Reverse Sneezing and Other Things That Go Honk in the Night

A tan dog reverse sneezing.

Dogs can make some pretty crazy noises. While you may be used to your Bulldog’s snorts or your lazy Labrador’s sleepy snores, some doggy noises happen when something is amiss. It can be hard to know when to worry, but that’s where your professionals at Mobile Vet M.D. come in. 

Be it reverse sneezing, goose honking, or a myriad of other strange snorts, we are here to help.

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The Importance of Understanding Destructive Cat Behavior

A grey cat with golden eyes engages in destructive cat behavior by shredding some toilet paper

Cats can be mysterious creatures, but if we’re really paying attention their communications are loud and clear. Take scratching, for example. Instead of trying to get your goat, cats are merely answering to a feline instinct to stretch, mark their territory, and liberate the dried up outer sheaths of their claws. 

Cats aren’t trying to be destructive when they scratch, but they are clearly saying to their owner that they like that couch corner or area rug, and enjoy using it to their benefit. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to curb destructive cat behavior.

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It’s About Time! DIY Pet Treats For All Seasons

These two dogs can't wait for their DIY pet treats!
Your pets will love your do it yourself treats!

The simple act of treating a pet to something tasty feels good. We have the power to satisfy them and we are rewarded with their gratitude. Until, that is, they beg and plead for more. 

While it’s critical not to over-indulge pets, treating them to something yummy can become part of the daily routine (especially if you’re using treats in training). To eliminate some of the fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors that can abound in commercial products, you can create your own delicious DIY pet treats to show how much you love them.

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Nutritious or Nonsense: The Facts About Fad Diets for Dogs

If you peruse the pet food aisle at your favored pet supply store, you may notice that there are a multitude of brands and diets that claim to be the healthiest diet around. But are they any better than a standard commercial diet for your dog?

Our pets are of great importance to us and, of course, we want to give them excellent nutrition with quality ingredients and all of the vitamins and minerals they need. So, it’s natural to want to feed your best friend the highest quality in dog food.

The team at Mobile Vet MD wants to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to fad diets for dogs so we can get to the button of which food options are best for your pet.

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Entertain Your Indoor Cat

Cats can sometimes come off like they’re a little… unimpressed? Indeed, just try to capture your cat’s attention with a string or piece of yarn, only to be greeted with a ‘meh’.

While your cat may temporarily convince you that your efforts are nothing short of miraculous, they’ll eventually yawn and simply strut away. In this way, it can feel impossible to adequately entertain your indoor cat. However, figuring out what makes them “tick” is a worthwhile endeavor that leads to the peak of feline happiness.

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The Groove That Soothes: Music Therapy for Pets

Music has long been known to affect our emotions. Whether we need energizing and happy sounds or soothing and relaxing ones, music has the power to change how we feel, emotionally and physically. This is also true for our cat and dog friends. 

Pets with separation anxiety and phobia, as well as those with behavior issues have been benefited by this noteworthy form of therapy. If you have always wanted to know how music therapy can help your four-legged pal, you have come to the right place. Mobile Vet MD is here to explain.

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Keeping Dogs Busy Isn’t Always Easy, But It Can Be Super Fun

Anyone who has ever had the privilege of living with dogs knows that they can be a little… much. They are so energetic, demanding of your time and attention, and sometimes their incorrigible antics leave you shaking your head. They can be dirty, smelly, and seemingly at odds with household rules, but you know what? They’re sweet, smart and oh-so-lovable, too. 

The good news is that by keeping dogs busy you are helping them find – and enjoy – their place in the household. In other words, an engaged dog is happy, and we’ll help you guys get there.

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Move Over, Rover: The Dynamic Between Cats and People Is Here to Stay

For cat owners, few relationships surpass the comfort and affection shared between them and their feline friends. Indeed, a large percentage of cat owners would much rather stay at home with their furry buddies than spend time at family gatherings or public events. 

That’s not to say the stereotype about “cat people” is entirely true (the one about us being overly sensitive, neurotic, introverted, and aloof). Instead, it’s a tribute to the positive feedback people feel when with their cats. In other words, the vibe between cats and people is real, it’s mutually beneficial, and one of the possible keys to cat wellness.

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The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils Around Pets

There’s no question that plants impact our lives. Whether we eat them, grow them on windowsills, or offer them as gifts, plants and people are closely entwined. But unfortunately, plants and pets don’t always mix.

This is true for the flowering plants in garden beds, or blooms that fill bouquets, but it’s equally important to learn about the use of essential oils around pets.

The Essence of Plants

Volatile aromatic compounds are responsible for creating the unique fragrances of specific fruits, plants or flowers. Beyond simply smelling good, these scents are generated by plants to ensure their growth or survival. These scents can protect the plants from pests, attract animals to spread their seeds, and can even stimulate healing from an infection or injury.

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Indoor Plants that are Non-toxic to Cats

Bringing a bit of nature into our man made world can be soothing, uplifting, and a beautiful reminder of the preciousness of life. 

If you’re a pet owner (and we’ll bet you are if you’re reading this), you’ll need to select your next plant with care. Cats are especially notorious for sampling plants we have around our homes, but certain greenery can be downright toxic to them (we’re looking at you, lilies!).

With a little bit of research, filling your home with beautiful and safe foliage is a snap. Your team at Mobile Vet MD is dedicated to helping you find indoor plants that are non-toxic to cats!

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