Getting a new dog is a process. From deciding if you want to buy or adopt, to picking out a breed, to dog proofing you home, there is always something to do or worry about. One of the most important steps in the process is getting your dog spayed or neutered, depending on if it is a female or male dog respectively.
It is almost impossible fo...Read More
October is a busy month. There are lots of contests, Halloween is coming, and it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cities and towns are “going pink” this month in order to raise public awareness of this type of cancer.
Living in Connecticut, I am especially aware of this cause. My state has the second highest rate of ne...Read More
Sometimes an animal gets an injury and won’t stop picking at the wound, even when doing so makes it worse. Other times, when an injured animal receives surgery, they feel compelled to scratch at their stitches, oblivious to the harm it will do to them. In these cases, the vet will typically outfit the animal with an Elizabethan collar, ...Read More
Diarrhea is a sign of intestinal disease in dogs just as in humans. Eating inappropriate food is one of the main causes of diarrhea. There are also worms, bacterial infections, viral infections, and parasites causing diarrhea in dogs. Many dog owners feel frustrated because what’s good for them might not necessarily be good for their pets....Read More
Onions, garlic, grapes & chocolate are bad for dogs; especially chocolate which poison becomes in their system. They are not able to absorb it. Beware of chicken bones. Salty, sweet (high in sugar content), or fatty should be avoided as well. Some dogs are allergic to some particular foods. If you see your dog vomiting or having diarrhea chances...Read More
Dog bronchitis usually affects small to medium-sized breeds that are over one year of age. The causes of dog bronchitis are not always known. However, researchers say that cigarette smoke and urban pollution could be one of the causes that lead to bronchitis. The overpowered immune system of a dog with frequent viral or bacterial infection is mo...Read More
There have been times in my life when my dog has been my friend and only companion. At least, that’s the way I have felt. Even family and friends will never understand you as well as your dog do. I don’t think I can scientifically prove this. All I have is my life’s experiences. However, researchers have found out interesting t...Read More
You want to give your pet everything you can and make sure they live a good, healthy, long life, but your budget is tighter then every before. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save on pet expenses without sacrificing good quality care.
Finding a Pet
Finding a pet might not seem like a big deal when it comes to cutting expenses, but ...Read More
Summer is already gone and you might have missed out the warmest time of the year to go out with your dog and have some fun. The holidays are soon coming and you are going to have plenty of time to go outdoors. However, it might be chilly outside, and might can catch a cold… Go outdoors and have some adventures with your dog while it&rsqu...Read More
There is always an unfortunate chance that your cat will develop asthma. Just like with humans, the condition triggers allergic reactions within the airways, causing difficult breathing. The asthma attacks that menace some cats can range from merely unpleasant to downright dangerous. Here are some tips to help you identify and manage feline a...Read More
If you suspect that your cat has ear mites, you should get them treated quickly. These hideous creatures can cause your cat great pain, impair their balance, and even cause deafness in the worst cases. Here are some tips to catch and treat ear mites.
Monitor the potential signs. Excessive scratching, small dots of black (dried ...Read More
Vivacious, wild, and entertaining. Annoying barks, paws that touch heaven. A glowing smile that captures life. Swallowing hate, showing kindness. Strangers passing by, scanning them. Trying to communicate an unknown tongue. Only angels understand your stanzas, the messy rhymes hidden in your tongue. Signs of deteriorated healthbegin to show. Sun...Read More
Despite their comparative simplicity, cats get depressed just like humans. They can fall into depression for the same reasons (uncomfortable changes in their environment, physical discomfort, the loss of a loved one, etc.), and they can suffer just as much from this all-encompassing sadness. Because cats bring so many of us out of sad moods w...Read More
Like humans, cats need to keep their teeth strong and clean. They need their teeth even more than we do, as they use their fangs for grabbing and fighting as well as eating. Dental appointments at the veterinarian may be necessary, but they are also expensive. Here are some tips to help you minimize the cost of dental care (both in dollars as...Read More
Most of these tumors are seen in older dogs yet I think it’s very important taking care of your dog when she needs you the most. Some symptoms are loss of appetite,fever, abdominal enlargement, hair loss, and many others. You can feel some ovarian tumors by the simple touch of your hands. However, an abdominal ultrasound might be the best ...Read More
Pet food companies recall salmonella-tainted foods as quickly as possible, and with good reason. This bacteria, commonly found in raw foods, can cause several dangerous symptoms in cats, including fever, diarrhea, dehydration, and even depression. Worse, it can transfer from animals to humans (though these cases are admittedly rare). If you t...Read More
Did you know that dogs paws can actually be burnt by hot sidewalks and pavement? It’s true. So, not only do dog owners have to worry about dehydration and heat exhaustion in their dogs during the summer, they also have to worry about paws being burned.
Lack of Warning Signs
Dogs do not sweat like humans. They cool off by evap...Read More
Have you ever thought about what would happen if your dog were Super Dog? He would fly in the sky, and rescue victims from Katrinas, Tsunamies, and tornadoes. He would bark at the evil and corrupt. He would grab the airplane flying into the Twin towers with his paws and place it on the ground like a toy. He would pick the noblest mate and make s...Read More
While may cats may act like they think they’re people, they are definitely not, especially when it comes to their digestive systems. Many foods that are staples of an omnivorous human diet are toxic and even life-threatening to felines. Human food should be kept out of cats’ reach as much as possible, but here are some common item...Read More
Like any animal with an internal skeleton, cats can receive broken bones if subjected to sufficient trauma. This is cause for immediate concern, but it might not immediately be obvious that the injury is a fractured or shattered bone. Here are some tips to identify and treat skeletal damage in cats.
--Be gentle. If the cat is i...Read More