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
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
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
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
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
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
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