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

1 March, 2018

Arthritis in Dogs: What Every Pet Parent Should Know

Many pet owners are not as clued up on arthritis, especially arthritis in dogs, as they should be. Arthritis is a disease which affects many dogs. Being in constant pain can get the better of anyone, but being prepared can make all the difference. Helping your arthritic dog manage this inflammatory disease is doable when you have a grasp of …

27 February, 2018

Luxating Patella in Dogs: Painful but Treatable

Does your dog have a luxating patella? Not sure what that means or what you can do about it? Luxating patella in dogs is a common orthopedic dilemma many pet owners have either faced or have heard of! So, in this article, we will cover all you need to know about luxating patella in dogs and the costs associated with …

26 February, 2018

Hypothyroidism in Dogs: A Brief Guide

Hypothyroidism in dogs. Even though it is one of the most common diseases in your furry friend, it is treatable and sometimes even avoidable. If you’ve noticed your dog is gaining weight for no obvious reason, urinates more frequently, and is lethargic, it could be due to an underactive thyroid gland. Recovery can sometimes be as simple as getting treatment …

22 February, 2018

Dog Seizures: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment for Seizures in Dogs

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 …