Mangy Dogs: What Should You Do?

Of all the conditions that dogs can get, mange may be one of the most repugnant. Mange on a dog not only makes the dog suffer terribly, it frightens humans and often keeps them from approaching the animal because it can cause baldness and crusty skin. If you own a dog with mange or encounter one during your daily activities, there are certain steps you need to take to help them recover.

Common Senior Dog Problem Or Something More? When To Take Your Older Dog To The Vet

When you are the owner of a senior dog, you may find yourself constantly wondering if your dog's behaviors or health issues are simply a sign of their old age or if they are something worthy of a trip to the veterinary clinic. Telling the difference can be difficult when your dog seems to suddenly become a senior without warning. Get to know a few of the common symptoms of aging in dogs and variations of those symptoms that could require a trip to the veterinarian for treatment and testing.

Does Your Dog Have A Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can occur in both male and female dogs. So, as a dog owner, it's important that you know the symptoms of this problem and what to do if you think your dog may have a UTI.  Symptoms of a UTI Dogs who have UTIs often have difficulty urinating. Your dog may appear to be straining when he or she urinates, or they may yelp or whine when urinating.

Does Your Dog Have Anxiety? 4 Signs To Watch Out For

There are a lot of things in this world that can cause your dog anxiety—a rolling thunderstorm, neighborhood festivities, separation from their family members, etc. Some dogs are even fearful and anxious when there really isn't an apparent cause. They just seem to have a nervous disposition. Anxiety is horrible for your dog to live with, but it's also hard for you to deal with. Chronic anxiety can cause behavioral issues that are hard to deal with and even harder to break.

Dog Having Problems During Delivery? 3 Signs It Might Be Vaginal Prolapse

If your dog is about to give birth, you need to be aware of vaginal prolapse – a potentially dangerous situation that can occur shortly after delivery. While it doesn't happen often, when it does, it quickly becomes a medical emergency. With vaginal prolapse, the uterus continues to contract after all of the puppies have been delivered. When that happens, the uterus eventually turns inside out and spills out of the vaginal cavity.

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.

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 usually visible.

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.

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.

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.