Are Your Cat’s Vaccinations Up To Date?...

Mar 15, 2016 by

Maintaining your cat’s health is more than just spilling some kibble into a bowl and keeping a water dish filled. One of the most important facets of your cat’s well-being is maintaining up to date immunizations for a few core vaccines. Just because your cat was vaccinated before being adopted doesn’t mean no further attention is needed on this matter. Initial Vaccinations Before going home with you, your kitten should have received an initial round of vaccines in order to start them on the road to maintaining good health. This first round of shots, normally in the form of a single combination vaccine, typically provides immunization against rhinotracheitis, feline distemper and calicivirus and can be administered as early as 6 weeks. Following this, additional boosters will be necessary every 3-4 weeks until your kitten...

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Tips For Cat Owners To Make Vet Day Less Of An Ordeal...

Sep 8, 2014 by

It’s no secret that cats, generally, are not particularly fond of carriers. Nor do they enjoy car rides, shots, or anything outside the norm — all of which can make visiting the veterinarian’s office an absolute nightmare. But taking your four-legged friend to the vet doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration. Here are three simple ways to make the vet experience less of a tension convention for both your cat and yourself: Stop Hiding the Carrier Cats dislike surprises, so don’t make the mistake of stowing your cat’s carrier away until the last minute then surprising her with it, which may cause her to panic and hide. Instead, leave it out in the open year-round, in a room where she spends a lot of time. That way, your cat gets comfortable with...

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Call The Vet: Pet Symptoms That Require Immediate Action...

Sep 5, 2014 by

Your pets are not just part of your family, they are your family. But unlike people, they can’t always tell you what’s wrong when they don’t feel well. While we can ask our human children about tummy aches, headaches or what they may have gotten into that day, with our pets we are often left to guess what is going on. While some ailments that need immediate attention are obvious, like a seizure or poor breathing, there are other ailments and symptoms that may be less obvious, but still call for a visit to the animal hospital. If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, take it to the vet immediately. Excessive Vomiting A little vomiting is not anything to be too concerned about. Keep an eye on your cat or dog, though....

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Looking to Adopt? Bathroom Dangers for Pets to Avoid...

Sep 5, 2014 by

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. There is a lot you can do to keep your pet safe and make sure it stays healthy and happy. Like having a child, having a pet requires some life changes. These changes include the way your household is set up and what is in your home. Multiple hazards exist in a house for pets, especially the bathroom. When not properly looked after, serious situations can arise that may leave your pet in danger. Danger in the Bathroom One household hazard that can affect the well being of your pet is a shower curtain. It seems like a simple and common bathroom necessity, but it can lead to harm and injury for pets. A shower curtain leaves a wide, open space for pets to climb or jump...

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Watch Out For These 4 Outdoor Dog Dangers...

Sep 5, 2014 by

Most dogs love spending time out in the backyard when the weather is nice and warm. Although running around outside can provide a lot of exercise and entertainment for your pooch, he can be exposed to potentially harmful substances. Watch your dog carefully when he is outside so that he does not ingest anything harmful. Here are four outdoor dog dangers that you should watch out for. Ticks Ticks are pesky insects that can attach to your dog’s head, ears and feet. If your dog has ticks, it can lead to anemia, skin infections and blood loss. In extreme cases, these insects can transmit life-threatening diseases like ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease. That is why it is so important to check your dog for ticks after he gets done playing outside. If you see a tick,...

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How To Plan A Pet Funeral

Sep 5, 2014 by

Because pets are often a cherished member of the family, pet funerals were developed to help those who are faced with this loss to have closure and say goodbye. Many of the traditions often seen at funerals for humans are common at pet ceremonies as well. Here are a few suggestions for making your pet’s funeral as respectful and meaningful as they deserve. Contact a Pet Funeral Home Your veterinarian, local animal shelter or groomer are all good resources for finding funeral homes who cater to pet owners. These companies offer services similar to traditional funeral homes. They can provide caskets, cremation and perform the actual funeral service. If you are unable to afford this type of service, consider just purchasing a casket or learn about their options for burial plots if you are unable...

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