27 July 2016
You've probably heard about the "obesity epidemic" in the United States in reference to the increasing numbers of overweight people in the country. What you may not know is that the cat population has its own obesity problem. In fact, obesity is the most common nutritional disorder among domesticated cats. If your cat is on the chunky side, it may be time to take action. Consider these diseases and conditions that a cat may be a greater risk of developing if your feline companion doesn't go from fat to fit.
25 July 2016
Guinea pigs, those loveable, squeaking little rodents that people keep as pets, are a good first pet for most children. They are easy to care for, generally sweet-tempered and very social creatures. However, if you choose to get a guinea pig (or two, since your guinea pig can get very lonely when you are not home), you need to know more about pet nutrition for these little creatures. Here are three foods you should never feed a guinea pig and why.
20 July 2016
Watching a dog grow old and suffer from the frailties that come with old age is hard for most dog owners, and it is especially hard when you realize the best thing to do is to end your beloved pet's suffering by euthanizing it. You can try to make your pet as comfortable as possible by having the procedure done at your home instead of the unfamiliar and sterile environment of a clinical setting.
16 July 2016
Maintaining your dog's appearance can be a rather labor intensive task. It can be common for dogs to become covered in dirt and other filth that can seriously impact their appearance. To help you avoid these issues, you should keep the following couple of dog grooming tips in mind. Use A Dog Safe Moisturizing Shampoo If your dog spends a lot of time outside, it can be possible for its coat to become dry due to exposure to sunlight.
13 July 2016
If your dog has suffered an injury that's bleeding, you'll need to act fast. The first thing you should do is calm your dog down. If you try to take care of the wounds while your dog is still in an agitated state, it might try to bite you. Gently talk to your dog and try to calm it through the sound of your voice. If your dog is still agitated, you'll need to gently wrap a tie around its nose.
11 July 2016
Moving can be a stressful event, even for your pets. Sudden changes in daily activities or living arrangements can send your dogs into a bout of depression. If you've recently moved, and your dog is exhibiting signs of depression, such as sleeping more often, or not running to the door when you come home, you're going to need to make some adjustments to help pull them out of the blues. Here are three simple steps you can take to help your pet recover from depression.
11 July 2016
Losing a beloved dog, or a pet of any kind, can be as traumatic as losing a human family member. Unfortunately, pets do not live as long as their human companions do. When the time comes and your furry family member crosses the rainbow bridge, here are a few ways to memorialize your pet and keep your dog's undying love alive. Customized Book or Videos Gather up photos of your dog and have family members write little stories about special times spent with it.
4 July 2016
If you thought arthritis was something that only affected humans, you're wrong. Unfortunately, arthritis can also affect your dogs. If you have a dog that's advancing in years, it might be time to have it tested for arthritis. This is particularly true if your dog has a hard time moving in the morning or is walking more slowly than it used to. Large dogs, such as Saint Bernard's and Great Danes are particularly vulnerable to arthritis.
28 June 2016
When you're leaving home and need to board your pet, your main concern is likely making sure that they'll be comfortable. You don't want to put them in a situation where they will be feeling anxious, since this could cause them to act out. However, it can be difficult to determine whether or not a particular boarding facility is the right choice. Use this information to help you learn more about what to look for when selecting a pet boarder.
24 June 2016
Discovering that your cat is injured and in pain can be traumatic and stressful – for both you and the cat. Knowing what to do and how to do it can ensure that you are able to get the cat safely to the vet for treatment. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Take it slow Ignore any urge to scoop your cat up quickly and race out the door. First, a cat in pain may lash out, even if they are normally gentle.