The fact that a dog or cat is chubby does not necessarily mean that he/she is happy. Unfortunately, just like with humans, obesity in dogs and cats can be a serious health risk and often leads to depression. What causes pet obesity? Many different things can be to blame for pet obesity but two of [...]
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Oh boy – you came home from the veterinarian with a bottle of pills or liquid that you have to get inside your pet. How on earth are you going to do this? Even if the medicine tastes good (and it frequently does not), getting your pet to take it may be singularly difficult. Here [...]
If you’re planning to travel with your pet this summer, you’re probably familiar with the precautions regarding vehicle safety (never leave your pet in a closed car on a sunny day, or even with windows cracked). That may seem like a no-brainer, but think it through before your departure. What will you do, for instance, [...]
If you notice your cat scratch their ears, shake their head or notice a strange odor coming from the ears then there is a huge chance they are infested with ear mites. These microscopic critters infest up to ninety percent of all cats and are extremely contagious. Once the first cat in your house gets [...]
Can my pet really have pet anxiety? Yes, she can. In fact, cats and dogs are very likely to have problems with anxiety. Visiting the vet, routine changes, loud noises (such as fireworks) or moving to a new home are all examples of things that can cause pet anxiety. Although certain animals do have a [...]
What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a holistic medical practice involving the insertion of tiny metal needles into points on the body and the subsequent stimulation of the points. This alternative medicine treatment is a common feature in Chinese traditional medicine where it is believed to help re-balance one’s life energy, also known as chi or [...]
What is a Bladder Infection? Bladder infections in pets are similar to those in humans and both result in intense discomfort and pain. An infected or inflamed bladder may be caused by bacterial infection, crystals which form urinary stones or an obstruction in the bladder or urethra. This makes it very difficult to empty the [...]
In today’s chaotic world, combined with the unsteady state of the economy, more and more people are being forced to alter their lifestyles – whether that means taking on a second job to make ends meet or cutting back on little luxuries. Regardless of the personal sacrifices, the effects of our stressors are trickling down [...]
Fleas are a plague to millions of pets, and pet owners often feel they are fighting a losing battle in the war against these tiny pests. A flea is tiny and brown. They do not have wings and use a special siphon to break the skin and then siphon out blood from both your pets [...]
Epilepsy in dogs and cats is similar to that in humans. The main symptom is a type of seizure. Seizures can come in many forms and several of these are listed below: Generalized Seizures Generalized seizures are the most common type of seizures in dogs and cats. There are several variations of these seizures: 1. [...]
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