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Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week ® takes place during the second full week of April each year, and emphasizes teaching people about helping prevent dog bites. The days in 2018 are April 8-14. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. homes, millions of people– most of them children– are bitten by canines annually. Most of these bites, if not all, are avoidab...

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney Disease in Cats

Feline Kidney Disease Feline kidney disease can simply be categorized as a group of urological problems. Fundamentally, the kidneys will act as the blood filtration systems for the body. If the kidneys aren’t working properly your cat will have some major health issues! The kidneys help eliminate excess liquid in case a cat happens to drink much more than necessary. They can also retain liq...

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder infections are common in both dogs and cats.  The urinary bladder is a sac-like organ for storing urine.  It is found within the abdomen in the area between the rear legs.  When the muscles in the bladder wall contract, the urine then flows through the urethra, which is the narrow tube that carries the urine outside the body.  A ring or “donut” of muscle cal...

Cat Flu – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Cat Flu – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Did You Know that Cats Can Get the Flu Too? Influenza (Flu) is not just about people. Your cat may also get this viral infection. Although most cats recover completely from influenza(Cat Flu), it can be particularly difficult in young, older or immune-deficient cats. Causes of Cat Flu The symptoms of influenza are often caused by exposure to “Feline Calicivirus” (FCV) or feline viral rhinotra...

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Puppies have an incredible quantity of energy and natural interest, and they love to check out the world around them. This is part of what makes them so much fun, however it can also lead them into damaging scenarios. Prior to you bring your brand-new puppy home, make sure you survey your home for possible risks. In many ways, making your home puppy proof resembles making your home safe for a youn...

Why Is My Dog Itching So Much?

Why Is My Dog Itching So Much?

Dog Itching : What Are The Reasons? There are three main reasons for any normal skin healthy pet to be itchy: Dry skin Coat in grooming need Fleas (Defiantly) How to deal with these reasons? Please continue reading to know. How to Treat With Dry Skin? Another common cause of abnormal dog itching is dry skin. It is often accompanied by excess “dandruff” or flaky skin. To help your d...

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...

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...

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...

Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

With our furry little friends, there are some infections and diseases that can cause a real problem. As far as life-threatening issues go, leptospirosis is right up there and it comes from bacteria and therefore an infection. Although it can affect many different animals, it is seen most commonly in cats and dogs and can actually spread to humans through bite wounds, exposure to urine, contact wit...