You open up your local newspaper to see a breathtakingly adorable ad about a new litter of puppies on sale in your area! Captivated, you call the breeder immediately and set up a time to meet at a local dog park. Perfect! The next day, you receive your new furry best friend.
Lupus is a serious condition that does not only happen to humans but also to some animals, especially dogs. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body produces antibodies to attach varying organs, as well as cells and tissues.
It is definitely heartbreaking to find out that your precious dog has lupus. Worst, realize it too late. While it’s not a good habit to obsess about the possibility of your pets developing a serious disease, it’s also not a bad idea to educate yourself about various health problems in dogs and find out how they can be prevented or cured. read more
Cats get sick from time to time.
But what can you do against it? How should you treat your kitty when she is walking around coughing, sneezing and simply not feeling well?
In the past, L-Lysine has been considered a valid supplement for kitties to strengthen their immune system. Today we’ll take a closer look at L-Lysine and tell you what you need for when your cat gets sick. read more
Fleas are complete trouble for any pet and its owner; so it’s really important to find a viable flea treatment that works instantly. There is a wide range of flea medicines and preventives out there for pets; so it may very well be hard to find the perfect treatment for your pet. Families with cats and dogs can face other difficulties in finding a treatments sensitive for cats yet sufficiently able to eradicate infestations in dogs. read more
Anyone who has ever owned a pet will agree that they bring endless fun to your life, as well as hours of amusement.
It seems that dogs and cats can calm us down and reduce stress. They also encourage us to get extra exercise. Older people who live alone often have dogs or cats as their companions. read more
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. read more
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
When it comes to taking care of our lovable four-legged babies, we need to make sure that we are giving them the right nutrition for their health. This is why we should be choosing the best brand pet food that will support their development and immune system. Feeding your pets is one way of showing your care and love for them. Careful consideration when picking what food is best for your pets is a good way to keep them happy and healthy. read more
A conscious animal, capable of love and creating friendly relationships; can be devoid of these sensibilities by enduring pain, fear, anger, and anxiety instead. For a bird that could fly in the open, is locked up in a cage like a showpiece. While a dog meant for a cold region, it is domesticated in a hot, rugged environment where it is kept indoors in AC. Even a horse that grazes in open pastures of land is fed twice a day causing him gastric ulcers. Animal cruelty can take place in many forms. As a matter of fact, while reading this, another animal is being abused, neglected, slaughtered and or abandoned. What does it take to create a protective environment for animals and prevent it from occurring? read more