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 cats. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

Helping Your Puppy Heal During Ear Cropping Recovery

If you have decided to get your puppy's ears cropped, you need to be ready to help them through the recovery process. Having the veterinarian crop their ears is just the first part and the rest is up to you. There are many things that can go wrong during the recovery time that can ultimately affect the way your puppy's ears look after they are completely healed. The information in this article will help you get your puppy through the healing process in a way that will help you to achieve the best results possible. [Read More]