Is Your Dog Passing Rice Or Tapeworms?


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

Three Ways To Make Life Easier On Your Elderly Dog


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

6 Tips For Keeping Your Dog Safe During The Summer


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

Four Ways To Protect Your Puppy From Fleas


One of the most disheartening sights for a pet owner is watching a dog nip and scratch due to a flea infestation. However, this sight is even more discouraging if you own a puppy that is too young for conventional flea medications. Though recommendations vary from product to product, many conventional flea products are not recommended for puppies who are 14 weeks of age or younger. Check out these tips to combat your puppy's flea infestation.

21 June 2017

Three Steps To Caring For Your Dog's Teeth


Just like people need to take care of their teeth in order to prevent decay and gum disease, a dog's teeth require the same care. Unfortunately, they can't tend to their dental needs themselves. A good pet owner will take the necessary steps to help keep their dog's teeth healthy and clean. Here are things you can do at home in between veterinarian dental visits. Brush Their Teeth Your dog's teeth get a plaque and tartar build-up just as yours do, and if it is allowed to accumulate, it can lead to periodontal gum disease and carries, or cavities as laymen call them.

7 May 2017

The Warning Signs of Feline Hypertension


Although cats don't generally consume a high sodium diet like humans often do, cats can still get high blood pressure. Long-term high blood pressure can cause serious health problems for cats, including blindness, so it's important for pet parents to be aware of potential symptoms of this disorder. Read on to learn what these symptoms are and what you should do if you detect them.  Restlessness Cats typically sleep 15 hours a day, sometimes more than that.

25 April 2017

How To See Inside Your Pet: Machines That Can Help


Seeing inside your pet when your pet does not feel well is not so easy, especially if you are a veterinarian or vet technician who loves your pets and you do not want to find anything really wrong with your pets.. It requires some very special machines. If you are serious about it, and serious about being proactive about your pet's health, you can buy used versions of these machines and keep a close watch on your pet's internal health at home.

3 April 2017