Keeping My Dog Healthy

Stop Scratching: 3 Steps To Treat Your Dog’s Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stop Scratching: 3 Steps To Treat Your Dog’s Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

If you see your dog gnawing or scratching away at one particular spot on its body, it might have a painful irritation caused by a flea bite or other skin problem. Unfortunately, its chewing could lead to a painful inflammation of the skin known as pyotraumatic dermatitis. If left untreated, your dog can develop bald spots and infections caused by the continual chewing or scratching. Here are four ways to treat your pets pyotraumatic dermatitis. Trim the Area If your dog has long hair, you can help speed up the healing process by trimming the...

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4 Common Overlooked Ailments In Dogs

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Common Overlooked Ailments In Dogs

As a dog owner, you always want them to be in perfect health. Unfortunately, most dog owners tend to miss the subtle signs of pain dogs exhibit while suffering from certain maladies. Read on for advice on common, overlooked disorders that could be causing your dog pain.  Corns and other foot pad lesions Few dog owners realize how painful and life-altering foot pad lesions such as corns, scrapes and calluses can be to a dog. Nail-related illnesses such as ingrown toenails, snags, and cracks can also be painful and should be checked by a...

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How To Protect Your Puppy From Parvo

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Protect Your Puppy From Parvo

Canine parvovirus, also known as parvo, is a highly contagious virus that causes severe intestinal illness, malaise, and weight loss. The disease is difficult to treat, and thus most cases end in death. Dogs of all ages are susceptible to parvo, but the disease is most common in puppies. So it’s important to take action to protect your little one. Vaccinations Thankfully, there is a vaccine available for parvo. The parvovirus vaccine is one of the core vaccines for dogs, which means it is recommended for all puppies of all breeds and in...

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Staying Safe Around Your Cat’s Litter Box When You’re Pregnant And Single

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Staying Safe Around Your Cat’s Litter Box When You’re Pregnant And Single

If you’re single and there’s no one you can rely on to clean your cat’s litter box, you might be worried. Cat fecal matter can carry toxoplasmosis, which is a dangerous pathogen that can harm pregnant women and their fetuses. If you have a cat and don’t know how you can keep it and stay safe, read this guide for advice. Self-Scooper Since toxoplasmosis is transferred through a cat’s poop, one of the best ways to keep yourself safe it to never touch it. One option that will allow for this is to buy a self-scooping...

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Recognizing And Responding To Feline Asthma In Your Cat

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recognizing And Responding To Feline Asthma In Your Cat

Asthma is a relatively common disorder in cats, but watching your pet suffer an episode is still often a frightening and upsetting experience. Typically characterized by wheezing and difficulty breathing, feline asthma, like human asthma, is an allergic reaction that can be triggered by many environmental factors from pollen to your common household cleaning chemicals. Because it is often nearly impossible to identify and then restrict access to the exact cause of your cat’s asthma, understanding its symptoms and how to respond to them...

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Veterinarian Waiting Room Tips For Dogs

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veterinarian Waiting Room Tips For Dogs

If you are worried about your dog’s upcoming trip to the vet, be sure to think about your dog’s needs in the waiting room as well. If you have an overly anxious or even overly friendly dog, this needs to be considered when it comes to waiting room etiquette. Here are four tips for you and your dog to follow when it comes to the waiting room at the vet’s office. 1. Don’t be too Early If your dog hates to sit still or might get overly excited when out of the home, don’t torture them in the veterinarian’s...

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Animal Hospital Etiquette For All Pet Owners

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Animal Hospital Etiquette For All Pet Owners

Having to take your pet to an animal hospital is never a pleasant experience, especially when you take into consideration that most pets loathe being at the vet’s office. Still, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to seek medical care for your beloved pet, there are some basic etiquette guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind during your visit. Keep Your Pet Crated or on a Leash Pets should be restrained in some way when brought into the vet’s office. For most dogs, this means having them on a short leash...

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Four Ways To Find Cheap Spay And Neuter Services

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Ways To Find Cheap Spay And Neuter Services

If you have a lot of pets (or are simply on a budget), you may be intimidated by the cost of spay and neuter services. Spaying and neutering can be found at lower costs, however, without any reduction in care. There are a few places that you can go for a more affordable spay and neuter service, especially if you’re from a financially disadvantaged household. 1. Local Shelters Local shelters often have coupons for spaying and neutering, especially for stray animals that you find and choose to adopt. In fact, if you find a stray animal,...

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Five Signs Of Tooth Problems To Look Out For As Your Cat Ages

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five Signs Of Tooth Problems To Look Out For As Your Cat Ages

As cats grow older, their risk of dental issues including cavities, gum disease, and missing teeth increases. These conditions are painful for the cat, and they can interfere with his ability to eat properly. Therefore, as a pet owner, it is important to watch out for the following signs of dental issues as your cat enters his golden years.  Drooling Cats with gum disease and tooth decay may sometimes drool excessively. You may notice a stream of drool coming out of the corner of your cat’s mouth. Sometimes this only happens after...

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4 Ways To Make Veterinary Care More Affordable

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Make Veterinary Care More Affordable

No pet owner wants to see their beloved animal sick or in pain. Unfortunately, medical emergencies happen, and the treatments required for these emergencies can lead to some pretty hefty vet bills. On the bright side, there are always options that pet owners can explore to help make veterinary care more affordable so they can get their pets the expert care they need without having to fret over the cost. Consider Pet Insurance One proactive step that pet owners can take to avoid hefty veterinary bills down the road is that of purchasing pet...

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