May 31, 2020
Most caring and responsible dog owners make sure to give their canine pals at least one good walk a day. This is because walking your dog regularly is far more than just an opportunity for them to do their bathroom business outside of the boundaries of your property.
April 30, 2020
The heat of the summer months can be uncomfortable. Sometimes, it could even be dangerous not just for you but for your pets too. The number of dogs and cats visiting their vets during the warmer months of the year increases due to heatstroke. This condition is a common health problem that all pet owners should know about. Unfortunately, a lot of dog and cat parents do not even realize that their pets can overheat when the temperature soars. Worse, they only seek help at the eleventh hour.
March 26, 2020
Pet poisoning is sadly a very common occurrence. The U.S. Humane Society estimates that as many as 10,000 cats or dogs die each year as a result of ingesting a toxic substance. One of the main reasons for this is that many owners aren’t fully aware of which things could be harmful to their pets, nor do they necessarily recognize the signs that their pet may have ingested something poisonous and needs medical help.
February 28, 2020
If a dog won’t stop shaking, it may be easy to assume that they are cold, particularly during the winter months. However, dogs actually tremble for many different reasons. The key to getting your dog to stop shaking is to identify the underlying cause and arrange for rectifying treatment. Here are five of the most common reasons for dogs to shake and what you can do to help.
January 30, 2020
There are lots of different types of vaccines that can be beneficial for our dogs. Whilst most owners have heard of vaccinations that can protect their pets against disease and parasites, far fewer have come across one that is particularly valuable for dogs that live in certain areas of the United States where rattlesnakes are prevalent – the rattlesnake vaccine.
December 30, 2019
Spaying/neutering is the most common elective surgery amongst domestic animals. The procedure involves the removal of the reproductive organs so that your pet can no longer impregnate a female/become pregnant themselves. Most vets recommend that pets are spayed/neutered as early on in their lives as possible. Most dogs can be done from around 8 weeks old so long as they are healthy, and females should ideally be spayed before their first heat to ensure the greatest health benefits. However, if you have an older animal that hasn’t been neutered before, don’t fear. In most cases, it is still quite safe to neuter an older animal.
November 19, 2019
Some of the coldest months of the year are rapidly approaching and with that comes new challenges for pet owners when it comes to their pet’s safety. While there may be a list of new things to consider, the one thing that needs to be a top priority is antifreeze as the dangers it poses for your pet can be fatal.
April 11, 2019
Veterinary emergencies can take many different forms. A snakebite certainly isn’t the most common reason for owners to take their pet to get urgent medical care, but there are still around 150,000 visits to vets every year by owners who believe that their cat or dog has been bitten by a snake.