15 July 2016
When you have a dog that needs to take medication in order to be as healthy as possible, it can sometimes be hard to know how to get your pet to eat the pill. Most dogs will not simply eat a pill when you give it to them. If you need to give your dog a pill, use the guide below to learn a few creative ways to get him or her to take it quickly and easily.
12 July 2016
If you're responsible for the care and nurturing of four-legged family members, you want to make sure their needs are met. Now that it's summer, and you're spending more time outdoors, some of that care includes protecting them from fleas. Summer can be uncomfortable enough for dogs – especially when the temperatures start to rise – without adding fleas to the mix. Here are three simple ways to keep fleas from chewing on your four-legged companions.
7 July 2016
As your dog ages, you may notice that he or she starts to slow down. Not unlike people, dogs may develop aching joints. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) and osteoarthritis are common in older dogs. If your large dog is developing one of these conditions, you will need to make some adjustments to keep him or her comfortable. The first thing you will want to do is have your veterinarian confirm that your dog is, in fact, suffering from a joint condition.
4 July 2016
Due to the size of their puppies' heads and shoulders, English bulldogs find it very difficult to deliver puppies on their own. In fact, a C-section is required 95 percent of the time. If surgical intervention does not happen in time, you may lose one or more of the puppies. In some cases, the mother can die as well. For these reasons, it's vital that you have a birthing plan and a veterinarian on hand to perform a C-section when the time is right.
30 June 2016
Anyone that watches the news has likely seen a recent story about puppy mills and dogs that are rescued from these large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities. The ASPCA and several other animal welfare organizations give tips on how to spot and report puppy mills. However, not every dog breeder is running a puppy mill. There are many reputable dog breeders that run upscale, humane breeding operations and treat their dogs like royalty.
27 June 2016
During the summertime, you need to change your car routine for your cat up a little bit. Cats can become severely dehydrated when they are left out in the sun, and they can even suffer heat stroke. There are also additional hazards that are present during the summertime outside that your cat could encounter. Here are a few things you need to do differently during the summer for your cat.
19 May 2016
If your cat is all of a sudden drinking more water, it is cause for concern. The problem might be a chronic condition that can be treated with special food and medicine, or it might require a vet to prescribe a special medication. Bellow are the 3 main reasons that your cat is likely drinking more water. However, it's wise to head to the vet and have a series of diagnostics run to determine what the particular issue is.