Medical emergencies can be a serious matter for any pet owner. Unfortunately, pet owners will often be poorly prepared when one of these situations arises, and this can put their pet at a higher risk of suffering serious complications or death. In order to be a responsible pet owner, there are some steps that should be followed so that you can help to reduce the risks of these situations arising and be able to respond as quickly as possible when they do develop.
27 September 2017
Declawing your cat can be a difficult decision. You don't want to cause your cat discomfort but you don't want your home destroyed either, and your cat may not be responding to your training. Your cat's vet will discuss the pros and cons with you so you can decide if declawing is right for your situation. Here are a few things you want to keep in mind if you decide to have the surgery done.
28 August 2017
If you're a new pet owner, or you're considering getting a pet, you may have some questions about the recommendation to spay or neuter your pet. You're probably aware of the problems with overpopulation and understand that spaying or neutering helps keep the population down so that more cats and dogs don't wind up homeless or in animal shelters. But what if you plan to keep your pet indoors or in a fenced yard, well away from other animals?
15 July 2017
One of the most beneficial services available for any dog owner is a pet grooming service, mostly because they can ensure that your pet is kept clean and healthy. Listed below are three reasons to have your dog professionally groomed. Prevent Damage To The Dog's Coat One of the most important reasons to take advantage of a grooming service is the fact that they can help prevent damage to the dog's coat.
28 June 2017
Owning a cat is a big responsibility, but it is also very rewarding. Cats are very loving and they can bring you a lot of happiness. If you take good care of them, they will be healthy and will make a great companion for you. One aspect of caring for your cat is to take them into the vet regularly. This article will discuss 3 things the vet can do for your cat during a check up.
20 June 2017
Pets, for many, are no different from people in how fiercely they are loved and cherished. That makes dealing with medical emergencies especially challenging; however, when you know how to handle such situations in advance, you're more likely to be able to respond in the most helpful way possible. If Your Pet Is Struck By A Car Although it's difficult to think of anyone besides your pet after they've been hit by a car, make sure you keep yourself safe, by staying out of the way of other passing vehicles and by making sure the animal doesn't bite you.
5 May 2017
Veterinarians make special considerations when performing orthopedic surgery on puppies just like surgeons do with pediatric patients. Puppies are not merely small versions of adult dogs. They have physiological differences that can make surgery more challenging. They also metabolize anesthesia and heal differently than older dogs. For all of these reasons and more, puppies are different, and you should make the following important considerations when contemplating orthopedic surgery for your pet.
25 April 2017
Your playful pooch has a happy grin, but sometimes, those teeth in its mouth are anything but attractive to look at. The truth is, dogs can have problems with tartar and plaque buildup just the same as humans, but if you are like most pet owners, brushing is not something you ever really think to do. Brushing a dog's teeth can be a lot of trouble and a major stress-inducing activity for your usually happy pooch.
16 March 2017
It's not uncommon for cat owners to get upset when their feline friend stops using the litter box. But when a cat suddenly starts urinating or pooping on carpet, couches, or rugs, it means something is wrong. Sometimes, the problem is as simple as changing out the litter or moving the box to a new location. Other times, the behavioral change is a sign of a serious health problem. As a cat owner, you need to know about the two things below that will stop your cat from using the litter box.
8 March 2017
Much like human beings, dogs are highly susceptible to developing cancer sometime in their lifetime. In fact, canine cancer is likely to affect 1 in 4 dogs, and cancer is actually one of the top disease-related killers in dogs. Catching cancer in its early stages is the key to preventing tumors from growing out of control. As your dog ages, it's crucial that you take them in for regular veterinary check-ups.
25 October 2016