As cats are such curious and adventurous animals, it’s only natural that they will often find themselves in risky situations. Thankfully, they have the right genetics to deal with awkward falls from a height, and the speed and agility to escape from the danger of aggressive animals.
A slight burning sensation in the stomach or a common case of heartburn can cause so much discomfort, and pain to us. Imagine a horse suffering a stomach ulcer and running in races and competitive events.
Ulcers can affect horses of any age and aren’t necessarily associated with older horses. In fact, the foals are more susceptible to stomach ulcers as they begin secreting equine gastric acid within 2 days of birth and the acidity of the gastric acid is higher than normal. The ulcer syndrome is a condition prevalent in 70-90% of the horses. Ulcers in horses are very common among horses and only four to ten percent of these heal without any formal treatment. read more
Did you know that a healthy cat should only develop hairballs once or twice a year? This is according to the executive director of The CATalyst Council, Dr. Jane Brunt. Although often looked upon as a normal occurrence, the constant development of hairballs in your cat could indicate serious health complications. So serious, in fact, that every April 26th, we celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day, a day designed to create awareness about these seemingly normal but life-threatening occurrences. read more
In both war and peace, humans, especially soldiers have always had a trustworthy, loyal and extremely helpful partner by their side. But that companion wasn’t a dog as you might think. Horses have been helping us with traveling, farming, having fun, competing and even with fighting when a need for it occurred. So, we’ve obviously been together for a long time but have we treated our horses and cared for them as we should have? At most times yes, which doesn’t mean it was an easy and simple task at all. read more
Looking after your pup can be a really taxing, potentially expensive and definitely non-stop job. Even though it may seem like dogs are largely self-sufficient and don’t need an especially large amount of care, there are actually all sorts of things that you need to do to make sure your friend lives a happy and healthy life. One of the most common sources of discomfort and unhappiness amongst dogs, no matter how well looked after they are, is itchiness. read more
Bully sticks for dogs are popular treats. It can take even the strongest chewer some time to finish off a bully stick. These are a great (and low cost!) natural babysitter.
Even better, bully sticks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. You’ll always have something new to keep treat time interesting and fun for your pup. read more
Regardless of how old they get, dogs always remain a pet parent’s little bundle of joy. No parent can see their pooch in an upsetting situation. However, age does catch up in dogs too, making room for degenerative ailments like dog dementia, which can severely affect their mental and physical wellbeing. Therefore, such ailments are better diagnosed early. read more
You’re going for hiking with your friend and are probably wearing comfortable shoes to protect your feet, but then, what about your dog’s feet safety? Here are ideas to keep your dog paw in good condition despite the harsh surfaces.
Dog paws are normally thick and tough. However, this is no guarantee that they can’t get hurt, and just like other animal paws, dog owners need to be cautious of this. By nature, dog’s feet were crafted to endure harsh surfaces, but despite this, pet paws are still highly prone to injury by burns, blisters, sores. Sore pads are usually a common manifestation especially after a long period of hiking, moving through icy and snowy surfaces and walking on roughly cemented surfaces like pavements. read more
Most dog owners realize that importance of hygiene for their pet’s health. However, they are unsure about many things, like how often should their pet be given a bath. This issue arises with every new dog you have because there are so many breeds that it is impossible to give a uniform answer to this seemingly simple question. There are several factors that will help you determine how often you should bathe your dog. read more
A sick cat is always something to check on especially if it is an infection that could affect a household – more so the ones with multiple pets. The URI or Upper Respiratory Infection is getting more and more common for cats. Also known as the cat flu, this infection can easily spread. read more