Protecting Your Canine Companion

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Protecting Your Canine Companion

Eight years ago, a beautiful, black puppy showed up on my grandmother’s doorstep. After determining that the dog didn’t have a home, my grandmother allowed me to take her to my place. Over the last few years, this amazingly intelligent dog has become my constant companion. Because I want to keep my dog healthy, I schedule annual visits to the veterinarian’s office for her. I also strive to feed her a healthy diet. Until recently, I didn’t realize that certain human foods are extremely dangerous for dogs to consume. On this blog, you will discover the types of foods you should never feed to your furry friend.



4 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are an eye condition characterized by clouding of the lens. The clouded lens doesn't allow as much light to pass through into the eye, so decreased vision occurs. You may already know that people can develop cataracts, but studies have reported that half of all cats have them by the time they're 12.7 years old, while all cats over 17.5 years old have cataracts. Here are four things cat owners need to know about cataracts. Read More 

3 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Feline Asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the airways in the lungs. Asthma is a well-known disease among people, but surprisingly, it can also affect your pet cat. Here are three things cat owners need to know about feline asthma. What are the symptoms of feline asthma? If your cat has feline asthma, you'll notice symptoms that are similar to asthma in people. Your cat may produce wheezing sounds when they breathe, and their breathing may be fast or labored. Read More 

4 Things Mouse Owners Need To Know About Dental Overgrowth

Mice are low maintenance pets, but they can still develop conditions that require veterinary care. Dental problems are common in pet mice, so you need to pay attention to your pet's mouth. Without proper care, your mouse could suffer from dental overgrowth. Here are four things mouse owners need to know about dental overgrowth. Why do mice get dental overgrowth? Mice have continually erupting incisors, so their front teeth grow constantly throughout their lives. Read More 

3 Things Amphibian Owners Need To Know About Thiamine Deficiencies

Thiamine, also called vitamin B1, is an essential nutrient that helps the nervous system work properly. You may already know that people can become deficient in this vitamin, but toads, frogs and other kinds of amphibians can also develop thiamine deficiencies. Here are three things thiamine owners need to know about thiamine deficiencies. What are the signs of thiamine deficiencies? Since thiamine is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, amphibians with thiamine deficiencies tend to exhibit nervous system symptoms like tremors and seizures. Read More 

Tips For Keeping A Nervous Dog Calm For The Veterinarian

Like people and doctors, some dogs just don't like going to the veterinarian. The more nervous your dog is, the more problematic trips to the vet become. Nervousness can lead to behavior problems and can even impede your dog's ability to get care from the vet. Knowing how to calm down your dog can help make your trips to the veterinarian more productive and successful. Make Sure Your Dog Gets Lots of Exercise Before Checkups Read More