Tongue Twister: What Your Dog's Mouth Can Tell You About Its Health
12 February 2015
You can't make your dog stick its tongue out and say "Ahhh," but you can tell a lot about how your pet is feeling based on its mouth. A dog's mouth is home to all sorts of bacteria, (much of it is species specific, so even if you are in the habit of letting your dog lick you, you're probably okay...). So remember that after you carefully inspect your dog's mouth for signs of a health issue, you should wash your hands.
Special Considerations When Boarding A Younger Pet
4 February 2015
If you recently have gotten a puppy or kitten but have to take an unexpected trip, pet boarding can be a good option. Here are five things to seek out when boarding a younger pet that might need a little extra attention.
1. Make Sure that Your Pet is Prepped
Some facilities require more vaccines than younger animals have received, or that aren't usually administered common indoor cats. Double check with your vet and boarding facility so that you know ahead of time that your pet is good to go with their records.
Cats With Intestinal Worms: Why Prompt Medical Attention From A Vet Is Necessary
22 January 2015
Have you noticed that your cat has been tired and vomiting a lot lately? If so, he or she may be showing signs of an infection of the intestines with worms. Find out why it is important for your cat to have prompt medical attention for the worms and how much you should expect treatment to cost.
Why Should a Cat Have Prompt Medical Attention for Worms?
The main reason prompt treatment is necessary for a worm infection is because the infection can be passed to your other pets if you have any.
What You Need To Know About Getting Your Dog Spayed Or Neutered
16 January 2015
Many new puppy owners are curious about the details of spaying and neutering. There are many compelling reasons to spay or neuter your dog. These reasons range from preventing specific health conditions, to quelling overly aggressive or roaming behavior.
Spaying or neutering your dog can improve your dog's health
According to the ASPCA, spaying can potentially decrease the rate of breast cancer or ovarian tumors in female dogs. Also, neutering male dogs before six months may reduce the likelihood of testicular cancer.