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.
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
We all want the best for our pets, and if you’re like us, you might think that prevention is the best kind of medicine. Also, while there’s plenty of health discussion around avoiding wheat for your dogs, maintaining great dental health, and even switching out top pet food brands for chow with healthier ingredients, there aren’t a lot of people discussing probiotics for your dog. In this article, you’ll learn all about these wondrous bacteria, and why we think they’re an important daily supplement for your pup’s overall wellbeing. read more
Cats are amazing pets who love to cuddle with you. They are highly playful who gel with children as well, which makes them excellent family pets. Taking good care of their health plays a huge role in their overall well being and development. In order to keep them healthy and fit, we shall look at some excellent preventive measures of a number of common cat diseases. read more
Gum disease is very common in dogs. In fact, it is five times more likely to occur in dogs than in humans. Studies also show that more than 80 percent of dogs will have some form of gum disease by age three. And it’s not just what you see or smell that is alarming. The danger of gum disease can get deeper than that! Your pet depends so much on you, and it is only through you that they can stay away from health problems. Thus, knowing about the early signs of periodontal disease is something that every pet owner should know. read more
Fleas can bother both you and your pets, causing itchiness and irritated skin. If left uncontrolled, fleas will reproduce quickly and become an infestation that is extremely hard to deal with.
Ideally, you want to stop the pesky parasites before they can even get near you and your pets, by keeping them out of your house and out of your yard. read more
It may be time to shake our reservations about hemp and other cannabis-based products. The fact of the matter is, they help our pets in ways many supplements can’t. Our misconceptions about hemp come from our knowledge that cannabis has “psychoactive” effects, but is that always true? read more
If you are reading this article, you might be concerned because your pet has blood test results that are less than ideal.
Maybe your vet has made recommendations.
Maybe you want to increase the chances of your pet living a happy, longer, and fulfilling life.
Whatever your reasons, getting your pet’s liver to good health, will ensure peace of mind and comfort for both you and your pet. read more