11 March 2017
If your dog was hit by a car and had to have emergency abdominal surgery, then it is important that you know how to care for him when he gets home. You will likely be surprised how fast your dog can heal from major surgery, but proper care during their first few days at home is vital to prevent post-surgical complications. To keep your dog on the path to recovery, follow these time-tested tips:
1 March 2017
If your cat is experiencing a chronic pain problem like arthritis, you may be seeking ways to help your kitty find some relief. While there are medications that can be prescribed that will help to ease your cat's pain, many pet parents don't feel comfortable having their cat take them. If you're among them, you're right: painkillers aren't a cure-all for cats. Read on to learn why painkillers can be a problem for cats and what solution works better.
1 March 2017
Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease in dogs, cats, ferrets, and other species, including wolves, foxes, coyotes, and even humans. Heartworms are 12-inch long worms that can live in the blood vessels of the affected, as well as in the heart and lungs. This can result in heart failure and lung disease without early intervention. Some ways to help protect your pet against heartworm include: Medication. Your vet will be able to prescribe heartworm medication that will kill the parasitic heartworm while it is still in the larvae stage, before they grown into full-size worms.
9 January 2017
Owning a cat can be a great way to enjoy the companionship and love offered by a pet. Unfortunately, cat ownership can present a unique challenge for those that enjoy traveling on a regular basis. If you need to board your cat in a cattery while you are away from home in order to ensure that he or she receives the proper level of care, it's important that you take the necessary steps to help reduce your cat's stress levels during these boarding stays.
8 August 2016
If you allow your pet outdoor freedom, there's a greater risk it may become lost. A free-roaming cat may be chased by animals or humans, become trapped inside a structure, or become unwittingly transported to another location by hopping aboard a moving vehicle. If your feline friend has gone missing, you need to implement a smart strategy to bring him or her back home again. The following tips may help bring about results:
11 December 2015
While arthritis is often associated with elderly humans, it's a major issue for dogs as well. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 million dogs currently suffer from some sort of joint pain in the U.S. and Canada alone. Unfortunately, just as it is with humans, arthritis in dogs is often difficult to manage and can be extremely painful. The good news is that you can manage your dog's arthritis and help preserve their quality of life without the use of expensive prescriptions.
29 July 2015
As the summer months roll around, the potential for your pet to contract heartworms greatly increases. Humid weather conditions and high temperatures are the perfect breeding grounds for heartworms. Heartworms can also easily make their home in foods that are left outside, especially during the warm months, and many pets, being as attracted to garbage as they are, tend to consume dishes that are laden with heartworms. Luckily, there is a myriad of different ways to protect your pet from the deadly parasite known as the heartworm.