If you're like most people who've opened your hearts and homes to one or more feline friends, you're probably already aware that veterinary experts recommend keeping cats indoors for the sake of their own health and safety. However, just because you keep your cat indoors doesn't mean that it's automatically safe. The following are three of the perils that may adversely affect an indoor cat. Household Chemicals Cats are extremely unlikely to purposely ingest household chemicals — after all, they're notoriously picky eaters who can be counted on to avoid lapping up bleach, disinfectants, cleaners, and other contents of your cleaning cabinet.
10 March 2021
With the emergence of spring, you are going to see a return of ticks as well. In the spring time, ticks like to come out of hiding and make their presence know. Ticks are not only annoying, they are also carries of numerous diseases, one of the most serious for your pet being Lyme disease. This is why you want to make sure that you are fighting to keep ticks off your pet this spring.
25 March 2018
Whether you painstakingly brush your kitty's teeth everyday or just once in a while, it might surprise you to learn that there's a dental disorder that can strike any cat, regardless of dental hygiene. This problem is called tooth resorption and your kitty could potentially be at risk of developing it. Read on to learn more about this condition, why it happens, and what the treatment is. What It Is
28 December 2017
If your cat has a medical condition that requires daily care, you might be worried about the prospect of boarding your kitty. The good news is, most animal boarding facilities are well prepared for taking care of pets with special needs. Even so, there are some tips you can follow that will help to ensure your kitty's well-being while keeping your expenses low. Here are three ideas you should employ when you want to board your special needs cat.
30 November 2017
When you get a dog, you'll have a lot of things to do to care for them. You'll need to get them quality food, make sure they have all the supplies they need including chew toys, you'll want to train them and you'll also want to make sure they are kept healthy. Two of the biggest things that you can do to help keep your dog as healthy as they can be is to make sure they are always currently vaccinated and to have them fixed.
8 November 2017
Feeding, training, and regular visits to the veterinarian will help your dog live a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately, some dog breeds are prone to conditions that affect their comfort and ability to move. Hip dysplasia can affect all types of dogs, but some breeds, such as German shepherds, are predisposed to the condition. Using this guide, you will learn a few fast facts regarding this painful condition in dogs.
19 October 2017
Getting your cat fixed is a responsible thing to do, but many pet parents don't consider what it will be like after the process is done. While male cats can typically bounce back from being neutered fairly quickly, female cats often take a bit longer. This is because female cats have a deeper incision made than males. If you're not sure what to expect when your female cat's spaying is complete, keep reading:
4 September 2017
Parasites are an unfortunate thing that dog owners have to manage. When their pup ends up with tapeworms, a trip to the vet is probably not far behind. Unfortunately, the easiest way to gauge this situation is by examining a dog's droppings, a situation that can be complicated by a rice-heavy diet. Tapeworms Look Like Rice The problematic thing about tapeworms is that they typically don't cause a dog to show any symptoms of illness.
23 August 2017
Older dogs can live healthily and happily, but they often require a bit more care and attention from their owners than do younger dogs. If your dog is 10 or older, there are a few things you should start doing in order to enhance their comfort and make life easier on them. Here are some examples. Give them a joint supplement. Almost all elderly dogs have some degree of arthritis, which makes it painful for them to walk.
27 July 2017
Warm weather can bring a lot of joy to your dog, but it can also bring danger. It's important to make sure your pooch stays cool while out in the hot sun. Keep a close eye on your dog and don't let him stay out in the heat too long. Here are six helpful tips for keeping your dog safe during the summer: Protect His Paws The sidewalk can get very hot when the temperatures are scorching.
28 June 2017