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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...

One Simple Test Your Dog Needs Every Year

One Simple Test Your Dog Needs Every Year

Dog urinalysis. It’s not something to which we tend to give a lot of thought. That is, of course, unless your dog is having accidents in the house. Still, your dog’s urine can provide a great deal of information on her health status, even allowing a veterinarian to catch and treat certain problems before signs of illness develop. What Is a Urinalysis? Urine is what leaves the body...

Dog Weight Loss : Walking Your Dog to Help with Weight Loss

Dog Weight Loss : Walking Your Dog to Help with Weight Loss

Dogs today have a higher likelihood of becoming overweight than ever before. People are often busy, and it’s easy to forget that dogs that are sedentary will gain too much weight just like people will. Beginning a walking routine with your dog can help her achieve healthy dog weight loss. Plus, it’s good for you, too. Dog Weight Loss : Where to Start Before you begin a new exercise reg...

Indoor Cat: 10 Reason Why Your Cat Should be One

Indoor Cat: 10 Reason Why Your Cat Should be One

An indoor cat has several advantages over cats that spend time outdoors too; indoor cats are not exposed to infections, parasites, traffic accidents or poisonous plants and foods. Indoor cats live a longer life, due to the lower incidence of illnesses and accidents. 1. No Parasites Skin and intestinal parasites such as fleas, tapeworms, hookworms are contracted from the outside, from ot...

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...

Dangerous Plants for Holiday Puppies

Dangerous Plants for Holiday Puppies

Is Santa bringing a puppy to someone in your home?  There are many things you need to do with a new puppy and one of the first is to schedule  an exam with your Naples veterinarian.  There are some dangers that may be lurking around your house during the holidays including some dangerous plants.  This article from About.com has some good tips for protecting your puppy...

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’s Anal Glands: Everything You Need To Know About How to Care

Dog’s Anal Glands: Everything You Need To Know About How to Care

Unhealthy anal glands in your dog can be a real pain in the butt, for both you and your dog. When your dog is suffering with a problem in that region, the pain and discomfort can be considerable. It is particularly a problem in small dogs, but unfortunately, it is common amongst all dogs. For a number of reasons, your dog’s anal glands can become clogged or impacted, infections can then deve...

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your pet healthy and pet safety during the holiday. Poison Risks : Pet Safety Overindulg...

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...