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:
Health emergencies for your pet aren't always as obvious as you might think, and it can be easy to dismiss certain signs of a needed appointment with a vet as being common problems with animals or just your pet acting up or acting out for attention. However, a responsible pet owner will ensure that he or she knows the signs and symptoms of a medical problem with their pet, and is ready to take them to the vet as needed.
When you have a dog or a cat, they become a treasured part of the family, and you don't want to leave them at any cost. This is true even if you move or travel abroad. Hi, my name is Katie, and I traveled with my dog for nearly 10 years before his passing one year ago. I loved every moment we had together, but I also learned a lot of important things about the type of veterinary care travelling animals need. If you want to learn about veterinary care or tips for travelling animals or just in general, I invite you to explore my blog.