Keep These Kitty Safety Tips In Mind As Summer Rolls In
23 April 2015
Summer brings warmer temperatures and fun activities. For cats, it also brings a number of health and safety risks. Follow these summer safety tips to ensure your cat stays healthy and happy this summer.
Make sure your cat has an open window or a cool space to lounge.
Contrary to popular belief, cats are not more tolerant of heat than are people. In fact, they have a harder time cooling down because they can only pant or sweat through their foot pads to lower their body temperature.
Is Your Dog Only Partially Potty Trained? Learn How To Finish The Job With Bells
20 April 2015
If you obtained a dog from someone who could no longer care for them, you may have been told that the dog was potty trained. If you find that this isn't actually the case, tell your vet at your pup's first visit, so they can rule out any diseases. This is rare though, and it's likely that the dog does not understand how to let their human know they need to go outside.
Fat Cats: Is Your Pet Overweight?
4 April 2015
As human waistbands expand, veterinarians are seeing pets with the same issue -- a bit too much fat carried around the middle. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 57.9 percent of pet cats in the U.S. were overweight or obese in 2014.
Like with people, the extra weight can lead to associated health problems like diabetes and heart problems. But determining if your cat is carrying too many pounds isn't always easy.
Can't Afford the Vet This Month? 4 Tips for Grooming Your Dog at Home
1 April 2015
If your dog is an important part of your family, you want to keep it healthy. Part of its healthcare routine should include proper grooming. You can't always find the time or money to take your dog to the animal hospital for grooming. That doesn't mean that your pet has to go without proper care. In fact, there are some simple treatments you can give your pet right at home. Here are a few tricks for keeping your dog well-groomed, even when you can't get to the groomers.