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
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
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
Like children, your pets should also be protected against accidental poisoning from your medications. While many human medications are also used on pets, most of the ones prescribed to humans are at different dosages and combinations that could make your pet violently ill or even cause death. Here is more information on the most common types of medications that could make your pet ill, plus some tips on keeping these medications safely stored.
14 May 2019
Pet ownership can be incredibly rewarding. Having a pet in the home is also very common. Around 68 percent of households in the US own a pet. Dogs in particular are especially popular. There are nearly 90 million pet dogs in the US. If you are considering bringing man's best friend into your home, there are a few things that you should know. Dogs, just like people, will require medical care.
20 February 2019
Caring for your dog can be difficult at times. Not only will they require food, grooming, and training, but your dog also requires medical care. Unfortunately, you may not realize veterinary care is essential for not only treating health issues, but also for preventing health issues. While surprising to learn, there are many parasites that can affect your dog's health and wellness and many of these parasites can be prevented. This guide will help you understand 3 common parasites and how to protect your dog from them.
6 December 2018