Posts Tagged ‘pet health’
Aside from February being Pet Dental Health Month, it’s also Responsible Pet Parent Month. What is that you ask? It’s a month where many rescue groups, shelters, and veterinarians, and other place will strive to promote and educate people about what it means to be a great pet owner. Many of us are great pet [...]
Anyone who has a pet knows the reality that at some point it will be time to say goodbye. Hopefully, many of us will have a pet leave us due to old age, natural causes, and feel prepared. Yet, it’s never easy to feel “prepared” because the pain, sadness, and loss is there no matter [...]
Obesity is the number one nutritional disease affecting our pets. We seem to have a problem where we are either overfeeding, giving too many treats, or not exercising our pets enough. But we need to recognize that as cute as a chubby cat can be, or as cuddly as an overweight dog can be, we [...]
All the pets I’ve had have been a little chubby. Some had a layer that covered their ribs and others had a belly. One of my cats seems to have gained weight over the summer and he’s been on a diet which he protests about every day. It’s for his own good and to make [...]
In a poll conducted by AP last year, 58% of pet owners – 63% of dog owners and 53% of cat owners said they would perform CPR on their pet. Many of us probably have some basic first aid kits for ourselves and our pets but many of us may not know how to perform [...]
We came across this interesting product the other day that’s great for people and pets. I always worry about our dogs drinking from dirty water. I look in their water bowls and see specs of stuff in the water that was either their left-over breakfast or the remains of something from outside that I really [...]
If you have a smartphone like an iPhone then you probably have apps that help you find places to eat, places to go, and games. There are also several apps for pet owners. Some apps are for storing medical, some are designed to help find nearby dog friendly places, and some are for training. Here [...]
Cats and dogs tend to explore things with their mouths. Therefore as pet owners, we need to ensure that what they are putting in their mouths is safe. Many common household items can be dangerous and even lethal to our pets.
Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, your dog might overheat anyway. It’s essential to know if this is happening though. If left ignored, your dog could have heatstroke, slip into a coma or even die – and this could all happen within 20 minutes.