Dogs can gain some extra pounds just as we do that might cause serious health complications. Those extra pounds put greater stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, and kidneys so it’s easier for them to get injured & it could be dangerous if they undergo surgery. Why is your dog overweight? Too much food or very little exercise&helli...Read More
Obesity is just as bad for animals as it is for humans, increasing risks of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and other problems. However, it isn't always easy to tell if a pet is just stocky, or if they are unhealthily overweight. Because the parameters for animal body shape are different than humans, here are a list of signs that yo...Read More
How can a person being blind love dogs so very much like Helen did? Dogs are such angelical creatures. Sometimes our dogs don’t act like angels but they are always very happy to see us. They make our tough days more bearable. I’m sure Helen’s days were more bearable with the company of her dogs. She was hearing and visually imp...Read More
Have you ever thought about taking your dog to the dentist with you? It will certainly be fun. Your dentist will stare at you as you proceed to suggest he examine your dog’s teeth. Dogs can have tooth injuries. Inflammation and infection will be inevitable and your dog will experience pain and discomfort but don’t panic…There ...Read More
Well, around this time of the year people usually get together with their families & exchange Christmas presents, etc. Will love trying something different this year? Maybe a romantic get away, or decorating with different colors, move around furniture, new holiday recipes, listen to some different Christmas music,buya purple outfit instea...Read More
Do you have any hope & dreams for your new year? Are there any things left undone? Places you wanted to visit? People you wanted to meet? Things you wanted to buy? Or perhaps you bought tooooo many things you don’t need ha ha. Sometimes you feel guilty for not having done things you should have done. The New Year always brings new opportun...Read More
Eyeballs stay round and symmetrical because of the amount of water they have inside.
However when “over-inflated” with water, the pressure can cause pain and blindness
Fluid circulates through our eyes at a certain rate, being produced by the ciliary body and draining out by the edges of the iris. An analogous sit...Read More
In my opinion, choosing a good groomer for your dog is akin to choosing your hairstylist, your roommate, or your daycare provider. Yes, I think it’s that important. Why? This person is solely responsible for your dog, your furry child, for hours on end when you are not in sight… routinely.
I think...Read More
Well, I’m not going to say exactly what you are expecting. No, there are no gyms for dogs… but dogs that exercise are happier & healthier. Some people think that larger dogs require more exercise than smaller ones but that’s not necessarily true. Some large breeds will rather have none, but obviously regular exercise it’...Read More
Just like any other pet, cockatiels are susceptible to health issues. One common issue is liver disease. There are, however, a few different steps a cockatiel owner can take to help avoid this type of illness.
Liver Disease in Cockatiels
Liver disease is generally a slow and progressive disease where healthy liver tissue is replaced by...Read More
Giving pets human food is almost never a good idea, and can often be outright hazardous. Even though we eat many of the same meats that are found in pet foods, the way we prepare our food and the way they are suited to eating are worlds apart. A particularly dangerous example is turkey, and unfortunately, next week will see quite a lot of Thanks...Read More
There are over 800 dog breeds in the world. Amazing! The five most popular breeds are Labrador, Golden, Beagle, Yorkshire Terrier, and German Shepherd. It doesn’t necessarily mean that popular breeds are healthy. Some people want dogs for their appearance and others prefer a dog with a good health record. Although most breeds have had heal...Read More
All of us get excited when we adopt a new puppy & bring it home. However, most of us forget about a few things we should purchase before bringing in our new family member. Some people out there like buying bedding from garage sales. I prefer buying new blankets on sale; after you wash the used ones over & over again they won’t last that mu...Read More
Keeping your dog healthy is one of the greatest responsibilities of every pet owner. When you bring your new puppy home and begin it on a proper diet, you can feel good that you are meeting your dog’s needs right from the beginning.
Often, new pet owners wonder what food they should begin their puppy on. The problem oft...Read More
Animals just like humans experience pain, grief, and joy. I remember grandma’s german shepherd grieving after she died. So much so that he died on the very next day after she passed away. He will walk in circles all day & howled. He couldn’t handle it for more than one day…Poor thing, dogs are so faithful. We are not sure if...Read More
Feeding your dog or cat seems like an easy chore, but if your pet is suffering from kidney disease, allergies or even cancer, his nutritional needs require special attention. Most veterinarians keep an inventory of therapeutic or prescription diets on hand to help manage chronically sick pets.
These special diets differ from routine pet f...Read More
In mythology wolves & dogs were assistants of Odin the god of storms. Sailors thought storms were related to wolves & dogs. There is also a tale that pets lived on the roof so when it rained heavily they felt from the roof. It’s said that in 17th/18th century England heavy rain will carry along dead animals and rubbish. It must have been a...Read More
Salmonella is a bacteria that attacks the stomach and the intestines. It’s found in unprocessed milk, water, meat, eggs, and poultry. Salmonella can cause gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and bacteremia. Some of the common symptoms of salmonella gastroenteritis are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.
Just like babies dogs require some training. The first thing I tried teaching my dog is being friendly. Even the nicest dog could be unpropitious at times & pay little or no attention to guests’ amiable intentions. In the beginning I always praised my dog & gave him a treat when he didn’t bark at our visitors. It took some time but e...Read More
Well, not sure if anyone out there has a chair set aside for your dog or perhaps your dog picks the chair he likes in the living room & doesn’t allow anyone to seat on it. My dog seats on his chair like if he was royalty. He is an Italian greyhound & no matter how much I feed him he always looks so skinny. So, there he is, sitting on his t...Read More