Toxoplasmosis is a potential illness that expectant mothers face during their pregnancy. The infection can affect the health and development of their unborn child. Felines are one of the primary carriers of Toxoplasmosis. Some obstetricians tell cat-owning patients to re-home their pets to reduce the risk of infection, but is this necessary?
Last night, your dog was behaving the way he always does—begging for table scraps, scratching at the door to go out and barking at the neighbors. This morning, something is wrong. His head is tilted, and his eyes are moving strangely from side to side. On top of that, he seems to have trouble walking.
It's summer time, and that means fun in the sun! Flying frisbees, cookouts, long games of fetch, and dozens of other activities all await you... but that's not all that's waiting out in the tall grass. It's also tick season, and if you want to make sure your four-legged companion doesn't bring any new friends home then it's important to keep the following tips in mind.
Soaring temperatures and blazing heat are good signs that summer is almost here. During the hot season, many people will travel to a fun, festive destination for their vacation. Some owners don't want to leave their fur babies at home. They want their pets to enjoy their vacation with them.
Panting is a very normal and necessary function of canines. In fact, it serves to regulate your dog's internal temperature. But perhaps you may wonder, what is the purpose of panting? And, when if ever should I be concerned about my dog's panting?
Adopting a puppy can be a joyful experience for first-time dog owners. Pet parents may spend weeks helping their new furbabies adjust to their forever homes. Many owners provide basic training for their dogs. They teach them how to potty, walk on a leash, and follow basic obedience commands. Although these lessons are essential, pet parents may overlook one critical training: teaching their puppies to stay at home, alone.
The temperature is starting to climb, but it is still gorgeous enough out to spend time on the go and outdoors with your pet. Summer is the perfect time to play, but you do need to be aware of some of the risks that are unique to this time of the year. From the rapidly rising temperature on the inside of a vehicle to interactions with wildlife, here's what you need to know to keep your pet safe this summer.
It's something every dog owner never wants to happen.
You go outside and discover someone left the fence door open or somehow he magically got off his leash.
Either way your beloved dog is gone and you're instantly filled with heartbreak, fear and the instinct to take action immediately. What are you supposed to do?
While finding your lost friend isn't always a guarantee, there are a ton of things you can do to increase the chances of finding him!
You love cats and would love to have one in your home. Who doesn't?
But sadly, you're allergic to them. What's a furry pet lover to do?
Turns out, there is good news. As long as your allergy isn't severe and doesn't cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or have an asthma attack, there are some things you can do to make your pet ownership less... sneezy.
There really isn't be any reason why you can't adopt a feline. Cat and Claritin lovers rejoice! Here's what you should do before adopting a new furry friend.