Hyperthyroidism, defined as an overactive thyroid gland, is one of the most commonly diagnosed health problems in senior cats. While many owners initially opt for the conservative treatment protocol of administering daily medication to regulate their cat's thyroid hormone levels and reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, some cats become increasingly stressed with the pilling process. To avoid putting a strain on your relationship with your kitty, consider another treatment method that is available as a permanent cure for many feline patients with this disease.
21 September 2015
If you own a shy cat, you might be reluctant to take them to the vet for yearly checkups. This can seem like a scarring event for your cat, making pet owners nervous. Fears of your cat escaping, having anxiety, or being aggressive to the veterinarian can all cause even the best pet owner to avoid veterinary care. Here are four ways that you can get over your fears and get your cat ready for the vet.
28 August 2015
If you have recently found out that your cat is pregnant, you want to do everything possible to ensure your cat stays very healthy through the process. You should also do all that you can to keep them feeling comfortable. This article will provide you with helpful advice on how to care for your pregnant cat's health, how to help them feel secure during pregnancy and how to help them get through the birthing process.
7 August 2015
It's common knowledge that a daily routine of brushing and flossing will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but not all cat owners know that their furry friend's teeth also need some maintenance. If you don't look after your cat's teeth, he or she could develop gingivitis, also known as gum disease. Here are four things you need to know about your cat and gingivitis. Why do cats get gingivitis?
20 July 2015
If you and your spouse are a young married couple, and are looking into getting a pet, then a dog is an excellent choice. Dog's are loving and loyal for the most part, and you will quickly find that they become a member of your family. However, even if you decide that you want to get a dog, you still need to choose a breed that suits you and your lifestyle.
22 June 2015
Like any cat owner, you adore your pet and want them around you as much as possible. However, when your cat suffers from halitosis or bad breath, they can be hard to tolerate. However, training them to let you brush their teeth and help you take control of your cat's oral health and eliminate that awful stench. Start Young and Slow Contrary to popular belief, cats can be trained. It just takes a lot of patience and understanding the way cats learn.
3 June 2015
If your dog is expecting a litter, you probably scheduled vacations and business trips around the expected big day so that you will be present for the puppies' births. Despite best laid plans, unexpected events can and do occur. Should this happen to you and you find yourself needing to board your pregnant pooch, make sure that your veterinarian and boarding facility staff members are both aware of the situation. For even better results, keep these three additional tips in mind.
8 May 2015