Caring for Your House Cat

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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Understanding Canine Pyometra

Posted by on Nov 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Canine Pyometra

When you are a concerned dog owner, you want to do any and everything that you can to protect your pet’s health. And if you have a female dog of breeding age, you may be hoping that she has a few litters of puppies before you consider getting her spayed. However, what you may not know is that female dogs who have not been spayed run the risk of developing a condition known as pyometra. Get to know more about pyometra so that you can be sure to protect your dog as much as possible and get her the necessary treatment if she does develop...

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How To Prepare Your Home For A New Kitten

Posted by on Nov 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prepare Your Home For A New Kitten

If you are thinking about getting a kitten then you will want to make sure that your home is kitten proof. In order to make sure that your kitten is safe in your home there are a few precautions that you should take. Here are a few tips that will help to keep your new pet safe. Get Identification Identification tags are not just for older cats. When a kitten is in new surroundings it is much more likely to wander off. Just in case your kitten ends up outside your home you will want to make sure that you have placed an identification tag on...

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5 Tips For Helping Your Cat Lose Weight

Posted by on Nov 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Tips For Helping Your Cat Lose Weight

A fat cat may look cute, but all that excess weight is not good for his health. If your cat is currently overweight, he has an increased risk of developing diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases. Creating a weight loss plan for your cat can help him live a longer life. Here are five helpful tips for helping your cat lose weight: Avoid Free Feeding While it is simpler just to keep refilling your cat’s food bowl when it gets low, doing so will just encourage your furry friend to eat when he’s not hungry. Instead, put food in...

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4 Things You Need to Know about Acupuncture for Dogs

Posted by on Nov 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things You Need to Know about Acupuncture for Dogs

Did you know that dogs, just like humans, can be treated using acupuncture? Here are a four things that you need to know about acupuncture for dogs before you take your dog in for a treatment session. #1 Acupuncture Can Be Used to Treat a Variety of Ailments Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments in your dog. It can be used to treat conditions such as arthritis pain, back pain, skin disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and postsurgery pain. This is not an exhaustive list; acupuncture may be used to treat other conditions as...

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Bone Safety Tips For Dog Owners

Posted by on Nov 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bone Safety Tips For Dog Owners

Dogs love to chew on bones. However, some bones can be dangerous for your dog and should never be eaten, especially if they are cooked. Bones can wreak havoc on your dog’s intestines and can even be fatal in some cases. Here are some important safety tips you should follow when giving your dog bones. What Types Of Bones Are Not Safe For Dogs? Dogs should never be fed chicken bones, especially if they have been cooked. Cooked chicken bones can be difficult for your dog to digest, and they may poke holes in your dog’s intestines,...

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Two Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by on Nov 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Are you hoping that your pooch will be able to participate in Thanksgiving? If so, these two dog-friendly recipes will be perfect for your upcoming holiday. These recipes are tasty, safe for dogs to eat, and use many of the same ingredients served at traditional Thanksgiving meals. Thanksgiving Casserole Mix together oatmeal, cooked carrots and bits of turkey into a dish. Blend the mixture in a food processor until smooth, and ball it up into bites a little smaller than ping-pong balls. If the food doesn’t stick together easily, mix in...

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