Learn what to expect at your pet's euthanasia appointment. Understand the origin of the term ''to put to sleep'' and how the procedure is carried out.
Learn common reasons of why dogs may growl and how they use it to avoid certain situations.
Unspayed female dogs are prone to pyometra, a serious, potentially fatal disease that requires immediate intervention. If your intact female is sick, please see your vet immediately.
Are you exuberant, easy going and extrovert? Or are you solitary, a bit aloof and quiet? Chances are the choice of your pet may reflect a bit your personality. It is not a surprise why poets, artists and writers have a...
Learn about the most common and some not-so common causes of limping in dogs. Find out how to palpate the injured leg and decide what to do.
Can cats remember well? Learn how good a cat's memory is and what they are more likely to remember.
Compared to other animals, a cat's eyes are pretty unique having special distinct features that set them apart. Large, intense and simply beautiful, a cat's eyes were built as devices to help capture the slightest...
Check the ingredients. Cats were not designed to eat carbohydrate-rich fillers like corn, and "meat by-products" means meat found unfit for human consumption.
While cats may not chew to the extent of puppies and dogs, they may still set their own repertoire of destructive damage. Cats merely chew for three particular reasons: teething (which takes place between 3 to 6 months...
Learn how cats get upper respiratory infections and how to treat a cold in cats.
If your adorable furry kitten is scratching consistently and appears irritated, very likely he/she is dealing with annoying fleas. Fleas are small parasites that feed on a cat's blood. It is not necessary for cats to go...
When a dog develops a urinary tract infection, it develops some pitiful symptoms that can make him miserable. Typical symptoms include: Straining to urinate Blood in urine Increased drinking Increased urination...
clarita If your cat was recently in heat and she had access to the outside world, very likely she has met several candidates willing to begin "courtship practices". A cat in heat after all, is hard to be ignored,...
A constipated cat is not a happy cat. Your cat may pay frequent visits to his litter box and strain unproductively. As frustrating as this can be, it is of utmost importance that owners differentiate a case of...
A cat's eyes are mysterious, intriguing and simply astonishing. Built to be able to see much better than humans in the night, a cat's eyes are large compared to the size of the head, typically like other nocturnal...
Dog owners, especially those that have a dog for the first time, may be reluctant to consider neutering their dog once he becomes sexually mature. The reasons behind this reluctance may be tied to the still popular...
Worried about nose bleeds in dogs? Learn what may cause your dog's nose to bleed and what you can do about it. If your dog's nose is bleeding and doesn't stop or occurs often, see your vet.
What may cause in dogs a swollen abdomen filled up with fluids? There are several causes and most require the immediate attention of a veterinarian.
If your dog was recently diagnosed with seizures, very likely your veterinarian has requested to put him on Phenobarbital. Phenobarbital is a very effective anti-seizure medication belonging to the Barbiturate...
Glaucoma is a silent condition that can steadily take away a dog's vision. Recognizing early symptoms is very important for a better prognosis and treatment.
Most dogs are surrendered during the "teenage phase". e10 morguefile.com Dogs go through teen age years just as kids do. If your dog appears to suddenly have forgotten his commands, is reluctant to obey and becomes a...
Have you noticed your dog is vomiting blood? Learn some serious and less serious causes of a dog vomiting blood and why you should see your vet promptly.
Your dog just ate chocolate and you're wondering what to do. Learn the amount and type of chocolate toxic to your dog by using a toxicity calculator.
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
How to take care of a paw pad injury and keep your dog from picking at the wound.
Learn how dangerous poinsettias can be to dogs and cats and what to do if they ingest the plant. Find out what the ASPCA has to say about poinsettias and pets.
Looking for a product to prevent or treat parvo in puppies? Parvaid and Parvobuster are two products crafted with parvo puppies in mind.
Learn about the differences between a vomiting and regurgitation in dogs. Also, learn potential causes of vomiting in dogs.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
Learn more about valley fever in dogs and its symptoms. Learn how this condition is treated and why it is important to have your dog seen immediately for any signs of this disease.
The sky was darkening over the Kansas City Airport on a nippy October morning as a thunderstorm was approaching. As my husband and I got seated and ready for the average 3 hour and forty minute flight from Kansas City...
Wondering why your dog can't seem to stop bobbing his head up and down? Read on to discover the origin of this odd behavior.
If there is one thing I miss from Italy it is defiinetly the food. Being raised in Italy as I child, I must admit I get terrible nostalgia for the Italian desserts and pastries. There is just something about Italian...
Along with painful joints and a lower desire to move about, many elderly dogs may refuse food more often than usual. While this may be alarming for most owners, please keep in mind that as the dog ages, its metabolism...
Introducing Butterscotch the Fur Real pony made by Hasbro. Now get ready to be surprised as this pony is no ordinary pony! So this Christmas watch your child's eyes brighten as you bring Butterscotch alive, she will...
At what age should you spay your female dog? There appears to be a lot of controversy on this topic depending on who you ask!
Your dog has always been an avid eater, as a matter of fact he has always gulped down his meal in seconds and he has always made daily trips under your kitchen table just looking for a few crumbs. Yet, a day comes where...
Dachshunds can be loyal, funny companions but some may not do too well with young children. "Sweet Daisy" may not be suitable for toddlers. Children may be particularly attracted to Dachshunds. Their typical, yet...
Ears: in a dog's life they play main vital functions, from powerful hearing devices to effective means of communication. In certain breeds, they also are floppy shaped to protect the vulnerable ear drums from invading...
What are the signs your dog was bite by a fire ant and what can you do to treat those unsightly fire ant bites? Learn more about fire ant bites in dogs.
I hardly knew anything about ear mites until I decided to foster two black kittens from the shelter. They were two tiny 6 week old creatures that came with a box full of medicine. "This is an antibiotic for their upper...
When should a dog be put to sleep? Warning signs a dog is dying and comforting thoughts about dog euthanasia. Post your questions or share your experience.
"Doggy breath" "Doggy smell" "Stinky dog" Call it the way you want, but a smelly dog is simply put, a smelly dog. Smelly dogs were those usually hard to forget at the animal hospital I used to work for. I...
Dogs get lumps very often. Many owners may suddenly find a lump after their dog's daily grooming session or when checking for ticks. One of the most common lumps found in dogs are lipomas. These are fatty deposits that...
What causes eye problems in cats? Learn from a list of potential causes and when your cat should see a vet within 24 hours.
COMMON OLD CAT SICKNESSES Believe it or not, your cat has reached its golden years. It did not seem too long ago when he was a small furball playing in your living room, yet here he is already in his geriartric age....
A time may come where you may need to induce vomiting in your dog. If your vet recommends this, do you know what to do and what type of hydrogen peroxide to use? Read on for some tips.
A time may come when we discover our beloved kitten or cat ingested something potentially harmful requiring emergency treatment at once. There are are a few things that can be done at home to prevent absorption right...
Does your dog literally refuse to potty in the rain? These tips should help you find a way to convince your pooch that rain is no big deal and can actually be fun!
Dog arthritis alexadry all rights reserved Your dog has reached what in human years translates as seniority. She or he may have some difficulty jumping off the car or may wake up stiff in the morning.While this may be...
Not many canine ailments cause as much distress and frustration as ear infections. At the animal hospital I worked at, we had owners literally implore front desk receptionists for a same day appointment just to give...
A diamond is forever" is the well known slogan from DeBeers, the most prominent diamond producer of the world. The slogan can be interpreted in different ways. From a romantic point of view, it can symbolize the bond...
When I first started working at an animal hospital, I was given a booklet with all the prices and services our animal hospital offered. As I read through the extensive list, I noticed the term 'tail docking". Being...
How can I help my dog give birth? This is a good question! Some may say let nature run its course, but you definitively want to be there on the big day in case of complications and to help as needed.
Medically known as bordetella or infectious tracheobronchitis, kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is common in dogs that are gathered together.
What are the signs of cat dehydration and how to treat it? Learn how to recognize signs of cat dehydration, causes and tips from vet how to administer fluids at home.
Why should you spay your cat? For many good reasons. How about reading 2o good reasons to spay your cat.
What causes old dog behavior changes and how do you help your old dog cope with them. There are many causes for behavior changes in your old dog and several need the vet's attention.
Learn about the symptoms suggesting gastroenteritis in dogs and potential cures. Also learn about the prognosis of this serious disorder.
Learn what causes swollen ears in dogs and how to treat this condition. Swollen ears in dogs are often due to a condition known as aural ear hematoma.
Looking for a way to relax anxious dogs? Learn some calming tools, behavior modification plans and techniques to help your anxious dog feel better.
Why is your dog's tail suddenly flaccid, limp and held in an odd position? If your dog was recently given a bath, swam in a lake or overexerted himself, he may be suffering from limp limber tail.
All you need to know about your dog's pregnancy, what to expect, the birth process, and possible complications that could require fast action.
Before giving aspirin to your dog, it's important to learn more about side effects and what to watch for.
While information on arthritis highly abounds over the Internet, not many arthiritis sufferers today are aware of the fact that food may play a major role in causing or preventing their all too well known, arthritic...
Learn some vet-approved home remedies to help your vomiting dog. Plus how to make a bland diet for your dog.
Learn some effective strategies for training a reliable recall. Why is my dog not coming when called? Understand the recall from a dog's perspective.
How to convince a dog to take a pill? If you are struggling in the process you may be happy to learn that tablets can be easily given by following some easy steps.
Dog bites are pretty quick to happen. As a matter of fact most dog bites come unexpected mostly because many people of unaware of the dog's body language. If you were bit by a dog you are in very good company, according...
If you love the outdoors and are looking for a canine companion to accompany you on your hiking outings make sure you do your research well. Some dogs may just not keep up with your pace and end up taking too many...
Puppies are simply just like toddlers, they are adorable, somewhat clumsy and both are quite yet not potty trained. Keeping your puppy clean therefore may be quite a challenge, but once your puppy is clean rejoice of...
I have owned my female Tortoiseshell Persian for a good 10 years. We have really enjoyed so far these years together however, I must admit, some of her behavior quirks and problems have caused me some worries. FINICKY...
Learn effective vet-approved natural remedies to treat your dog's stomach problems at home. Find an easy-to-make bland diet recipe for your pup that you can make with food from your kitchen's pantry!
Is your cat straining to urinate? If so, it could be a urinary tract infection. Learn the symptoms and how this illness is usually treated.
Name the breed Rottweiler and very likely you will get two reactions: people imagining a massive and vicious dog and people imagining a loyal and devoted family oriented dog. Truth is, those imagining the vicious dog...
Submissive urination is common in dog especially puppies. Boosting your pup's confidence is a great way to reduce the problem.
Following are some effective home remedies for a dog's diarrhea I have learned after working at an animal hospital for some time. However, I have also learned that while mostly effective, these home remedies may not...
If your puppy had Parvo and you cannot afford hospitalization you can try some parvo home remedies.While some owners have obtained good results, there are no guarantees they may work so your best bet is to borrow some...
Being raised in italy, as a child, I started at an early age to appreciate the most tasteful and mouth-watering cold cuts this country has to offer. I very well recall going with my dad on every Wednsday...
My cousin died three years ago from second hand smoking. Her fault? Working in an office full of smokers. The smokers are still around, she is dead after being bedridden with a pitiful, metastasizing and deadly lung...
Just like their lion cousins, they may sleep 60% of the day. They will sleep up to 16 hours in a 24 hour day. Instinctively, they are conserving energy so they can concentrate on hunting.
Did you fall in love with a married man? If so, you may be suffering in silence. Learn the main inconveniences of your situation.
Is there such a thing as a pregnancy test for dogs? Learn about dog pregnancy tests and how they work. Don't use pregnancy tests meant for humans on dogs as they're not suitable.
Frequent flier felines..... Yes, the title is correct. It appears that more and more cat owners are traveling across states and countries and are bringing along their precious,furry four legged friends. Inevitably,...
Do you have a constipated dog? Learn potential causes and some natural home remedies. Also, learn when you should have your constipated dog see a vet.
When most of us think about dangerous breeds the first thing that comes to our mind is a vicious Pitbull Terrier or a Rottweiler along with many other sterotyped breeds such as Chow Chows or Doberman Pinchers. We have...
Is your dog pregnant? Learn potential signs and symptoms of dog pregnancy and how pregnancy can be diagnosed.
Abused dogs lack that certain spark in their eyes. They walk with their tail between their legs and their heads carried low. They have lost confidence in their selves and have lost trust in human beings. You can tell an...
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to help your kitty feel better and get some relief.