Pet Health Quiz: How Many Can You Get Right
This pet health content was reviewed for accuracy by a veterinarian, Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS. It was last reviewed and updated April 14, 2020. It was last reviewed and updated April 14, 2020. If you have questions or concerns, call your vet, who is best equipped to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.
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The Importance of Checking Your Pet's Weight and Vital Signs
(5 days ago) With the pet asleep, touch your fingertips to the chest wall just behind the pet’s elbow. Feel for the bump-bump of the heartbeat. Count these over 60 seconds (or for 15 seconds and multiply by 4). This is the pet’s heart rate. Write both figures down for future reference (along with their weight, if you have suitable scales at home).
How to Safely Remove Fleas From Kittens (Vet-Approved Advice)
(Just Now) This pet health content was reviewed for accuracy by a veterinarian, Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS. This article was originally published in 2012 and is regularly updated. It was last reviewed for accuracy and updated Aug. 24, 2019.
8 Things to Know About Cherry Eye (Including How It's Treated)
(5 days ago) Also, optimal eye health depends on everything being in the right place. When in the correct position, the third eyelid protects a small reservoir of tear fluid called the lacrimal lake, which keeps the cornea moist. With the shape and position of the third eyelid distorted by the prolapsed nictitans gland, this reservoir leaks away.
Keeping Dogs Safe in Hot Weather: Your Summer Survival Guide
(7 days ago) Some cases lead to severe dehydration, requiring intravenous fluids to restore dogs to health. But the hazards don’t end there. Palm oil is a solid fat, and as such it’s like touching a lighted match to a fuse for those dogs who are prone to pancreatitis. Scavenging some palm oil could trigger a serious bout of illness, requiring
4 Signs That Your Cat Is Aging How to Tell If Your Cat
(3 days ago) Reduce long-term health care costs and hospitalizations by early intervention; To improve your cat’s quality of life, pay attention to the signs of cat aging. Photo: StockSnap Top 4 Signs of Cat Aging. Let’s look at the 4 most common and significant signs of aging in cats: 1. Weight Loss and/or Decline in Body Condition
Blue Buffalo Pet Food Recall History (Fully Updated
(3 days ago) Upon losing their beloved companion, the Bishops became interested in dog health issues across the board. Working with a veterinarian and dog nutritionist, they formulated a dog food that has “only the finest healthy ingredients,” according to the company website. Today the company makes a full line of food and treats for both dogs and cats.
5 Things to Know About Tornjaks
(2 days ago) 14 years. 1. Key Characteristics of Tornjaks. The Tornjak is a large, strong dog with a well-proportioned, square-shaped body. The nose is large and dark, and the dark eyes are almond-shaped. The triangular ears are set high; they fold down and hang by the face. The dog’s double coat features long, straight, thick hair on the topcoat, and
A Full List of Pet Holidays Throughout the Year
(7 days ago) February focuses on responsible pet care, pet health and the all-important task of spaying/neutering our pets. This month also includes Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, which, as a dog walker, I will certainly be celebrating.
If Your Dog Keeps Ignoring You, Check Their Hearing
(3 days ago) If Your Dog Keeps Ignoring You, Check Their Hearing. Hearing tests for dogs can help you decide whether your pooch is willfully disregarding you or their auditory health is at risk. The most common type of hearing loss in dogs is caused by noise-related damage to …
Veterinary Telemedicine During COVID-19: What to Expect
(7 days ago) As health professionals, we want to take care of you by continuing to take care of your animals during COVID-19. Veterinary telemedicine can be another useful tool in the pandemic toolbox, a toolbox most of us haven’t opened before. References + Click to see the sources for this article.
Euthanasia Drugs in Pet Food: The Terrible Truth You Need
(8 days ago) This pet health content was written by a veterinarian, Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD. It was last reviewed Aug. 10, 2019. It was last reviewed Aug. 10, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, call your vet, who is best equipped to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.
Hill’s Prescription Diet Recall History (Fully Updated)
(4 days ago) After a while, Buddy’s health improved. And that’s how the world’s first veterinary diet for dogs was born. It was called Raritan Ration B. Its name was a nod to Raritan Township, the original name of Edison, New Jersey, where Dr. Morris had opened his animal hospital just a couple of years after earning his veterinary degree.
Beware: Black Mold and Pets
(Just Now) But what many people do not realize is just how bad black mold is for the health your pets — and you. ADVERTISEMENT. What Is Black Mold? Black mold belongs to the fungal family. Fungi make up 25% of our planet’s biomass, and they are very diverse, including mushrooms, toadstools, molds and mildews. What unites them all is a lack of chlorophyll.
Indoor Cats vs. Outdoor Cats: Health Problems and What
(Just Now) Part 1: The 5 Biggest Health Problems of Indoor Cats. A typical week full of cat appointments for a veterinarian might look something like this: Leo, 5-year-old DSH [domestic shorthair], vomiting for 2 days. Oscar, 7-year-old DSH, check runny eyes. Annabelle, 2-year-old Persian, not using the litter box for 1 month.
Joint Supplements for Dogs: Helpful or Hype
(8 days ago) Protecting Your Dog’s Joint Health. There are ‘big picture” ways of helping you plan ahead for healthy joints. These include sourcing a puppy from a breeder who screens the parent dogs for hip or elbow dysplasia, and keeping the dog’s waistline trim.You should also be respectful of a growing dog’s joints and avoid overtiring or high-impact exercise.
Caring for a Diabetic Cat: The Good and The Bad of
(4 days ago) Take the time to find a solution that prioritizes your pet’s health so everyone can have a pleasant time while you’re away. Final Thoughts. Diabetes in cats is a HUGE subject, and we feel we’ve only skimmed the surface here. However, if your cat is diagnosed with diabetes, don’t be downhearted. Diabetes is not a death sentence and, with
Intent on Buying a Purebred Puppy
(8 days ago) AKC Canine Health Foundation: Linked to the American Kennel Club, this is a useful resource to find out more about breed health. Mate Select: This is the Kennel Club’s database where you can check out if UK dogs are related and, if so, how closely. Final Thoughts on Buying a Purebred Puppy
How to Give Medicine to a Cat (Yes, Even to a Difficult Cat)
(4 days ago) This pet health content was written by a veterinarian, Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD. It was last reviewed July 30, 2019. It was last reviewed July 30, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, call your vet, who is best equipped to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.
Obesity in Dogs and Cats: The Most Common Health Threat to
(Just Now) “Health Risks Associated With Overweight Pets” “How to Help Your Pets Lose Weight” But know this: Being overweight is the most common health threat to dogs and cats, and it’s a medical concern of epidemic proportions.
Pet Health Archives
(1 days ago) Pet Health; Open post. How Do Dogs Hear So Well? (Frequencies of Up to 45,000 Hz!) By Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS Jun 4, 2019 May 28, 2020. With smell being the most important sense of canines, the second most important is the sense of hearing. So, how do dogs hear so well? Pet Health;
Caring for Finches: An Expert Guide
(9 days ago) There are several pet finch health problems. By: terren in Virginia/Flickr 9 Common Pet Finch Health Problems. Finches are great pets for busy people. They prefer their own company and don’t need a lot of attention. They do need proper care, though, and they are susceptible to a host of health …
The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke to Pets (It's Worse Than
(5 days ago) Smoke Poisons Your Pet’s Health. Secondhand smoke is exhaled tobacco smoke blown into the air in your home. Thirdhand smoke is the residue that clings to you, clothing and every surface in your home. This smoke also permeates your beloved housemates’ fur and feathers. Cigarettes release over 7,000 chemicals when lit.
Dog Pimples: An Expert Guide to Acne in Dogs (Vet-Approved
(6 days ago) This pet health content was written by a veterinarian, Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS. It was last reviewed March 26, 2019. It was last reviewed March 26, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, call your vet, who is best equipped to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.
10 Dog Nose Problems and Causes
(5 days ago) There are plenty of nose-related health issues that can affect our furry friends, so let’s not turn up our noses but instead sniff out trouble. ADVERTISEMENT. 1. Aspergillosis. This condition is the result of fungi (Aspergillus and penicillin species) that lives in leaf mulch or soil with the potential to colonize the dog’s nasal chambers
Microbiome Testing Kit for Pets: Why It May Be Right for You
(3 days ago) The microbiome is an important part of maintaining any pet’s health. Photo: litthouse We all want the best for our pets, but the mysteries of the metabolic processes have basically required a medical degree to understand them — until now.
Arthritis in Cats: 8 Signs Your Cat Has Arthritis (And How
(7 days ago) Age, weight, health status and previous injuries play a big role in feline arthritis. Most cats don’t develop obvious signs of arthritis until they are at least 10 years old. An obese cat has a much harder time dealing with aging joints.
Shampoo as Therapy for Your Dog’s Bad Skin
(4 days ago) A poor coat is a symptom rather than a diagnosis. Thus, get your dog checked by a vet and those underlying health conditions sorted out. Treating that underlying hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, demodex infection or flea bites could resolve the root cause.
Don't Ask Your Vet to Bend the Rules for Your Pet
(8 days ago) The health certificate basically serves as a legal document. So insisting on seeing a pet for a health certificate may be mildly inconvenient for you, but asking me to falsify the document is asking me to act unethically and to ignore the stipulations of my veterinary license.
Common Diseases in Caged Birds
(6 days ago) 5 Health Risks and Symptoms to Watch For. It isn’t easy to spot a sick bird until the illness has become serious. Be aware of subtle changes such as declining energy levels, inconsistency in droppings, weak chirping or not singing. 1.
A Veterinarian Discusses Ferret Health Problems
(7 days ago) Ferret health problems are common. My daily schedule usually includes at least one ferret appointment, and the ferret is often sick. Next to the name Bandit, Scamper or Rascal, we often have to write “ADR” (ain’t doin’ right) or “SBI” (something bad inside).
A Walking Time Bomb
(4 days ago) The owners have sought multiple trainers and veterinary advice without improving Piney’s behavior to a socially acceptable level, and the dog’s health is a big problem as well. While it is clear Ira Glass is dedicated to this extremely problematic canine, he seems clueless, or irritatingly smug, about Piney being a walking time bomb.
Hill's Healthy Advantage Recall History (Fully Updated)
(4 days ago) Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. produces Hill’s Healthy Advantage, in addition to the company’s Hill’s Science Diet , Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Bioactive Recipe brand lines. The history of this company goes way back to 1907, but Hill’s Healthy Advantage is a newcomer — it was launched in 2011. It has never had any recalls.
Iams Pet Food Recall History (Fully Updated, Constantly
(5 days ago) What was recalled: Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with “best by” dates of Feb. 5 or Feb. 6, 2013, in the following sizes and lot codes: 7 lb. bag, Lot #12784177I6. 8 lb. bag, Lot #12794177D2 or 12794177D3. 17.5 lb. bag, Lot #12794177K1 or 12794177K2.
Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Problems in Cats: What You
(6 days ago) This pet health content was written by a veterinarian, Dr. Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS. It was last reviewed June 18, 2019. It was last reviewed June 18, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, call your vet, who is best equipped to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.
Review: Voyce Health Monitor Is a Life Changer for Pets
(7 days ago) The Health Monitor Collar. The monitor itself is a beast. I noticed that the user guide called the band “dust proof and waterproof.”. It didn’t mention that it is also puppy proof. After a few rough play sessions with our Boxer Banjo, Babe’s collar was slobbery and needed to be wiped down, but it …
5 Things to Know About Ragamuffins
(3 days ago) Health Problems. LOW: There are no known genetic health problems in the Ragamuffin breed. These cats can become overweight, so monitor their food intake and keep mealtimes consistent. In the video below, a Ragamuffin cat is feeding her kittens — too much cuteness!
Cat Cafes in the United States Are Getting More Popular
(5 days ago) American health codes require that the cats’ living quarters be completely separate from the cafe. Both Java Cats and the Mew Haven Cat Cafe have separate doors leading into their cat lounges as well as large windows set in the wall between the 2 rooms. So you can still get your cat fix — albeit a milder one — from the cafe proper.