Vaccinating dogs is an important part of keeping them healthy, preventing diseases that can be fatal in some cases. If your dog is a suitable candidate for vaccination and your vet advises you that it's the best option, you should try your best to keep up with the recommended schedule. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to keep on top of regular vaccination top-ups. You may miss the right date when you're busy and forget to schedule an appointment afterwards.
The unfortunate reality about dogs, cats and other domesticated pets is that there tends to be an abundance of them. This large population typically means that there is a considerable number of pets that do not have loving homes, which leads to strays in the street and overpopulated animal shelters. Therefore, spaying or neutering of animals is essential to ensure that you are not contributing to the rise in homeless pets.
While ideally your pet would not eat poison it is all too easy for a pet to end up eating poison inadvertently if they end up eating a poisoned piece of flesh (such as a poisoned rat or rabbit) or make it into a space with poison such a shed. Here are some tips to help you if you do find a pet that has been poisoned. Locate the source of the poison
If you have a pregnant dog who is due to give birth you'll want to work out the best ways to support them through this exciting time. However, while most labours go smoothly, in some cases a dog may get distressed in labour and need some extra support. Here are some tips to help you identify troublesome issues in labour and give your dog the best support. Stalled labour Labour in dogs usually progresses reasonably quickly.
Parasitic ear mites are contagious, and your cat only has to come into contact with an infected cat to become a host. If ear mites are left untreated, they can begin to colonise in other parts of your cat's body. Additionally, ear mites can make your cat's ears feel so itchy they will scratch until they damage the inner ear, which can impair their hearing. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for ear mites in cats: