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Vet Care Shows You Care

If you care for your pet, and we know you do, then it is important to also allow a veterinarian to care for them. Your vet is the one who can provide vaccines, check your pet for ongoing conditions like arthritis and parasitic infections, and recommend medications to treat fleas and ticks. Most vet are very familiar with treated dogs and cats, and many will also treat rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other household pets. If you'd like to learn more about veterinary care, then plan on spending some time on this website. It's a good resource for any curious pet owner.



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What Extra Vet Services Do Older Cats Need?

Most animals, and even humans, become increasingly prone to a number of health conditions as they age. Cats are no exception. Because of this change, older cats need more veterinary care than younger cats—both in order to detect disease and in order to treat it. Here are some of the major veterinary services that are often necessary for older cats. Dental Care Cats become increasingly prone to both tooth decay and gum disease as they age.

3 Items In The Household That May Hurt Your Dog If Ingested

It can extremely exciting to decide to adopt a puppy, but there are many dangers in your home that could pose a risk to your new member of the family that you may overlook because you are so filled with joy. There are a number of substances and items in your home that are completely safe for you, as a human, but are very toxic to dogs, which could result in an emergency trip to a local animal hospital if your new puppy gets into them.

Senior Dog Care: How To Spot A Nutritional Deficiency

Maybe your dog's coat is looking duller or they don't seem as energetic during their walk. As dogs age, they become prone to nutritional deficiencies. Identifying when your dog is experiencing a nutritional deficiency will help them maintain quality of life in their senior years.  Your Dog Is Underweight  One of the earlier signs your pup isn't getting the nutrition they need is when they start to lose weight. Older dogs are prone to losing weight due to secondary conditions that prevent them from eating in the first place.

Putting To Rest A Few Myths About Spaying And Neutering Your Pets

Most veterinarians and animal experts agree that spaying or neutering your pet is important not only for their own health but for the health and well-being of their entire species. Yet, there are still some pet owners who refuse to spay or neuter or who put these procedures off for far too long. In most cases, people avoid spaying or neutering not based on facts, but instead based on one of the following myths:

Protect Their Chompers: Why Your Puppy Needs a Lifetime of Dental Care

If you've recently adopted a puppy, now's the time to get started with dental care. You probably know that your puppy needs to have a medical check-up at least once a year. If you're like most pet owners, you don't realize that your puppy also needs to have a dental exam at least once a year as well. Canine dental exams are just as important as your own dental exams. Here are just four of the reasons why your puppy needs routine dental exams.

Cat Behavioral Problems That You Should Bring To Your Vet's Attention

Sometimes cat behavioral problems are just that — behavioral problems. Other times, though, those behavioral problems are actually your cat's way of telling you something is wrong with them, health-wise. Here are a few cat behavioral problems that you should bring to your vet's attention. Urinating outside of the litter box. Cats usually do not urinate outside the litter box unless they are scared or in some kind of pain. If your cat's environment changed recently — maybe you got another cat or just moved to a new home — that could explain the behavior.

Pet Ferret? Make Sure You Get It Vaccinated

Ferrets are sometimes lumped in with other small, caged pets like hamsters and guinea pigs. But in fact, ferrets are more similar to dogs and cats in the level of care and attention they require. Most do best when they only spend some of their time in a cage. And ferrets, like dogs and cats, require regular veterinary care including vaccines. Here's a look at the pet vaccinations ferrets need for their health and safety.

Why Your Male Dog Should Be Neutered, Even If He Lives Inside

When you hear the advice to neuter your male dog, your first thought may be, "Why? He lives inside!" You may figure that if he's not out roaming around, he won't be able to reproduce, so there is no point in neutering him. This reasoning is not silly and seems valid on the surface, but actually, there are some very good reasons to neuter a male dog that will live indoors.

3 Health Issues For Small Dog Breeds

Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States. According to recent statistics from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), there are over 89 million pet dogs in the country. Half of the households in the U.S. have small dogs. Examples of small dog breeds include Pomeranians, Yorkshire terriers, Italian greyhounds, and miniature poodles. There are many reasons dog owners choose to have a smaller breed. Small dogs cost less to feed, they do well in smaller spaces, and they are easier to groom.

A Cat Lover's Guide To Ear Mites

Ear mites can afflict any cat, but those that spend time outdoors are more likely to become infested. These pinhead-sized pests create large colonies in the ears. Besides discomfort, a mite infestation can lead to sores, infection, and hearing loss. Fortunately, mites can be easily treated if caught early. Signs of Mite Infestation Symptoms of a potential mite infestation are easy to spot. Your cat may increase grooming attempts around the ears, scratch constantly, or repeatedly shake their head.

Are Cats Able To Catch The Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has everyone on edge, but your cat's health might be the last thing on your mind. After all, the vast majority of illnesses that humans can catch can't be communicated to animals. But is this the case with the coronavirus? Read on to find out. Studies and Real-World Studies have shown that believe it or not, cats can indeed catch the coronavirus. When exposed directly to coronavirus samples, cats contracted the illness.

How To Calm Fearful Pets For Vaccination Appointments

Pets need vaccinations starting from a young age. Puppies and kittens are given a full range of vaccinations to protect them from diseases that could be harmful or even fatal. As pets grow older, they'll need to receive booster shots to maintain their immunity. Unfortunately, some pets are afraid of the veterinarian's office, and injections can exacerbate this fear. Here are four tips that will help you keep your pet calm during their pet vaccination appointments:

Taking An Anxious Cat To The Vet

Most cats don't love going to the vet, and for an anxious kitty, the process can be downright terrifying. Before they even arrive at the vet's office, they have to get into a carrier, ride in a car, and wait in a waiting room with other pets. It's no wonder they get worried. However, even for anxious kitties, regular visits to the vet are important for ongoing health. Here are some tips to make the experience easier on you and on your anxious feline friend.

Should You Isolate Away From Your Cats If You Get COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has shown itself to be extremely dangerous to humans. But what about your pets? If you have cats, it might alarm you to know that they could be in danger from it, too. Here's what you should do if you're worried about protecting your kitty. The First Known Case As of this moment, there's only one cat that veterinarians are certain has acquired the coronavirus.