If you think that just picking up a bag of store brand dog food is feeding your dog the best food around, you are in for quite a surprise. Contrary to what the dog food industry wants you to think, not just anything can go into what you feed your dog. It takes some time, […]
Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. The companionship and unwavering love they provide is not only fulfilling for the soul, but it is good for our health, too! In fact, studies show that owning a pet can boost your mood, immunity, and lower your blood pressure; those statistics […]
When approximately 164 million people in America have a dog or a cat for a pet there’s many diseases to be concerned about but let’s talk about a very common infection that can be contracted by your pet.
Heartworm The infection is most commonly known as canine heartworm or dog heartworm, but it can also infect cats and other types of animals. However, dogs can have more than 30 worms while cats tend to have less than six. How severe heartworm disease is in dogs depends on how many worms it has and just one or two can make a cat very sick.
How does it spread? The mediator for this disease is the mosquito. The mosquito will bite a dog that is already infected and ingest a larvae which then will develop in the infected stage. At this point, if the mosquito bites a health (more…)
It can be expensive taking your dog to veterinary services– or an animal hospital– every time there’s a medical issue. Not everyone even has a convenient pet clinic to visit. How can we practice preventative care on our dogs, keeping them out of harm’s way before things get too bad? Here are a few tried–and–tested techniques for you to use on your happy and healthy pets.
Spaying And Neutering
Some people may not like the thought of spaying or neutering their animal. However, in addition to the contraceptive advantage, spaying can treat a number of health problems for pets, such as uterine infections and breast cancer. These illnesses are usually fatal for dogs, making it extra-important to spay early on. Neutering is also known to prevent testicular cancer in dogs, if done before six months in age.
Give Your Pet Vaccines
Although human vaccination is currently a controversial topic, pet vaccination is a definite win–win. Puppy vaccinations should occur at two, three and four months of age, and then once a year. Getting the right tests and vaccinations prevents them from spreading or contracting certain diseases. After a vaccination, be sure to show your pet love and nurturing, to show it that everything’s all right.
Pets Are Good For You And Your Kids
Sixty-four percent of pet owners value the health benefits their pets give them, and it has been demonstrated that children growing up with a pet are substantially less likely to have allergies. People who walk their dogs are much less likely to be obese than those who pass off the responsibility to someone else. 60% of doctors would recommend pet ownership as a way of improving health. All in all, pets are healthy for you, so be healthy to your pets!
Visit An Animal Hospital Or Veterinarian
Although those visits to the animal hospital can be scary for your pet, they are useful in diagnosing and treating anything that may go unnoticed by the average pet owner. Although vet owners recommend yearly checkups for adult animals, 18.7% of dog owners did not seek vet services for their dog in 2011. It is very important to get a professional opinion from time to time, to prevent undiagnosed disease or health issues.
How do you make sure your dog stays healthy and happy? Let us know.
Everybody knows that dogs are a man?s best friend, and many dog owners will do just about anything for their furry companion. However, taking care of a dog means keeping an eye on its health, which may suddenly decline for no reason. While dogs are unable to speak with us, they may exhibit certain symptoms which indicate they are feeling under the weather. If you notice these symptoms, it?s likely a sign that your dog will need prompt veterinary care.
Change of Appetite
While a single skipped meal is nothing to panic about, a dog that suddenly changes its eating habits may be trying to tell you that something is wrong. If your dog refuses to eat anything for more than two days, they should be examined by a vet. This may be a sign that they are developing certain diseases, or (more…)
These days, smartphones can be found in just about every hand. As technologies increase, consumers continue to search for ways to make their daily life a little easier. For a veterinarian, it can be hard to find a way incorporate the newest technologies in the age of digital. As a response, more clinics are turning to online veterinary care through pet wellness apps that can be downloaded directly onto a client’s phone. Here’s a few things that pet owners would like to see on their favorite clinic’s veterinarian app.
These days, clients have precious little time to make appointments for their pets. It can be difficult for a pet owner with a busy schedule to find the time to call (more…)
If you’re unsure of your pet’s diet, you’d be wise to set up an appointment so you can ask your veterinarian questions. They will, after all, be able to give you expert pet diet advice based off of your furry friend’s medical records. In the meantime until that appointment, here are a few pet food suggestions to consider.
Scientific Formulas. - Pet food comes in a variety of different scientific formulas. nowadays. These are designed to provide the nutrients (more…)
Are you one of the 66% of humans who consider their dog to be their best friend? Dogs make wonderful companions and owning a dog is even beneficial for your health. People who walk their dog daily are less likely to be obese than people who do not have a dog. Children who have dogs in their home are 33% less likely to suffer from animal-related allergies. In fact, 97% of doctors believe that pet ownership has a positive impact on their patients’ health.
Dogs can live for as long as 16 years, depending on their breed and proper care. Providing adequate care for your dog can be overwhelming because they can’t tell you when something is wrong. Here is a basic care guide for helping you maintain happy and healthy pets:
- Put identification on your dog. Having ident (more…)
Is your furry, little friend looking a little plump these days? Sometimes, pets gain weight for any one of a number of reasons, and when they do, it can pose more of a health risk to them than you might think. Here are just a few pieces of pet diet advice that can help your animal pal get back to the weight they’re supposed to be.
Talk to Your Vet. - One of the most important things you can do when you think your pet has been putting on weight is talk to your vet the next time you go to the veterinary care center. These trained experts will be able to tell you whether your pet’s weight is an issue, taking into account your pal’s breed, age, and diet. If it is an issue, they’ll be able to offer you some pet di (more…)
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When approximately 164 million people in America have a dog or a cat for a pet there’s many diseases to be concerned about but let’s talk about a very common infection that can be contracted by your pet. Heartworm The infection is most commonly known as canine heartworm or dog heartworm, but it can also […]
It can be expensive taking your dog to veterinary services– or an animal hospital– every time there’s a medical issue. Not everyone even has a convenient pet clinic to visit. How can we practice preventative care on our dogs, keeping them out of harm’s way before things get too bad? Here are a few tried–and–tested techniques […]
Everybody knows that dogs are a man?s best friend, and many dog owners will do just about anything for their furry companion. However, taking care of a dog means keeping an eye on its health, which may suddenly decline for no reason. While dogs are unable to speak with us, they may exhibit certain symptoms […]
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