uses involve …

2 March, 2018

Green Tripe For Dogs: A Stinky But Healthy Treat For Your Pooch

Many are speaking of the benefits of feeding green tripe to your pets, either in its raw and natural state or in products produced by pet food manufacturers.  So what exactly is green tripe? And why is it so good? What is Green Tripe? Green tripe is stomach lining in its natural unwashed state from a grass-fed animal. There are …