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Will Vaccinations That Protect Against Lyme Disease And Kennel Cough Benefit Your Dog?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The American Animal Hospital Association frequently releases a set of recommended “core vaccinations” for dogs. These core vaccinations are recommended based on current technologies and disease threat levels. The organization also has a set of non-core vaccinations that many dog owners should consider administering to their pets. Two of these non-core vaccinations protect against Lyme disease and kennel cough. Here are the basics of these two diseases and guidelines for dog owners who want to determine whether these vaccinations...

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What Vaccinations Does My Puppy Need?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for everyone.  Just be sure that taking care of your pup doesn’t get crowded out by all the hustle and bustle of bringing him home.  One of the first things you’ll want to be sure of is that your puppy’s shots are up to date. Why vaccinate my puppy? Aside from helping to protect your new friend from some potentially deadly diseases—which puppies are especially susceptible to, as their immune systems are still growing—pet vaccinations are required by many landlords...

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Taking Care Of Your Aging Dog’s Dental Health

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your dog gets into their senior years, pet care is more important than ever. One aspect of your dog’s health that should never be overlooked is their dental health. Healthy teeth are essential for the overall health of your dog. Dental problems can be painful for older dogs and may even lead to other serious health problems if bacteria is allowed to travel via the mouth into the bloodstream. Bacteria that gets into the bloodstream can cause major organs such as the lungs, heart or kidneys to fail. What is the best way to take care...

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5 Facts About Keeping Your Dog’s Nails Short

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Click, clack, click, clack. Ah, the sound of your dog’s footsteps! Even more importantly, it is the sound of a much-needed nail trim. Though nail trimmings are routine tasks, they are not so simple. Your dog benefits from regular nail trimmings and your nail-trimming education. What you don’t do can hurt your dog, but so can what you don’t know. Long Nails Hurt Your Dog, Too Your dog’s nails can hurt your dog even more than they can hurt your floor or arms (ouch). Long nails can hurt your dog’s paws and legs in...

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Common Poisoning In Cats

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your cat is an expert at getting into spaces where you don’t want them. Most of the time it’s not a problem. On occasion, they may get into a household chemical or pesticide that makes them ill. They can also chew on plants that cause a reaction. Watch for these signs of potential poisoning and call your local animal hospital if you spot any. Your vet may give you instructions on how to help your pet, or they may have you take them into the clinic immediately. Common Poisoning Symptoms in Cats Most substances will cause a reaction...

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5 Tips For Safe Horseback Riding

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re interested in horseback riding, you should also be aware of the dangers involved in this sport. Practicing proper safety and ensuring you have the right equipment can go a long way to ensure you enjoy horseback riding without any significant injuries or accidents. Here are 5 great tips to keep you safe while riding.  Ride at Your Skill Level It’s important to not try and tackle a difficult horse before you’re ready. Horses vary by size, temperament and speed capabilities, so it’s important to speak with...

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Kidney Disease In Cats

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sadly, cats are more prone to kidney disease than other pets: it’s actually the leading cause of death of elderly cats. It’s important to catch kidney disease early on so it can be treated by a professional. Unfortunately, even some blood tests can’t identify kidney disease until it’s already in an advanced stage, so it’s up to you to recognize common early kidney disease symptoms. This guide will teach you more about why cats are prone to kidney disease, what to look for, and what treatments can help. Why Cats...

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Use Caution When Giving Your Dog Chew Treats

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You only want the best for your dog, so you probably give him special treats or chew toys to reward him, make him happy, and improve his dental health. But what if these treats are doing more harm than good? Unfortunately, many of the treats that are on the market to improve dental health can do just the opposite. Continue reading to find out what treats you should be cautious about when giving them to your dog. Antlers Antler chews are usually made of deer or elk antlers. These treats are available in different shapes and sizes for your dog....

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Pet Daycare Services: Commonly Asked Questions

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A pet can be a wonderful companion that can help get you through the rough and lonely times that accompany life. Sadly, you may have a schedule that keeps you away from home for most of the day, and you may not like the idea of keeping your pet locked in the house all day. Fortunately, there are pet daycare centers that can keep your animal happy and entertained while you are at work. Yet, there may be a couple of questions about these pet care services that you are wanting answered.  What Is Needed To Prepare Your Pet For Daycare? There...

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