When your pet rat is sick, you may find yourself questioning whether it's serious, or something you can handle by yourself at home. While vet attention is never a bad thing--it's always best to know that your rat is okay for sure--some health symptoms do point to a more urgent veterinary problem. In rats, this is even more important; their small size and fast metabolism mean that infections and illnesses can quickly overtake them if left untreated for even a short amount of time.
20 May 2016
Has your kitty developed a fondness for canned tuna fish? Do you often cave to their desires and crack them open a can to enjoy for dinner? If you're doing this often, you could be putting your cat at risk of developing some serious health issues. Read on for two signs your cat's health is in danger because of their love of tuna. Their Sniffer Is In Overdrive Taurine is an essential amino acid.
14 April 2016
Hookworms are tiny parasites that live and breed in the small intestine of dogs and puppies. Canines that have hookworms often become anemic, and this is especially dangerous for puppies. Humans are also at risk for developing an irritating skin condition when exposed to hookworm larvae. Read the information below to find out three surprising things that you never knew about hookworms in dogs. Dogs Can Get Infected With Hookworms In Three Different Ways
5 April 2016
Guinea pigs need exercise to stay healthy, just like people do, so just like you schedule gym sessions for yourself, you need to schedule floor time sessions for your pigs. Floor time is your pigs' daily opportunity to get out of their cage and run around your house. However, since guinea pigs are small, curious rodents, they can get into a lot of trouble during floor time if you don't guinea pig-proof your house first.
2 March 2016
You love your cat and want to be certain that it gets what it needs to stay healthy. But giving a cat a pill can be a tricky proposition, even for the most dedicated of cat owners. Many cats are finicky at the best of times, and they're liable to turn up their noses at any pill offered to them by hand. And if you drop it into their regular food dish, they're probably going to just eat around it.
11 December 2015
Dogs can be loyal companions that will grant you unqualified love, plenty of love, and tons of wet, sloppy puppy kisses. That, among tons of other reasons, is why you should always be kept abreast of your pet's health. The life of a dog is, in many ways, much more fragile than that of a human and they are not quite as resilient as humans are for this reason. Note any strange change in behavior that might occur to your dog.
11 August 2015
Cats, like humans, sometimes experience vision degradation as they grow older. In some cases, a cat may even go blind later on in life, due to disease or other problems. While rare, sometimes older kitties will go blind relatively rapidly, going from normal sight to completely blind in a matter of days. If your cat doesn't seem to be able to see, here's what you need to know to help them.
30 July 2015