3 Common Parasites That Can Affect Your Dog


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

3 Signs Your Dog May Be In Pain


Your dog isn't able to verbally communicate with you with words, so it's important for you to pay attention to other ways your dog may be telling you that he isn't feeling well or is in pain. Some changes or mannerisms may be noticeable, but other may require you to pay a little more attention. Read on for some signs to look for that would indicate that your dog is in pain.

30 November 2018

3 Ways To Stop Your Cat From Scratching Up Your Home


Scratching is a natural instinct for a cat. Cats start scratching when they are only a few months old. Cat scratching, although a natural instinct for cats, can be damaging to your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop and control how and where your cat scratches. #1 Keep Your Cat's Claws Trimmed The first thing you need to do to limit the damage from your cat's scratching is to keep their claws trimmed.

28 November 2018

What You Should Know About Arthritis And Your Cat


If you have had your cat for many years and they are getting to be a senior, you might notice that they are slowing down quite a bit. While some slowing down is normal with age, it is also important to know about arthritis in cats. Knowing the facts about this condition can help to ensure that you take the best possible care of your cat, particularly if they do indeed have arthritis.

20 November 2018

Important Questions To Have Answered When Choosing A New Veterinarian For Your Dog


Are you looking for a new veterinarian to care for your dog in the coming years? Here are a few important questions to ask when choosing a vet to work with. What Kinds of Animals Do You Care For? It's important to find out what types of animals prospective veterinarians care for to ensure that they have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide your dog with proper care as it ages.

16 November 2018

What To Know About Canine Influenza


When your puppy is sick, you might feel the effects too. Fortunately, there are very few illnesses that can spread from animals to humans and canine influenza, or dog flu, is not one of them. It's best to know the signs of this type of flu so that you'll know how to handle it when your pooch is affected, so read on to learn more. What is Canine Influenza? Two different strains of dog flu have been discovered.

12 November 2018

Chronic Disease And Serious Injury: Facing The Choice Of Compassionate Euthanasia


If your pet has been struggling with health issues or has sustained a serious injury, you have two or three choices ahead of you. You could choose to treat the illness or injury, you could choose not to treat it, or you could choose to put your pet to sleep with euthanasia. Facing this decision as a pet owner is challenging, especially when you are feeling emotional or overwhelmed. If you are not sure if putting your pet to sleep is the right choice, take the following considerations into account.

6 November 2018

Are Your Cat's Teeth To Blame For Its Bad Behavior?


Having a cat lash out in anger can be upsetting or even frightening for a pet owner, especially if they manage to hurt you. While it's easy to be angry at your cat for their behavior, there's a chance that what you think is anger is actually fear and pain. Consider whether your cat's teeth are responsible for their actions when you read this guide. Teeth Problems If your cat doesn't have bad breath and you haven't seen any significant signs of tooth problems, you might think that your cat doesn't have oral health issues.

2 November 2018

What You Can Do If You Have A Skittish Dog


If you have a dog that you recently rescued or adopted that has skittish tendencies, it can be difficult to know what to do to help and support them. Dogs are usually skittish for a reason, such as trauma in their pasts, but can also suffer from generalized anxiety disorders and other similar mental health issues. Get to know some of the steps you can take if you have a dog that is skittish in order to take care of them as well as possible.

4 October 2018