Have you wondered how parrots can mimic human sounds while most other birds cannot? The answer may not be what you expect. While parrots are known for being highly intelligent compared to most animals, their mimicry owes more to their physical design. From an anatomical perspective, parrots have thick tongues that enable them to imitate […]
Unfortunately, our pets can’t speak to let us know when they aren’t feeling well. It can often be difficult to stop illnesses in pets, especially in the early stages of sickness or injury. However, if you know what to look out for, it is much easier to spot signs that you need to schedule a […]
Pets require your time and attention to lead happy and healthy lives. From training to exercising or simply cuddling on the couch, quality time is a crucial part of bonding with your pet. However, a healthy pet should also be able to tolerate limited time alone. Dogs can easily suffer separation anxiety if they are […]
Surgery can be a stressful time for pets and pet parents alike. Because your pet can’t tell you when they aren’t feeling well, it will be on you to monitor their health and provide the care they need to recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to follow your vet’s instructions and follow these basic […]
Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a common problem in cats and dogs. Persistent bad breath in your pets is more than just unpleasant; it can also be a symptom of more severe health problems. If you notice your cat or dog has lingering bad breath, get them checked out by a veterinarian right […]
Although cats and dogs are still the most popular companion animals, exotic species are gradually gaining in popularity. But what exactly is an exotic pet? Although there is no exclusive definition for “exotic pet,” the term has historically referred to wild animals taken into captivity. But today, the term has broadened to include any non-traditional […]
If you’re trying to decide whether to spay or neuter your pet, you may have heard rumors that the surgery can make your pet gain weight or is otherwise not healthy for them. Not only are these myths untrue but spaying or neutering also has many benefits for your pet— and, by extension, you. The […]
When choosing the right vet for your pet, there are several qualities you should consider. Everything from the vet’s qualifications to their ability to connect with your pet will impact the effectiveness of care they receive. While it may take some searching, finding a vet who is a good fit for you and your pet […]
Vet Tip #3
Don’t use medicine designed for humans without vet approval. For example, giving pets over-the-counter pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, or decongestants can be dangerous if not fatal. Instead, give your vet a call and ask about home remedies. Most vets will answer these types of questions over the phone.
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