Dogs can scratch for a lot of different reasons. They usually scratch because they have a real itch. It can be the result of a flea bite, an allergy, or something that irritates them. If ...
Believe it or not there are a bunch of dangerous things for your dog right in your own backyard. Everything from poisonous plants, choking dangers and even a fence that isn’t adequate. In this article ...
Heat stroke, a condition that is caused when a dog is unable to purge unneeded heat from their bodies, raises the temperature of their delicate internal organs and causes massive damage to a dog’s living ...
There are times in every cat’s life when he will need to take medication of some sort. Cat owners who have been through this know how hard it can be getting the cat to cooperate. ...
Declawing is a surgical procedure involving removal of claws and should not be mistaken for pedicure. Declawing puts the pet in great pain not only during the surgery but also after it. Although it is ...
YES! People have been giving their dogs peanut butter as long as they’ve made peanut butter. Even vets recommend it, especially when you need to hide a pill in something tasty. Gourmet doggy bakeries make all kinds of incredible dog cookies using peanut butter, not to mention many beautiful cakes for dogs feature peanut butter […]
Asthma is not only a human disorder, but is also found in some cats. You should have your cat checked by a vet if you suspect this disorder. Leaving feline asthma untreated can result in permanent damage to your cat’s lungs and heart. Feline asthma is an immune-mediated disease characterized by symptoms ranging from infrequent, […]
The terms convulsions, seizures, and epilepsy have over time become interchangeable. The primary meaning of convulsion is a sudden uncontrollable attack. In the context of seizures, it should be understood as violent, uncontrollable contractions of muscles. The medical term for recurrent and unprovoked seizures is termed as epilepsy, but seizures may also occur in dogs […]
Urinary tract infection in cats is a serious problem, often leading to serious repercussions if not treated in time. There is, however, a different approach to the entire matter of feline UTI, as more and more veterinarians are adopting a holistic approach to use herbal and homeopathic bladder infection treatment for cats to resist infection and […]
An expert can ascertain the general health of a pet simply by observing the skin and coat. Dry skin tends to spoil the glossy coat and often leads to excessive itching and scratching in pets. Before you do anything about it, it is advisable that you ensure that the dry skin and the resultant itching is […]
With the earthquake in Haiti and the tsunami in Indonesia and other natural disasters, people often wonder if a dog sense a natural disaster. Scientifically, the evidence about whether a dog can sense a natural disaster seems to be inconclusive. Some owners claim that their dogs have warned them immediately before an earthquake has occurred. […]
Even before people were becoming more concerned about the environment and “going green,” many dog owners were already using natural remedies for dogs. Many longtime dog people swear by putting a little apple cider vinegar in their dog’s drinking water, adding some garlic to food to prevent fleas, or using pumpkin for worming. These and […]
All breeds and sizes of dogs can be taught easily to speak, and the way to go about it is to call your dog, show him a treat and say “Speak.” He will not understand what you mean and will probably at first jump for it, and then sit down and eye it attentively; finally, […]