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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maturity Before Mischief: Reasons To Adopt An Adult Dog Instead Of A Puppy

Out of the approximate 3.9 million dogs that enter animal shelters each year across America, less than half are adopted out. As prospective dog owners browse the shelters in search of a new furry family member, few can resist the innocent, youthful eyes and playful antics of a puppy. The cute factor that puppies exude results in many hopeful adult dogs being left behind. If you are on a quest for a canine companion, consider some of the benefits of adopting an adult dog.

Dentistry with Anesthesia: The Right Pairing for Your Pet's Oral Health Care

Veterinary practices are successfully anesthetizing patients almost every day to perform spays, neuters, mass removals and other surgical procedures. When it comes to dental procedures, however, many owners are inquiring about anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets. While some of these owners are seeking to minimize the cost of the procedure, most of them voice concerns that reflect their fears of potential anesthetic dangers. Understanding why a dental procedure cannot be performed without anesthesia and what veterinarians can do to maximize the safety of anesthesia in your cat or dog will enable you to make a confident decision when it comes to scheduling your pet's dental procedure.

Tips For Better Dog Dental Care

Most dog owners are highly attuned to their dogs' barks, but often tend to overlook their pet's dental hygiene. Neglecting your dog's oral health can lead to a host of problems, including bad breath, broken teeth or periodontal disease that leads to premature tooth loss. A visit to the vet every few months can help keep most problems at bay and ensure your dog's pearly whites are strong and shiny.

5 Reasons Why You Should Neuter Your Dog

If you recently got a dog or are thinking about adopting one, you have to decide whether or not you will neuter him. Neutering involves surgically removing your dog's testicles and comes with several benefits. Here are five good reasons why you should neuter your dog: It Can Prevent Testicular Cancer Seminomas, sertoli cell tumors and interstitial cell tumors are the three kinds of testicular tumors male dogs can get, according to Pet Education.

Pet Grooming Tips: A Guide For New Dog Owners

Regularly grooming your dog can do him a world of good and help keep him neat and happy. Taking some time to gently brush your dog's hair can offer you a chance to check for subtle changes to your pet's skin, so you can identify any rashes or pest infestations early on. Tooth brushing, nail trimming and washing the dog's ears and hair can also help prevent a host of unpleasant health problems.