Managing Allergies in Your Canine

You may be intimately familiar with allergies; sniffing, sneezing, and wiping your nose over and over again at a certain point of year, or in the presence of pet hair or a specific food allergen. You’re not alone. In fact, over 50 million Americans deal with allergies each year. But did you know that dogs… Read more »

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5 Ways to Help Your Cat Transition Into Old Age

The oldest known cat lived to age 38. That’s ancient in “cat years!” While your feline may not quite make it to that age, the average indoor kitty can be expected to live from 12 to 15 years. That’s still quite a bit of time that you have to enjoy with your furry companion. A… Read more »

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

There are many theories on the subject of feline affection for grass, but almost all of them center on the idea of digestion. Cats are carnivores, so their stomachs lack the proper enzymes to digest plant matter. And that means that when they eat the grass they so adore, they almost always throw it up… Read more »

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August Featured Retailer

Congratulations to The Pet Store (Federated Co-op) in Chisago, MN! They are Wapiti Labs’ Featured Retailer for August!

The Pet Store carries a full range of dog and cat food, toys, treats, bedding, and supplies.  They also have a full line of bird, rabbit, rodent, and fish supplies!  Looking for a new pet?  The Pet Store (Federated Co-Op) also has animals ready to adopt – cats and kittens, fish, birds, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits,… Read more »

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Exploring the History of Elk Velvet Antler

A medicine that has been around for thousands of years and has been used in various cultures throughout the world is probably one you would trust; right? Elk velvet antler (EVA) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, and in other cultures for potentially even longer. Historical claims of the… Read more »

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Getting Your Dog in Shape This Summer

America is obese. We simply sit too much. Even those of us who work in standing environments will typically get home and plop ourselves on the couch until bedtime. The obesity epidemic in the United States is growing, but it’s not just a human problem.   In 2017, a study by the Association for Pet… Read more »

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Helping Your Feline with Spring Allergies

Spring has sprung, and with it comes flowers, warmer weather, and those pesky spring allergies. While you may have already broken out the antihistamines, did you know that your cat may be suffering as much as you are? That’s right; some pets, like cats, can suffer from seasonal allergies just like humans. Allergies occur when… Read more »

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JULY FEATURED RETAILER

Congratulations to Best Friends Animal Clinic for earning July’s Featured Retailer of the Month spot!

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but animal lovers know that any pet can be your best friend, from rats to cats and everything in between! If your favorite furbaby needs medical attention, take it to Best Friends Animal Clinic. We’re a veterinary clinic based in Shawnee, Oklahoma that provides comprehensive pet care services…. Read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Cat Mobility

We all want our cats to be mobile and enjoy life for as long as possible, and sometimes they need a little help with that. As cats age, they tend to slow down due to natural wear and tear or illness. One of the first signs of aging in a cat is lessened mobility. There… Read more »

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