So the kids are out of school or you’re taking some time off from work? If your schedule changes, you should consider your pets’ scheduling needs as well. Your altered schedule won’t make much sense to your pets and it could cause them some transitional stress. Routine helps dogs and cats feel safe.
If the temperature is hot enough to make you sweat, it’s hot enough for your pet to suffer from heatstroke. According to Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart’s vet expert, heatstroke occurs when your pet’s body temperature, normally 102 degrees, rises to 105 to 110 degrees. It can cause lethargy, coma, organ failure and death. Learn & Read more �
Sarcoptic mange or scabies is caused by a microscopic insect, a mite, which infects dogs, cats and other mammals, including people.
The insect burrows under the skin causing very intense itching. Pets are often so itchy they may chew, rub or lick at their skin until open wounds develop.
Everyone loves a special treat, even your pets. If you have some extra time or are looking for a fun project to do with the kids, make a healthy, low-calorie treat for your furry family member. And when feeding your pet treats, remember to keep them in moderation and count them as part of their daily dietary intake.
Separation anxiety in pets is caused by the stress and fear of being left alone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the stress your pet experiences when you leave home. Learn how to spot separation anxiety symptoms and what you can do if your pet experiences it.
Common symptoms of separation anxiety:
Spaying female cats and dogs not only reduces the homeless pet population, it can improve your relationship with your pet. This simple surgery can prevent health and behavioral problems associated with heat cycles, giving you a longer and more enjoyable life together.
Spaying female cats and dogs not only reduces the homeless pet population, it can improve your relationship with your & Read more �
If you are noticing a lot of dog or cat hair building up on your sofa and carpet, chances are it’s time to shed out winter coats. But shedding can be an issue year-round not to mention muddy paws.
A good grooming routine will help keep your house a lot cleaner year-round and make Fido or Milo look and feel better & Read more �
These days, there’s a great choice of humanely-produced pet foods from manufacturers who support sustainable production. Many natural pet foods are made from whole ingredients and do not contain artificial preservatives. Organic pet foods are made from ingredients that are raised or grown without manufactured pesticides and fertilizers, drugs or hormones.
All dogs can bite. Even if you think, “Not my dog!” it could happen.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites. Of those, more than half are children. There are campaigns like National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which occurs the third week of May, that help raise awareness & Read more �