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?
Cats become extremely finicky eaters as their quality of life declines, so I consider it a great success if we can get them to eat anything at all. Before we reach that point, however, there’s a lot owners can do from a nutrition standpoint to maximize their cat’s health and longevity. A cat’s digestive physiology… Continue reading What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?
February is National Pet Dental Health Month and a great time to start regularly brushing your furry friend’s teeth. Many pet stores and veterinarians’ offices sell toothpastes and tooth brushes specifically for dogs and cats. A special tip from some veterinarians is that we should think of our pets’ teeth similar to how we think… Continue reading Pet Dental Health Month