Cat Care Mistakes for New Cat Parents
You got that adorable little kitten for Christmas. Cat lovers should avoid these basic cat care mistakes!
1. Do not let your cat roam free outside. Outdoor cats are subject many potential dangers.
-They can be hit by a car and suffer life threatening injuries.
-They can be attacked by other cats, coyotes, birds of prey or dogs.
-They can catch external parasites (fleas, ticks) and internal parasites (intestinal worms, heart worms, blood parasites).
Your Pet Depends on You for Everything
A thorough veterinary exam involves multi-organ examination which includes but is not limited to the evaluation of the eyes, ears, heart, lungs, oral cavity, skin/coat, lymph nodes, joints and the palpation of the abdominal organs. While a lot of information can be generated from a physical exam, there are many things that may be happening on the inside we may not be able to see from the outside. This is why we suggest wellness diagnostics — a checkup for the inside of the body.
What every dog owner should know about Xylitol
What is Xylitol and where it is found?
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in fruits and vegetables naturally. Xylitol has asweet taste and it is used as a sugar substitute in chewing gyms, breath mints, candies,ice cream, even tooth paste and mouthwash. Xylitol has a low glycemic index so it is often used as a substitute for baking cookies, cakes and breads.
Avoid Sharing Holiday Food With Your Pets
Whenever we think about the holidays that will soon be upon us, we can imagine the grand meals we’ll be having with family and friends to celebrate. But we must avoid sharing holiday food with our four-legged family members! Foods that are too fatty can be dangerous to pets in that they can cause a myriad of diseases ranging from mild gastroenteritis (stomach upset) to potentially life-threatening pancreatitis. Even foods that we would consider ‘low fat’ for ourselves have more fat than a pet’s GI tract can tolerate.
Why It’s Important to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Every pet owner wants to see their furry friend live a long and healthy life, but not all of them know that one of the best ways to ensure this is to spay or neuter them. Pets that are spayed or neutered face a lower likelihood of cancer and will even have fewer behavioral problems, since aggressive and dominant behaviors are often related to the desire to mate. There is no question that spaying or neutering your dogs and cats is the best course of action for both owner and pet. It means a happier and friendlier companion to share your home with, and less health complications down the road!