When we pet our cats, we expect their fur and skin to feel soft and smooth, so it can be very alarming to suddenly discover a rough, inflamed, bumpy or oozing section of skin.
As cat owners, we spend a lot of time cleaning up after our furry friends’ litter box, which gives us the opportunity to detect when something might not be right. Since urinary problems are so uncomfortable for humans, we understand that any sign of urinary issues in cats should be checked out immediately.
Hyperthyroidism is very common in middle aged to older cats and occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms commonly seen are weight loss despite a great appetite, poor hair coat, increased drinking and urination, vomiting and or diarrhea, rapid heart rate, hyperactivity, increased yowling and irritability.
CBD has become extremely popular in the human health and wellness communities as a natural aid for anxiety, insomnia and pain. Now, many are beginning to wonder if this natural compound could be useful and safe for our furry friends, too.
Adopting a new cat requires a lot of pre-planning. You’ll not only need to meet your new member of the family and ensure it’s the right fit, but you’ll also need to get all the essentials: a litter box and litter, food, toys, a pet carrier and more.
Different Types of Dog Diarrhea and How to Respond If your dog has diarrhea, or liquidy, unformed stools, you are undoubtedly interested in making it stop. There are two main types of canine diarrhea, and they are likely to require different types of treatment. However, only one poses serious health risks and needs immediate attention.
Summer means swimming for many pet owners and their adventurous pups, but unless you have access to a freshwater lake or stream, you’re most likely going to be swimming in a pool. While pools are generally free of the bacteria and diseases that could be lurking in natural bodies of water, they do play host to a number of chemicals, including chlorine.
More and more research is being conducted on the systems of bacteria and other microorganisms that play important roles in our bodies. Along with this research has come the push for probiotics, typically pills or capsules containing beneficial bacteria.
One of the major parts of owning a dog is attuning yourself to your dog’s cues, including those that tell you it needs to go outside—and fast. Bathroom breaks are not always convenient, especially if you don’t have a yard to let your dog loose into, but they are something every pet owner gets used to.
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