Sometimes, cats get fleas. This is a common issue and one that countless cat owners have dealt with over the years. In most cases, you can treat your cat for fleas, the fleas will go away, and life will go on as usual. If you can afford to do so, however, it is not a bad idea to take your cat to the vet when you discover they have fleas. A vet can go above and beyond to ensure your cat is as safe and healthy as possible, considering the circumstances.
29 September 2022
The health of your cat relies on various aspects of their care, including the food they eat, whether they go outside and interact with neighborhood cats, if they get regular vaccines, and the condition of their oral health. Your cat may or may not show you any indications if their teeth are in bad condition, but you need to take the initiative to check up on it regardless. Here are some recommendations and tips to help you keep your cat's oral health in the best condition for a healthy kitty.
6 January 2021
You probably know the basics of how your body keeps itself cool in hot weather. Your sweat glands produce perspiration, which has the effect of cooling off your body. This is an effective cooling tactic, but heatstroke is still a danger to humans. So you can imagine how much more of a danger the heat poses for your dog, who doesn't have sweat glands, except in their paws, and who is limited mostly to panting as a way to keep cool.
29 April 2018
When you are a pet parent, you want to make sure that they are as healthy as can be. One way to do that is to make sure that they are getting regular checkups at their vet's office, just like you would go in and see your doctor regularly. There are a lot of things that your vet will do when you take your pet into their annual checkups. 1. Vaccinations
12 March 2018
You're heading out of town on an extended business trip; you have some guests coming over that might be uncomfortable with your pet – the list goes on and on. These scenarios represent just some of the instances when sending your dog to a boarder makes great sense. If you're planning to take your pet to a dog boarder and want to create the most stress-free experience for you and the animal, here are some tips to keep in mind.
4 December 2017
Your pet dog is a member of your family, and you have probably gotten used to the youthful energy they bring to your life. However, the days turn into years, and age creeps up on your dog almost imperceptibly. As you notice your dog moving more slowly and resting more often, it's time to learn what you can do to help your dog live comfortably through the golden and twilight years of life.
14 November 2017
With the cold weather fast approaching, it's time to bring your dog inside. It's also time to start planning for the winter bouts of canine constipation. You may not realize this, but the sedentary lifestyle that most dogs need to lead during the cold winter months can increase the occurrence of constipation. That's because dogs can't get out and remain as active as they should when the ground is covered with ice and snow.
26 October 2017
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