Many kittens start out as indoor only but as they get older, they start to venture outside. Going outdoors has its pro's and con's and it's important to let your veterinarian know if your once indoor kitty starts to get some outdoor time. Outdoor kitties can be exposed to various parasites, diseases and they may require additional vaccines and preventatives.
Across the US, nearly 100 million cats have found their way to a forever home and have brought untold joy and happiness to their owners. Now, as much as we all love our feline friends, there is a chore that many of us find… well, unpleasant. To say the least! Cat teeth cleaning. It can be easy to put to the back of the to-do list, but oral health is just as important for our pets as it is for us. Why? And how do you convince a cat to let you help her maintain those pearly whites?
When we go to bed and wake up, it’s all but automatic to brush our teeth. It’s just routine. But when was the last time you brushed your dog’s teeth? If you think this is akin to getting a puppy pedicure, a best buddy blowout, or a canine cut and color, well… think again! Good oral hygiene practices, including routine cleanings, deliver a number of benefits for your pooch - and for you too. After all, great oral and overall health means you can give your furry friend a good, long, active life with you by their side.
It's not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of loud noises including fireworks. What is a celebration for us is often a frightening experience for our dogs. With the 4th of July quickly approaching, here are some tips to help prepare your dog.
It is something that no pet owner wants to think about - but something for which every pet owner needs to prepare. If there is an emergency and your pet needs help, it is important that you are ready and able to administer aid. If your dog eats the dark chocolate you left out on the counter, if your cat overheats in the summer, if your pet injures himself and is limping, if he appears to be struggling to breathe… What do you do? You may not have time to Google in that moment, so take a few minutes to learn about basic - and maybe life-saving - emergency care.