Declawing is a topic that arouses strong feelings. Some people believe it's cruel and unnecessary, while others think it has its place.
Pet Health Tips
Do you avoid getting up close and personal with your pet’s breath? That bad breath is certainly unpleasant enough, but your pet could have a worse problem. Tartar buildup on teeth and inﬂamed gums can actually undermine your pet’s good health.
It may not seem as though your cat is doing much when he is lounging near a sunny window for hours on end, but he's burning energy - and a lot of it - all day. In fact, your lap cat needs more energy-producing nutrients, like protein, than most dogs do in order to stay healthy and active.
Your pet can't tell you that his ear is itchy, but he'll let you know by shaking his head or scratching at his ears. Then it's up to you and your veterinarian to figure out the cause and what to do about it.
Here’s some basic information about preventing fleas and heartworms in your cats and dogs. For more specifics about how to treat your pets for these conditions, please talk to your veterinarian.
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is very similar to the virus that causes AIDS in humans. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and FIV belong to the same class, the lentiviruses. However, the virus seen in cats is in no way transmissible to humans or dogs. FIV occurs worldwide, but is more prevalent in certain geographic areas.
Virginia and Paul found a stray cat outside their apartment building in Los Angeles. Neither of the two were cat people. In fact they had been talking about adding a dog to the household since both had grown up with dogs and felt comfortable with them. This cat was a whole new universe.
Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet and your family. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your cat to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet and your family. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also allow your dog to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
As the old adage goes, “You are what you eat.” Selecting the right diet is especially important for cats because of the unique way that they break down food for energy.
Information provided in these articles is intended to provide some guidance for you and your pet. Not all animals behave (or respond) in the same manner. Should you have questions or concerns about anything you see here, please consult your veterinarian. While we work with vets on a regular basis, we are not veterinarians. We feel the articles here provide useful but general guidelines and suggestions for working with your pet. Please note, some articles may be disturbing to young children. Please preview articles to make sure they are appropriate for your child.