Keeping My Dog Healthy

Does Your “Fraidy Cat” Freak Out Over Vet Visits? Here Are Some Helpful Tips For You And Your Vet

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your “Fraidy Cat” Freak Out Over Vet Visits? Here Are Some Helpful Tips For You And Your Vet

Cats are notoriously cautious, even nervous, in new or unfamiliar situations. Hence the phrase “fraidy cat.” That trait might make for entertaining cat videos, but it can turn your annual veterinary visit into a traumatic ordeal for you, your cat and your veterinary team. Because your cat’s well-being is important to both you and your veterinarian, it’s important to work together to create a less stressful vet visit. Your vet has probably given you tips for preparing for a less stressful visit, and now there is a...

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Dumpster-Dining Giving Your Dog An Upset Stomach? 4 Steps To Stop The Vomiting

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dumpster-Dining Giving Your Dog An Upset Stomach? 4 Steps To Stop The Vomiting

If your dog’s recent venture into dumpster-dining has got it suffering from an upset stomach, you’ll want to control the vomiting as soon as possible. It’s difficult to stop dogs from digging in garbage cans but those dirty diapers and rancid snacks can cause some serious stomach upset. Here are four steps to take if your dog has eaten something that’s made it sick.  Stop the Feedings As soon as your dog starts vomiting, you need to stop the feedings. Adding food to an already sick stomach will only cause the...

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Get Drug Savvy About Commonly Prescribed Pet Meds

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Get Drug Savvy About Commonly Prescribed Pet Meds

If you are a dog or cat owner, you will at some time be handed a medication from your veterinarian to address your furry friend’s health care. To medicate your pet effectively and safely, it is helpful to understand what conditions the medications are used for, how they are typically administered and which side effects you should be watching for while your pet is being treated. Antibiotics Antibiotic drugs are used to treat bacterial infections. They are not effective in treating viral infections. Antibiotic drugs are sometimes...

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3 Treatments For Cats With Asthma

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Treatments For Cats With Asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect cats as well as people. If your cat wheezes, coughs or has difficulty breathing, they may require treatment for asthma. Here are three treatments that can be used to manage asthma in cats. Removing Asthma Triggers People with asthma can be triggered by household allergens, and the same is true for cats. Controlling triggers around your home can help keep your cat’s asthma under control. Allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites and tobacco smoke can all be asthma triggers for...

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3 Ways To Help Your Obese Cat Lose Weight

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Help Your Obese Cat Lose Weight

In the United States, 28.1% of pet cats are obese, while 29.8% are overweight. This excess weight can contribute to health problems like arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure, so helping your pet shed the excess pounds is very important for their health. Here are three ways to help your obese cat lose weight. Play predator-prey games Slim, athletic cats may have fun climbing on cat trees or other household objects, but your obese cat needs more motivation to get moving. An easy way to do this is to play predator-prey games with your cat....

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3 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Obesity

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Obesity

Obesity is a big problem for people, but it’s also very common among cats. A whopping 57.9% of cats are overweight or obese, and this excess weight can lead to serious health problems. Here are three things cat owners need to know about obesity. How much should cats weigh? The ideal weight for your cat depends on their breed, but for the average domestic cat, a weight of between eight and 10 pounds is ideal, according to Pet Obesity Prevention. Siamese cats should be a little slimmer (five to 10 pounds), while Persian cats can be...

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Does Your Dog Have A Food Allergy? How To Tell And Deal With It

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your Dog Have A Food Allergy? How To Tell And Deal With It

While you may not immediately think of your pets when you think of food allergies, the fact is that your dog can be just as susceptible to food allergies as you are. If your dog does have food allergies, repeated exposure to those allergens can cause lasting health problems. While sometimes the allergy is a severe reaction to a specific ingredient or additive, sometimes it’s more subtle like an intolerance or a moderate reaction. In either case, it’s important for you to understand the signs of food allergies in your pup so that...

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Properly Caring For A Cat In Its Elderly Years

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Properly Caring For A Cat In Its Elderly Years

If you have a cat who is getting up in age, you may wonder if there are additional steps you should be taking in its care to keep it healthy for as long as possible. There are some steps cat owners can take to keep their elderly pet comfortable as they age. A cat hits its senior stage at around eleven years old. A cat fifteen or older is considered to be in its geriatric stage. Here are some tips to use to help keep your older feline happy and healthy during these stages of life. See A Veterinarian On A...

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Benefits Of Having Your New Cat Fixed

Posted by on April 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Benefits Of Having Your New Cat Fixed

If you are going to be bringing a new kitten into your home, you should really consider taking them into the veterinarian to be fixed soon after you get them. There are a lot of benefits from having your cat fixed that you want to make sure you take into consideration if you are thinking about leaving them unaltered. Learn about some of those benefits here: You will save your furniture If you don’t have your cat fixed, then there will be a greater chance that they will feel the need to spray on things around your house to mark them....

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Chinchillas 101: What To Know About This Type Of Pet

Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chinchillas 101: What To Know About This Type Of Pet

A chinchilla is a small animal that also makes a great pet. It looks similar to a large rat crossed with a rabbit, providing ultimate cuddling potential and easy care. It is important that you think long and hard before adopting one into your home. Here are some things to know about caring for chinchillas. Chinchillas Enjoy Play Time Chinchillas are a lot of fun to have around the home because they tend to be energetic and playful. While you need to gentle when handling them and not play rough, they have a lot of fun with toys and regular...

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