Summer is here and with comes the promise of lots of fun for all the family, including our pets. However, the warmer weather also brings with it some unique pet ownership challenges, particularly when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of your adorable animal.
No pet owner wants to see their animal suffering and in pain. Unfortunately, the obvious verbal communication barrier between us and our pets means that it isn’t always easy to tell when they are experiencing discomfort or pain. While some signs are fairly obvious, others are much more difficult to identify – even for the most experienced owner. Combined with the fact that animals have a natural tendency to try and mask their discomfort as much as possible, it’s no wonder that figuring out w...
It feels good to treat your furry best friend with exquisite human food from time to time. So, it won’t be surprising if you want to include your animal companions in your holiday dinners. There are numerous holiday meals and ingredients that are toxic to your four-legged family members. Recipes vary widely. Consequently, it’s best to avoid feeding your dog or cat any prepared dishes. Take extra precautions and steer clear of the top six holiday foods below, known to be dangerous for pets.
Like you, your animal companion can also suffer from the health dangers of poor oral hygiene. Various dental issues can affect your pet that, if not treated, can potentially turn into much more severe conditions. Your furry pal’s oral health is an essential part of their overall health. If you don’t include it in your priority list, you risk your pet’s health and well-being. Here are some of the problems you can avoid by paying attention to your beloved companion’s dental health.
Some health problems are specific to certain breeds, such as breathing complications for flat-faced dogs. But several other canine health issues can affect any dog. Here are 10 typical health conditions you need to watch out for in your four-legged best friend.
Heartworm disease is a dangerous sometimes fatal condition that could lead to other serious problems such as severe lung diseases, heart failure, and damage to other organs. Heartworm disease is usually found in dogs, cats, and ferrets. Here, our Poway vets talk about this disease and explain the importance of prevention.