Ticks are not just the gray bumps you encounter on your pet’s body. They are actually disease causing pests that sap your pet’s blood. Moreover, with the summers on board, these pesky creatures are ready to hop on your pet and spend a life on his body. These tiny monsters cannot only make your pet dull, but can cause life-threatening diseases. Dog tick removal is thus the biggest summer blue for any pet parent.
Ticks are at their active best in summer months. They frequently show up during the months from April to October. Cold temperatures are good for their hibernation and make them less active. Still, it is advisable that pet parents must stay alert throughout the year. You must fix up dog tick problems at the very first sight. You can go for spot-on treatments, dog tick collars, tick shampoos or oral treatments. Use whatever suits your pet and your family. Continue reading
Does your pooch is constantly itching and scratching his eyes, do his eyes have become too red to ignore? These are some of the symptoms of dry eyes, which typically occur in dogs. It’s a very painful condition in which dog’s visual system loses the capacity to produce natural tears.
Medically called keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS, dry eye is a distressing condition in canines. It involves an abnormal functioning of lacrimal glands that are normally designed to produce tears. Dogs with this condition lead painful life suffering with scratchy, irritated, itchy and red eyes. Continue reading
Owning pets is bliss for they are your source of unconditional love, contagious enthusiasm and total acceptance. Most of us hop around puppy stores to get the cutest of all dogs for our family. Adding a furry new member in the family is a thrilling idea, but adoption is another way of doing this and gives one far more satisfaction. Adopting abandoned, injured or orphan pets from rescue shelters or animal homes has many positive sides to it.
Many pet parents are reluctant in adopting pets as there are several misconceptions surrounding it. The common assumption about animals living in rescue shelters is that they have some kind of behavioral or physical problem. It is concluded that because of these problems, their owners have left them in shelters. It is actually the other way round. Pet parents who cannot accommodate their pets in their house or are shifting to a ‘no pet’ homes leave these beautiful creatures in shelter homes. So, there is no point in punishing these innocent animals? Continue reading
Winters are too harsh for fleas to survive, though in summer from nowhere you can find those blood-sucking pests pop out and start enjoying feast on your pet. Unluckily, your pets are the worst victims of the heavy flea infestation, and this scenario depicts with dark letters on white board – ‘Flea Season is Back.’
Fleas are those blood-sucking insects that are quite difficult to kill. Though you must have implied hundred of ways to eradicate them, they are back again hoping and hiding to have a great blood meal on your pet. Continue reading
Does your pet scratches or licks itself continuously? Or is he showing the symptoms of red marks, rashes or flakes on his skin? These all things indicate that your pet is facing issues of skin conditions. Well, take a back seat to find that skin conditions are common in almost all pets. However, pets face different skin condition and so are the solutions for them. There are numerous reasons that make your dog or cat scratch or bite. Continue reading
One of the biggest dilemmas faced by pet parents is to find the correct method of giving medication to the pet. This is because most of the pets do not like to eat those pills and may spit out or run away from grabbing those ‘health healers’. It is a common problem and there are plenty of solutions for it. Pet parents can discuss it with their veterinarian and find out the most suitable way for their pet.
Pet parents need to be skillful at not only giving medicine, but also creating a habit in their pet to take pills and tablets willingly. Giving treats after medicine and appreciating them for their cooperative behavior makes the pet happy and he would not run away from the sight of the pills. Veterinarians are the best help for this. They can answer every ‘what, why and how’ of giving medications to the pets.
Some trick and techniques of giving medications to the pet:
Prefer chewables: The pets take tasty chewables as treats. If medicine is available in chewable form, then prefer buying it as these flavored chews attract the pet and make your administration easy. Chews are available in beef, liver, roasted chicken and other flavors. Choose as per your pet’s taste and preference. Continue reading
Statistics of the year 2013 suggest that more than 50% of dogs and cats in the USA are obese. The exact number equals to 43.8 million dogs and 55 million cats are overweight. This alarming figure is a warning call for pet parents whose hearts melt while leaving their pet’s bowl empty. They need to take their pet’s overweight as a serious threat to his overall health. Veterinarians across the globe claim that those extra pounds are doing no good to the pet and are creating more health problems for them.
Extra weight reduces a pet’s life by nearly two and a half years. Considering their life span, this number is a big chunk of their life. Obesity causes a wide range of diseases including cat and dog arthritis, cardiac problems, breathing diseases, diabetes and some cancers. Apart from these chronic diseases, the other problems faced by pet are joint problems, decreased stamina, B.P., lethargy, lack of alertness and more. There are several reasons for obesity in pets. Continue reading