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Lisa Selvaggio

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Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people...
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What Is Scent Enrichment for Cats?

Your cat has a powerful sense of smell that she uses to navigate her surroundings and make decisions, so it’s important to consider your kitty when using scented products around the house and maintaining a litter box that doesn’t have offensive odors.In addition to considering the fragrances that can be off-putting to your kitty, you can also enrich your cat’s environment and make her daily life more fun with scent. Below are some tips on how to use scent enrichment to keep your furbaby happy.

Signs a Dog Is in Pain

Don’t you wish your dog could talk to tell you how he feels? After all, it can be tough to figure out if your pet is experiencing discomfort. But if you learn more about your canine companion’s body language, you’ll be able to pick up on the signs your dog is in pain. Below are some of the things to watch out for.

Can Dogs Have Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve ever heard your dog snoring, you might’ve wondered if sleep apnea is a condition that can affect canines like it does humans. The answer is, yes, dogs can have sleep apnea, although it is rare, and certain breeds may be at greater risk. Below is some information on sleep apnea in dogs, including research, symptoms, and possible treatment options.

Anxiety in Dogs: Studies Show How Common It Is

Dogs experience a range of emotions, but researchers have found that anxiety, in particular, is surprisingly prevalent among canine companions.

Angelfish Gets CT Scan

Most people probably assume that it wouldn’t be possible to have a fish undergo a CT scan, but that’s exactly what happened to a fish at Denver Zoo.

How to Keep Your Pet Safe This Thanksgiving

Are you going to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home this year? Then it’s time to think about the ways that your pets could be affected. That’s right: a day that’s all about family and food for you could be stressful or even harmful to your cats and dogs if you aren’t careful. The information below discusses some of the ways to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving.

Intestinal Worms in Dogs: Types and Symptoms

Although an unpleasant topic to think about, the harsh reality is that worms are a common problem in dogs – one that you need to know how to tackle and prevent. So, we’ve put together a short guide on some of the canine intestinal worms you should know about, the symptoms they can cause, and the treatments that can get rid of them. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to more easily recognize the signs of a worm infestation in your dog, and you’ll know how important it is to prevent worms from infecting your companion.

Do Dogs Get Stressed on Halloween?

Halloween is fun for kids and adults, but can the same be said for your pets? If you have a dog, you might wonder if this spooky holiday can be stressful for him. Below is some information that can help you determine if your pet is anxious on Halloween, along with tips on how to help him relax as much as possible.

Can Cats and Dogs Eat Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is popular, especially amongst vegans, for its yummy, cheesy flavor and multitude of nutrients, from protein and potassium to B vitamins and fiber. But is it one of the human foods that cats and dogs can eat? Check out the information below to learn more about nutritional yeast and if it’s safe for your furry friend.

Why Do Cats Try to Cover Their Food?

Has your cat ever pawed around her food dish, acting as though she wanted to cover the dish and whatever was in it, just like she’d move litter in her litter box? It turns out that this peculiar behavior is quite common amongst felines. But what’s it all about? Here are some of the reasons why a cat would try to cover her food.

What Is Smurgling in Cats?

A lot of cats smurgle, so you might have already seen your kitty exhibiting this behavior, even if you didn’t know what it was called.

These Apps Can Help Detect Pain in Cats

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to learn the signs that your cat might be experiencing pain or discomfort. But, in addition to keeping an eye on your kitty’s posture, body language, and behavior, consider using some of the latest apps that can help you determine if your pet isn’t feeling well.