If your cat's eyes are weeping, red, inflamed, or look swollen, chances are they have an eye infection. It's important for you to take them to the vet as soon as you can, as many eye infections can worsen and can even cause blindness. Thankfully, treating an eye infection is usually a pretty easy task for a vet, so read on to learn what you can expect from your veterinarian visit.
Newfoundland dogs have beautiful, thick, waterproof coats—perfect for these cool-climate dogs that love the water. However, their double-layered fur can trap heat and moisture that leads to the development of hot spots. You may have noticed red bumps or sores on your dog's skin during grooming or after catching your Newfie scratching at himself. Here's how to prevent and treat those troublesome spots.
What are Hot Spots?
The term "hot spot"
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.
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.
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.