21 October 2016
A dog is a wonderful addition to a family, but having a dog does require a good amount of love, patience, and responsibility. From potty training and feeding to ensuring your new puppy is healthy and happy, it is easy to see the challenges of having this new family member. While this is surprising for many to learn, a dog's breath plays a key role in their underlying health and wellness.
12 September 2016
Dogs can get sick just like humans; however, it can be hard to tell how sick a dog is in some cases because they don't talk. As a dog owner, you are the best judge of how your dog feels. If you sense something is not right, you should take your dog to an animal hospital for treatment. If your dog appears very weak and lethargic, and this is not how your dog normally acts, you may want to find out what is causing it to feel this way.
6 July 2016
If you are looking for a new veterinary practice for your pet's regular check ups or are trying to find an emergency pet clinic to have on call in case of an emergency, there are several features that you should look for. For example, it is important to find a veterinarian whom you trust and works well with your pets but is also located reasonably close to your home. Among all of the services that you should look for, you should also consider the online services that your potential animal hospital offers.
12 May 2016
In some parenting circles, a trend of declining children's vaccines has sprung up. The reasons for avoiding vaccines range from fear of side-effects to questions about the efficacy of the vaccines. This trend has led to a resurgence of diseases like measles in some areas. Now, some veterinarians are concerned that the anti-vaccination movement is spreading to pet owners as well. There are only a few vaccinations that are required for dogs, including those for distemper, parvovirus, and rabies.
13 April 2016
A dog can bring joy, love, and excitement to your household, but your new family member will require a great deal of time and energy. From feeding and grooming to training and providing your dog with medical care, these tasks are essential for your dog's health and wellness. Unfortunately, certain conditions may arise even when you properly care for your dog. Considering that separation anxiety affects an estimated 20 percent of the 80 million dogs in the nation, understanding this condition is key to helping your own dog.
1 April 2016
People can get heatstroke if they spend too much time out in the hot sun, but surprisingly, the same is true for animals. Your new potbellied pig is very susceptible to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition characterized by a high internal temperature. Here are five things potbellied pig owners need to know about heatstroke. Why are potbellied pigs at risk of heatstroke? Unlike people, potbellied pigs don't have any sweat glands. This means that they're completely incapable of sweating to cool down their bodies.
16 March 2016
Rabbits are susceptible to a number of diseases and health issues, but one of the most common is a condition called fly strike. This condition is caused by green bottle flies laying their eggs on the damp fur of the rabbit. The eggs hatch into larvae that then burrow under the rabbit's skin and release toxins that make the rabbit very ill. As a bunny owner, you should hope that you never have to deal with this scary, life-threatening ailment.