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First Aid for Pets

Accidents and emergencies aren’t just for humans. While first aid is no substitute for emergency veterinary care, it is important for treating certain injuries and preventing symptoms or situations from worsening. In critical emergencies opting to administer first aid before heading to your veterinarian could make the difference between the life and death of your [...]

2017-03-19T10:51:41+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Vaccinations and Examinations

Regular vaccinations and examinations will help keep your pet healthy and happy. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you of the frequency that your pet should be examined, but most recommend either annual or six-monthly visits. This is because pets age an average of 7 times faster than humans and so by the time [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:24+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ticks

What are Ticks? Ticks are arachnids that belong to the same family as spiders and mites. They are parasitic and feed on the blood of host animals. They are visible to the naked eye, but start of around the size of a pin head before swelling with blood as they feast. Animals living in the [...]

2017-03-19T10:34:47+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

Seasonal Care

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a State with relatively consistent weather and temperatures. Just as humans change their behavior and diet with fluctuations in temperature, so do most animals. Here are our guidelines for seasonal care for your pets. Winter If temperatures plummet and your pet usually likes to spend most of [...]

2017-03-19T10:37:43+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Recognizing an Ill Pet

Just like humans pets can have days where they feel a little lethargic and under the weather, but it is the natural instinct of an animal to try and disguise any signs of illness. They do this in the wild as showing weakness leaves them vulnerable to predators and open to attack. Unfortunately this can [...]

2017-03-19T10:32:44+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

Pet Obesity

We are constantly being told that obesity levels are increasing and we should act now to ensure our long term health. However this problem does not just affect humans. A shocking statistic from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention states that an estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or [...]

2017-03-19T10:31:03+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

The Importance of Pet Grooming

While for many people the concept of grooming your pet conjures up notions of brushes and bows, it is in fact a vital element to their overall health and wellbeing. Regularly grooming your animal allows you to catch any underlying diseases or conditions early, meaning that they will be able to be treated quicker and [...]

2017-03-19T10:29:34+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , |

Heartworm

What is Heartworm? Heartworm is a serious illness that can cause heart failure, lung disease, organ damage and even death in dogs, cats and ferrets. Heartworm is most prevalent in pets living along the Atlantic Gulf coasts from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, and in those living alongside the Mississippi and its main [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:31+00:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |