You could narrow down pet care into two broad categories: their happiness and their health. Taking care of your pet's happiness is obviously the fun and easy part, but taking care of their health can be trickier. One aspect that often gets overlooked is your pet's dental care.
Our pets are precious, but they're not invincible. They're as susceptible to diseases and infections as the rest of us. That's why it's important to keep them up-to-date with all of their shots. It's the best way to grant them immunity against future diseases.
Are you certain that your pet is getting the proper nutrition from the food your feed them? If you feed an off-the-shelf kibble or wet food, you may think that your dog or cat is getting all the nutrients they need to thrive. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
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?
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.