One of the most common nutritional problems seen in pets is obesity. Your pet may be just slightly overweight, or significantly so. In either case, the approach is similar and the following handout should help your pet to gain back some health and vitality. If you look from above, dogs should have a nice waist,… Continue reading Slimming Down Your Dog
Your overweight dog is at risk of a number of conditions that can make life less than enjoyable for him. Arthritis. If his joints have to carry a lot of weight, then they are subject to more wear and tear. This can lead to degeneration of the cartilage and painful arthritis. Breathing difficulties. It’s not… Continue reading Obesity in Dogs
One of the most common reasons for dogs to be taken to their vet is for itching and scratching. In many of these cases, the culprit is an allergic reaction. In fact, it is thought that one in five dogs suffer from allergies that can make their life miserable. It’s not pleasant when you’re cuddled… Continue reading Dog Allergies
While that doggy smell can be completely normal, many dogs do seem to be particularly on the nose. Getting your dog used to regular grooming and bathing from an early age and making sure you have fun doing it will ensure you have happy, healthy and odor free canine companion. Dogs have skin that is… Continue reading A Head to Toe Guide to Washing Your Dog
When treating superficial scratches, it’s reasonable to wash the wound with soap and water. If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure with a clean, dry gauze pad. If the bleeding doesn’t stop despite holding pressure, then medical attention should be sought. Wounds to the hands and feet can be more prone to infection, Levy warns,… Continue reading How to Treat Cat Scratches at Home
Toys, a leash, important medication—these are no-brainers when you’re preparing to vacation with your dog or cat. Because such a vacation takes so much preparation—especially if you’re traveling with a pet for the first time—it’s virtually impossible to leave these essentials at home. Other items? They might not even cross your mind. But without them,… Continue reading Pet Items to Bring on Vacation
Most dogs can eat any of a number of over the counter foods and thrive. Dog foods that follow AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) regulations and are labeled as being nutritionally complete and balanced will meet the needs of “typical” pets… as long as they are healthy. But when disease strikes, over the… Continue reading Prescription Dog Food – When is it a Good Idea?