Easter With Pets: Hazards You Need to Know
Easter and Mother's Day are when people love to give and receive flowers. But lilies are highly toxic to cats. In fact, there are ten types of lilies that should never enter a cat-dwelling home. Even lily pollen and vase...
Are Cats Stressed Out By Cuddles?
Cat charity finds a lot of love, but little understanding, when it comes to keeping cats happy New research by the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, has found that too many owners are letting their love for their...
Important Halloween Safety Tips from Veterinarians
This Halloween, our pets deserve some special consideration. For some, particularly dogs, Halloween can be lots of fun. But for many pets, it's a terrifying evening - strange people in costumes, doorbell ringing, and scary noises emanating throughout the neighbourhood.
Dr. Google Vs. Your Veterinarian: The Alarming Truth
When it comes to your pet, relying on Dr. Google for a diagnosis may be downright dangerous. It has resulted in pets suffering longer than need be or being seen too late. Although financial reasons and a lack of understanding...
Veterinarians Confirm Secondhand Smoke is Harmful to Pets and Causes Cancer
Numerous studies have confirmed what veterinarians have suspected for decades: secondhand smoke causes a host of illness and cancer in cats, dogs, and birds. Since pets breathe faster than us, they inhale more of the toxins from smoke than we...
Some Dogs and Cats Need Sun Protection: Facts and Prevention
Some cats and dogs are genetically more susceptible to sun damage than others. And there are times when our beloved pets might be recovering from surgery, on medication, or have a chronic condition that increases their risk of sunburn. I...
Corneal (Eye) Ulcers in Pets
Our pets can suffer the same types of injuries as we do. Gardening season and being outdoors increases the risk of our dog (or cat) grazing an eye on something sharp or pointy. Corneal abrasions and ulcers are more common...
Shocking Video Reveals How Hot Cars Kill Dogs
Britain’s Dogs Trust charity has launched a hard-hitting campaign to warn...
Is A Pet-Killer Lurking In Your Home?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have revealed that human medications have once again topped the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Within the human medications category,
Entropion (Abnormal Eyelids) in Dogs
Abnormal eyelids, or medically known as entropion, is the uncomfortable condition in which a portion of the eyelid is folded inwards. This can cause the eyelashes or fur of dogs to scratch or otherwise irritate the surface of the eye.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
Is your horse suffering from failing coordination, perhaps combined with weakness or muscle loss? A horse owner's first thought would be lameness. However, for a horse exhibiting these symptoms with no obvious cause for lameness they may have something much...
Anal Sac Disorders in Cats
Does your cat spend a little too much time licking around their anus or even dragging their behind across the floor as if they were a dog? This is usually a sure sign of an anal sac disorder. Located on...
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome in Cats
Has your cat ever ran across the room suddenly then looked behind them scandalously as if someone had yanked their tail? They may not just be acting insane or quirky; they may have Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome, or 'rolling skin.' The...
Urinary Tract Infection in Cats
Cats, just like people, can be prone to having urinary tract infections. In most cases even mild infections can be uncomfortable for the feline, however if left untreated it can result in a very painful death for the animal. It...
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