What You Need To Know About The Pet Dentist Visit
A pet dentist? That's right. You make sure that you get your teeth checked and cleaned every year, or even twice a year. So why skip your furry friend's dental care? The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that cats and small-breed dogs over one-year have regular dental exams and cleanings every year and that large-breed dogs start their care at age two. Before you schedule your dog or cat's dental, check out these need-to-know facts about your pet's annual healthy mouth care.
Pet Boarding 101: Three Helpful Preparation Tips For Every Dog Owner
Traveling with a pet is not always possible. While a dog might be man's best friend, it's often expensive (or impossible) to take them with you on trips. Luckily, that's where pet boarding facilities come in. Designed to care for your dog while you're away, these facilities ensure that your dog remains happy and healthy until you return. If you have never used a pet boarding facility, you might worry about how your dog will react.
Own A Flat-Faced Dog? 4 Tips To Cool It Down In The Heat
If you own a flat-faced dog, such as a Boston Terrier, or Pug, you might not realize how dangerous the heat can be. All dogs face risks if they're left in the heat for too long. However, flat-faced breeds can become very ill, very quickly when left in the heat. In fact, heat-related illnesses can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and organ failure. If your dog has been exposed to the heat for too long, as is looking weak, you'll need to take quick action.
Three Great Reasons To Spay Your Female Cat
If you have a female cat, it's essential that you make an appointment with your vet to have her spayed as soon as possible. The obvious reason for this is so you can avoid having litter after litter of kittens. But there are many other good reasons to spay your female cat, too. Here's a closer look. Reduced Risk of Cancer Female cats have an increasing risk of reproductive cancers, such as uterine and ovarian cancers, as they age.
Time To Prepare For Summer: 4 Ways To Protect Your Dog From The Heat
With the hottest days of the summer still ahead, it's time to start devising new ways to keep your dog cool. Even a normal romp around the back yard can leave your dog feeling the effects of the hot temperatures. Spending the entire day outside unprotected – or even just a few hours – can spell disaster for your pet. Don't worry though. The tips provided here will help you keep your dog cool and comfortable this summer.
Emergency Veterinarian Situations For Dog Owners
Your dog is like one of the family, and you always make sure that they are well taken care of. One aspect of caring for your dog is always making sure that he or she gets the very best medical attention possible. It is safe to say that you have kept up with shots and that you even got your dog neutered or spayed when the time was right. However, it can be very important that you know when to take your dog into an emergency veterinarian's office.
Backyard Dangers To Your Dog And How To Avoid Them
Your dog likely spends a lot of time in the backyard. It's a place for your dog to relax with only minimal supervision so that he doesn't have to be cooped up all day. It's important that you are aware of some of the hidden dangers lurking in your backyard, though, so that no harm befalls your beloved pet. #1: The water dish As a responsible pet owner you are probably aware that you need to provide water for your dog when he is outdoors at all times.