Marijuana is becoming legalized and decriminalized in certain states particularly for medicinal use. While it's still classified as illegal, new federal enforcement priorities essentially discourage federal prosecutors from pursuing non-violent marijuana users. In light of this easing up of restrictions, it's not surprising that the Pet Poison Helpline is reporting a 200 percent increase in the incidence of marijuana poisoning seen in pets. According to an article in the Denver Post, dogs and cats like marijuana and will eat the herb whenever they can get their paws on it.
18 April 2016
Moving to another state or country is often a stressful experience, yet it can be especially traumatic for pets that are exposed to too many new experiences in a short period of time. With a long-distance move, it may not be possible to use the typical strategies such as taking your dog to the new home for brief visits. Fortunately, there are still several ways that you can ease the stress for your dog so that they can have a smooth transition to your new residence.
8 March 2016
If you smell something horrible in your house or outside your home, you just may have a skunk nearby. The smell is so strong that if a skunk sprays near the foundation of your home, it can permeate inside your home. Skunks spray when they are threatened, such as from animal or a human. If you are having this problem, follow the tips below to get things smelling fresh again.
5 February 2016
Poison dart frogs, tropical rainforest frogs and golden frogs are all sold in pet shops across the country. They are so beautifully and brightly colored, and their tiny appearance makes you want to hold one. However, many people shy away from this kind of pet, worried that the biotoxins produced in the skins of these amphibians will kill them. While this is a great selling point, it is hardly the truth, and it can result in many curious pet owners shying away from buying these amphibians for sale.
8 January 2016
Most cat owners know the importance of maintaining regular vaccinations for protecting their cat against disease. Veterinarian medicine has become advanced, providing medical care for cats that is helping them live longer and happier lives. However, taking steps to protect your cat from some viruses takes more than just a vaccine. Learn more about the virus feline infectious peritonitis, FIP, and what you can do to help protect your feline friend.
11 December 2015
Healthy pit bull terriers have silky-soft coats that are a joy to pat and stroke. To give your pit bull's coat the best support and care, you should remember the following facts: Every pit bull coat is unique. There is no "wrong" color for a pit bull. They can be spotted, blue, mostly black, brindle, or white. They may have black, brown, or pink noses to match. It's good to know the exact name for your pit bull's coat type, however.
16 November 2015
Chances are, if you have a furry feline in your home, you will want to take good care of this pet. Millions of people have a cat as a fun and playful companion, but having a pet can also mean a lot of responsibility, too. Keeping your cat happy and healthy should be at the top of your daily to-do list. However, there are certain symptoms that may indicate you need to take your feline to the vet.
20 October 2015
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