Caring for Your House Cat

4 Of The Best Dog Breeds For City Living

Posted by on Jul 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Of The Best Dog Breeds For City Living

Although there are plenty of restrictions that apply and factors you have to take into consideration when you adopt a pet in a crowded urban area, including the size of your apartment, the size of the breed, whether or not your landlord will allow pets, what sort of pet restrictions apply, among a host of other factors, this does not preclude you from having to live your life without a friendly dog friend. Included in this list are just a few city-friendly dog breeds that you should consider adopting. Pekingese This small breed hails from...

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Catch A Doggy By The Tail: 3 Steps To Treat Your Dog’s Wounded Tail

Posted by on Jul 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Catch A Doggy By The Tail: 3 Steps To Treat Your Dog’s Wounded Tail

Dogs are constantly wagging their tails. If they’re not careful, their tails can get caught in doors or under feet, or in other serious situations that result in injuries. If your dog is favoring its tail or you notice unusual swelling in its tail, here are some steps you should take to identify the problem and provide treatment. Check for Thorns or Insect Bites The first thing you should do is look for thorns or insect bites, especially if your dog spends a lot of time outside. Pay close attention to the areas underneath the tail and...

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Cats May Rule, But They May Also Drool: What You Need To Know About Salivation In Cats

Posted by on Jun 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cats May Rule, But They May Also Drool: What You Need To Know About Salivation In Cats

While you expect your best friend’s Saint Bernard to leave slobber puddles everywhere in his wake, drooling in cats can come as a surprise for most cat owners. If your feline friend normally drools a little when she is in the blissful throes of your offered petting session, there is no need for concern. However, if your cat turns into a drool faucet at other random times, she needs to be evaluated by your veterinarian. Excessive salivation can be a sign of trouble. Recognize What Is Normal vs. Abnormal Normal salivation is that which...

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How To Resolve Aggressive Behaviors That Can Affect The Wellbeing Of Pets

Posted by on Apr 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Resolve Aggressive Behaviors That Can Affect The Wellbeing Of Pets

If you have multiple pets in your home, you might feel like you are constantly breaking up fights. Especially when it comes to cats and dogs, it is important to quell aggressive behaviors and find a way for your pets to coexist in your home. Aggression can lead to longstanding anxiety which can cause health problems with pets. Here are four factors that might be causing pet aggression and how to troubleshoot. 1. Separate and Start Slow The best time to quell aggression between dogs and cat is at the beginning of their life together. Keep your...

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Avoid Cat Attacks By Using A Professional Groomer

Posted by on Mar 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Avoid Cat Attacks By Using A Professional Groomer

If you have a cat that will put up a fight if they feel they are in a compromised position, you may have given up on grooming all together. The thing is, your cat might desperately be in need of a nail trim or need to have mats cut out of their fur. Groomers have the right tools and training to successfully handle the angriest of cats. Here are four things a professional groomer has on their side when it comes to grooming a cat that may be prone to attacking. 1. Groomers Have Safe Restraints Groomers can use cones and soft wraps to keep cats...

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Routine Care You May Not Know Your Cat Needs

Posted by on Feb 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Routine Care You May Not Know Your Cat Needs

When you adopt your first cat or kitten, you may be thinking more about the fun and companionship they will bring into your life rather than the care that they will need from you. However, if you want your cat to be healthy and happy in your home for many years to come, there are some routine care processes that you will want to be aware of and begin right away. Get to know some of these cat care procedures so that you and your cat will have a positive and long-lasting relationship going forward. Feline Dental Care Most people do not realize...

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Growing Old Gracefully: 8 Tips To Care For Your Older Cat

Posted by on Feb 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Growing Old Gracefully: 8 Tips To Care For Your Older Cat

According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a cat is considered a senior from the age of 11 through 14 years. This age bracket is equivalent to the ages of 60 to 72 years in their human counterparts. Once a cat turns 15, she is classified as a geriatric for the remainder of her lifespan. Just as with aging humans, your cat’s body will undergo changes that result from the wear and tear that comes with age. Here are some tips that will enable you to accommodate some of these changes and extend your cat’s quality...

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3 Things Hedgehog Owners Need To Know About Enteritis

Posted by on Feb 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things Hedgehog Owners Need To Know About Enteritis

People can get sick if they ingest contaminated food, but surprisingly, other animals can also get food poisoning, including your pet hedgehog. Enteritis is the proper medical term for this condition, and it refers to inflammation of the small intestine. Here are three things hedgehog owners need to know about enteritis. What are the signs of enteritis? If you’ve ever had food poisoning before, you should recognize similar signs in your hedgehog. Hedgehogs with enteritis develop mucoid diarrhea, meaning that their diarrhea contains...

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Benefits To Fixing Your New Kitten

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Benefits To Fixing Your New Kitten

If you have a new kitten, then you should set up an appointment with the veterinarian to take it in for a health exam. During the exam, the veterinarian will make sure the kitten is healthy, give them their first set of vaccinations, and ask to set you up with an appointment to spay or neuter them. If you are unclear about the many benefits of fixing your kitten, you’ll want to read the information contained in this article. Population control The biggest reason for fixing your kitten is to stop them from ever reproducing. The animal...

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Vaccinations: Is Your Pet Getting Enough Or Too Many?

Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vaccinations: Is Your Pet Getting Enough Or Too Many?

Human vaccines have been the subject of some controversy for some years now, with some parents refusing to have their children vaccinated due to their fears of side effects. Vaccines for pets have not been as controversial, but there is some debate on exactly what vaccines they need and how often they need them. The recommendations for vaccinations have changed in recent years, so you need to check with your vet for current guidelines.  Vaccines Certain vaccines are recommended for all cats and dogs. Dogs should receive inoculation for...

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