What Treatments And Healthcare Might A Stray Cat Need?

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If you find a stray cat, there are a few different things you could do. You could take it to the local humane society or cat rescue. Or, if you're confident the cat's owner cannot be found, you could choose to keep the stray cat and make it your own. Should you choose to keep the cat, you will want to make a prompt appointment with your veterinarian and make sure the cat is brought up to date on its healthcare.

6 October 2021

Underweight Dog? Your Vet May Suggest These Changes

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Every time you take your dog to the local veterinary clinic for a routine checkup, you can expect that the vet will weigh the dog and compare its weight to past appointments. Ideally, your pet will be of a healthy weight, but if this isn't the case, the vet can help. While some pets need to lose weight, there can be times that a dog is actually underweight. You might feel uncertain about what to do in this situation, but your vet will offer some valuable tips that you can begin to employ.

16 August 2021

Why Is Your Dog Choking All Of The Time And What Can You Do?

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If your dog is choking all the time, it can be difficult to watch. Your dog could be choking on all types of things, although if your dog didn't ingest anything and is still choking, there could be something wrong with your dog's health, or there may be something inside your dog's throat. If your dog is choking but it isn't producing anything, you need to take your dog to the veterinarian for an exam and for a checkup to see what may be going on.

23 June 2021

What to Expect After Your Pet's Vaccination

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Vaccinations keep your cat or dog healthy and help ensure they lead a long life. The following are a few things to expect after a vaccination appointment.  Lethargy Lethargy following routine vaccinations is perfectly normal for both dogs and cats. Provide your pet with a nice, quiet place to rest following their appointment. A soft pet bed in a quiet room where other household members, including other pets and children, won't bother them is ideal.

22 April 2021

3 Signs Your Cat Needs To See The Cat Dentist

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Chances are, you go to the dentist regularly to keep your teeth healthy and strong — or at least, you know you should. But did you know that there are also dentists who work on cats' teeth? Technically, cat dentists are veterinarians, but veterinarians who have completed additional coursework and certifications focusing on feline oral health and feline dental procedures. Does your cat need to see the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning?

7 August 2020

What To Expect During Routine Wellness Visits For Your Dog

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An important part of caring for your dog is to have regular wellness visits with the vet. This is important since your dog can't tell you when something is wrong and by the time symptoms become obvious, it could be too late to treat a medical condition. Your vet may recommend different exams at different stages of your pet's life. Here's an overview of what to expect: Your Dog Will Have A Thorough Exam

24 October 2019

How To Identify Hypothermia & Frostbite In Your Pet

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As the weather gets cold outside, you need to know how to protect your pets from hypothermia and frostbite. You also need to know how to identify the signs of each of these conditions so you can get your pet the treatment they need.  How to Protect Your Pet The best way to protect your pet from hypothermia and frostbite is by limiting the time they spend outside when it is really cold. If it is at or near freezing, your dog should not be spending a lot of time outside.

27 September 2019

Terrible Transmissions Between Cats And Dogs: How To Safely Introduce A Second Pet Into Your Home Without Potential Harm To The

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Having a cat or a dog is an awesome experience, but having one of each is even better. If you have one and are planning to add the other to your household, it's important to know what conditions they might inadvertently pass along to each other and what you should do about them. Squirmy Worms Especially if you adopt a kitten or puppy (or both), you're very likely to bring worms into your home.

16 August 2019

Could Vaccinations Save Your Cat From Pink Eye?

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If you've ever had pink eye, chances are you know how miserable the condition can be. The irritation and swelling of the eye is extremely messy and can be downright painful. Unfortunately, this condition isn't limited to humans. Pets, like cats, can also develop pink eye. But what if you could keep your cat from getting this problem? Here is what you should know about pink eye and how to prevent it.

17 July 2019

What To Do If Your Dog Won't Eat

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Most dogs love to eat. Any dog lover can tell you that any unattended food is likely to get stolen by a hungry pup. That's why it's such a cause for concern when a dog stops eating. It's natural to be worried, but your dog's lack of appetite isn't always a sign of illness. Here are four things to do if your dog won't eat: 1. Determine if there's been unusual stress in your dog's life.

27 May 2019