When humans look for a general practitioner to take care of our healthcare needs, we have a lot of options. Doctors can specialize in many things, including different medical approaches like “traditional Western” medicine or “alternative” medicine.
Cats are always on their feet, but we don’t always think to check on the health of their paws. While it’s true that cats clean themselves from head to toe, your cat’s paws are a delicate area you should be sure to pay special attention to.
Kittens are adorable, small bundles of love, and adopting one just might be one of the highlights of your life. However, they also require a lot of attention and care in order to grow up happy and healthy.
When you adopt a dog or cat, one of the first things you’ll do is bring the pet to its new veterinarian for a checkup and preliminary healthcare services. This initial appointment is extremely important to get your pet set up with preventative care and disease protection. But as your pet ages, you may be tempted to skip an appointment here and there, as long as your furry friend is acting normal. Unfortunately, opting out of your vet’s recommended yearly checkup schedule could be a big mistake.
It’s not always possible to travel with your pup, which means, at one point or another, your dog will likely spend a few nights in a boarding facility. For the large part, boarding your pet can be a great experience; your dog gets the chance to socialize and have fun with other dogs and new people, and it will be well cared for in your absence.
We’re in the heat of summer now, but pretty soon, the temperatures will dip, the days will get shorter and fall will be in the air. And when fall rolls around, seasonal dog allergies tend to, as well—for both humans and our pets!
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.
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.
Diagnosing a dog when it gets sick is not easy. Unlike humans, who can describe their specific symptoms and where they may feel pain, dogs tend to display their signs of illness in many of the same ways and without the help of speech.
Most domesticated cats can live to be around 15 years old, and sometimes even longer, depending on their health. But a lot can change in your cat from the time it is a kitten, enters adulthood and becomes a senior cat.
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