Choosing the Right Vet for Your Pet

2 Reasons To Take Your Puppy To The Vet Soon After Adopting It

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Reasons To Take Your Puppy To The Vet Soon After Adopting It

For many people, adopting a new puppy is an exciting event. However, it is important to make sure that your new canine companion is healthy. Here are a few reasons to take your puppy to the vet soon after you adopt it: Vaccinations Often, when you adopt a puppy, many of its shots have not yet been administered. In some cases, when a puppy is offered for free due to its mother’s unexpected pregnancy, the puppy may not have received any medical attention. The owners of the puppy’s mother may have simply weaned the pups and placed...

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4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know About Fur Chewing

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know About Fur Chewing

Fur chewing, also known as barbering, is an abnormal behavior seen among pet chinchillas. Affected animals overgroom either their own fur or a cagemate’s fur, which destroys the appearance of the fur. Here are four things chinchilla owners need to know about fur chewing. What are the signs of fur chewing? If your chinchilla is engaging in this abnormal behaviour, you’ll notice that their fur looks patchy. The patchy areas tend to look darker than the rest of the coat because the chewing exposes the darker underfur that isn’t...

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Adopting A Dog And First Time Owning One? Watch Out For These Dangerous Foods

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adopting A Dog And First Time Owning One? Watch Out For These Dangerous Foods

If you are adopting a dog and this is the first time you have owned a dog, you may not know a lot about them. One thing you should know is what you should not feed them. Even though there are some human foods you can give them, there are others that are dangerous. Keep reading so you can keep your new dog happy and healthy. Chocolate Chocolate is dangerous for your dog because it contains a substance called methylxanthines. This substance is found in cocoa beans, which is one of the ingredients used when making chocolate. If your dog ingests...

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Easter Dangers For Your Pets

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Easter Dangers For Your Pets

Easter can present a variety of dangers to your pet from seemingly innocuous sources. However, with mindfulness and vigilance, you can keep your pets safe while allowing them to join in the festivities and excitement. Physical and psychological dangers Your dog may normally be gregarious and happy when a small number of friends come to visit, but may experience stress when confronted by a large family gathering or a steady influx of visitors. This could lead to your dog fleeing your home and being exposed to dangers from cars, dog thieves, or...

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Why You Should Always See A Vet If Your Cat Has Gone Without Food Or Water

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Should Always See A Vet If Your Cat Has Gone Without Food Or Water

Whether your cat has been locked up in a neighbor’s garage, hasn’t had an appetite, or ran out of water while you were away at home, you should take your cat to a vet right away. Some pet parents decide that if their cat seems to be okay and that the cat isn’t starving to death or clearly dehydrated, they’ll be fine. However, the truth is, even brief periods of time without food or water and seriously harm a cat’s health. Read on to learn how cats are affected by starvation and thirst, and why it’s critical...

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What You Should Know About Your Dog And The Canine Flu

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Your Dog And The Canine Flu

Winter is a season that many people recognize as being high risk for communicable diseases like colds and the different flu strains. However, what many pet owners may not realize is the same elevated risk can apply to their dogs as well. Get to know more about the canine flu and how you can keep your dog safe and healthy throughout the flu season. By learning about treatments and prevention, you can be sure to provide your dog with the care that they need whether they contract the canine flu or not. What Is Canine Influenza And How Is It...

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Golden Retriever Suffering With Arthritis? 3 Ways You Can Help It

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Golden Retriever Suffering With Arthritis? 3 Ways You Can Help It

If you have a golden retriever, it is a good candidate for arthritis. If your dog is suffering from this disease, it is difficult to watch them in so much pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help make it feel better. Follow the three tips below, and your dog will be acting like its old self again in no time. Exercise Even though your golden retriever is in pain, they should still exercise. Of course, they should not do anything that is too rigorous. A nice slow walk or an easy jog will be enough. Swimming would be great for your...

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Understanding Your Cat’s Kidney Function Values

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Your Cat’s Kidney Function Values

As your feline friend enters her golden years, your veterinarian will recommend laboratory screenings to assess her health status. While your veterinarian will be evaluating all of your cat’s laboratory results, he or she is especially interested in the values that indicate renal function. Understanding these values and tracking them through periodic testing can be instrumental in extending your cat’s quality of life. The Importance of Testing Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common health conditions to afflict senior...

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Itch Be Gone! 4 Ways To Help Your Dog Cope With Flea Allergies

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Itch Be Gone! 4 Ways To Help Your Dog Cope With Flea Allergies

Does your dog react to even the smallest flea bite? If it does, it might be allergic to flea saliva. Each time fleas bite, they inject a small amount of saliva under the skin. Each bite will turn into a red sore and your dog’s skin will develop an itchy rash if it is allergic. With serious allergies, your dog may actually scratch or chew itself until it develops bloody spots all over its body. To ease the discomfort of flea allergies, you can use the following simple methods. Soak Them in Cool Water If your dog is allergic to flea...

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Preventing Scratching Destruction: 3 Alternatives To Declawing A Destructive Feline

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preventing Scratching Destruction: 3 Alternatives To Declawing A Destructive Feline

Cats have an inherent instinct to scratch. They scratch to mark their territory and to remove dead husks from their claws. They also scratch during play and while they’re stretching or posturing. The truth is, cats love to scratch, and it’s difficult to keep them from doing it entirely. However, if your cat has taken to scratching your furniture, carpets or cabinetry, you can put a stop to it. One option that people often turn to when their cat becomes destructive is declawing. However, declawing has been deemed inhumane by The...

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