Getting outside is a great way to stay healthy and have fun with your furry friends. The summer time is perfect for swimming, hiking or a Frisbee game at the park but itchy mosquito bites can be a real summer bummer. Even worse, there are some diseases that these blood-feeding insects can spread. There are many things that can be done to help protect your dogs and cats from mosquitoes which All Pets Veterinary Medical Center will discuss.
Texas summers bring the increased likelihood of fleas, tapeworms and dermatitis in pets. Milder temperatures and increased humidity provide ideal conditions for survival and increased reproduction rates for these pests. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective flea, tapeworm and dermatitis products that can help control these.
One of the most important things you can do for your dog is to keep him or her engaged and exercised. The easiest way to achieve this is by taking your pup for a walk. However, as important as a good walk is to your furry friend, we still find excuses not to do it. Here are a few reasons why you should carve out time for dog walking every single day.
The value of your cat’s whiskers is more than skin deep. They are a crucial navigational tool, a pointer to impending danger and even an indicator of mood. Cats typically have a dozen whiskers arranged in four neat lines on each cheek, a few more where we have eyebrows, some under the chin and also on the wrists behind their paws. Each of them serve the same basic purpose: they are sensory, they help them work on where they are spatially.
Obviously, dogs can’t verbalize how they are feeling to us beyond perhaps a bit of whining or barking, and that’s pretty non-specific and really difficult to interpret. If you have a pup that licks a lot, you might be left wondering why.
Everybody has their favorite foods, but cats are notoriously fussy when it comes to what they will or won’t eat. And often times, they’ll decide to not like something — at the precise moment when you were convinced you had finally found the one food they loved. So, what’s the deal with these finicky cats?
Animal health and human health are inextricably connected. So much so, that initiatives to unite human and veterinary medicine which have existed for centuries. This article will discuss the differences between human medicine and pet medicine, as well as what medicines are safe and not safe for pets.
Hairless cats and dogs have not just been subjected to a bad experience with an overzealous groomer. They are born with no hair. Here are is everything you need to know about hairless pets, from history, breeds, health and care.