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Perfect Family Pet : How to choose the perfect pet for your family

Perfect Family Pet : How to choose the perfect pet for your family

Thinking about caving into demands from your kids for a pet? Find out which animal would make the perfect family pet. If your home is anything like ours, you’ll have battled with requests for pets many times over the years – from the reasonable (a hamster) to the ridiculous (a baby fox – my daughter’s latest obsession). But what pet would fit in with your family? If you find your...

Dog Ear Care

Dog Ear Care

Tips for Proper Dog Ear Care   Dog ear care is just as crucial as any other element of dog healthcare. Ear infections in dogs is a common issue, but by setting aside a couple of more minutes after each grooming session you might be able to minimize the chances of your dog having this condition. Some types of dogs are a lot more vulnerable to ear issues than others. Those with dangling ears s...

Halloween Pet Costumes: Safety Guidelines

Halloween Pet Costumes: Safety Guidelines

9 safety tips to remember if you dress your pet in a Halloween Pet Costumes. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPERDOG! Costumes aren’t just for people. Pet owners love spreading the Halloween pet costumes fun by dressing their four-legged friends up as superheroes, scary ghosts and famous celebrities. Tiffany Donhauser Thomas, a mother and pet owner, who works in a veterina...

Tips For A Healthy Cat in Naples

Tips For A Healthy Cat in Naples

If you love your cat you’ll want to know how to keep your cat as healthy as possible. There are many different things that could come into play and be dangerous to your cat’s health, so it’s important to know what to look for to keep your cat a healthy cat her entire life. The typical house cat will go through three main life stages. The exact duration of each stage varies between di...

Cat Cancer : 8 Warning Signs for Cancer in Cats

Cat Cancer : 8 Warning Signs for Cancer in Cats

Through all the happiness and joy our cats provide, we hope nothing will ever come to harm them but unfortunately cancer in our feline friends is now common. Since they’re clever at hiding illness, it can be hard to diagnose a problem until it’s too late which is why we’ve compiled a list of eight tips you should know. By spotting the problem early, you can get your pet to the vet and they h...

Managing Your Dog’s Pain

Managing Your Dog’s Pain

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of...

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

As your dog ages, many of his basic needs, from diet to exercise, will begin to change. This guide will help you understand what it takes your senior dog care and make them happy and healthy. Dogs are very good at hiding their health problems and as an owner, it’s your responsibility to keep an eye on your senior dog to ensure that you are adjusting his routine to match changes in his ...

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Though dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” cats are the most popular pet in America. But because cats can seem self-sufficient and tend to mask their pain, they don’t get as much veterinary care as dogs – about half as much in fact – even though cats also need regular preventative care at all ages. To help veterinarians and pet owners address this issue and develop lifelong health c...

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

What to do When Your Cat Has Stopped Eating If your cat has stopped eating for a day or so, this is actually quite normal and it shouldn’t have an impact on their health. However, behavior lasting longer than this should see you contact a veterinarian. Often, their lack of appetite will be an indicator of a serious illness. With a simple trip to the vets, you can have an expert look ov...

Kennel Cough : Signs and Symptoms

Kennel Cough : Signs and Symptoms

Kennel Cough Is Very Contagious Infectious tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough, is a canine respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. These pathogens attack the cilia lining the respiratory tract and cause inflammation of the upper airway. This leads to irritation of the airways and a dry cough. It also makes the animal more ...