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 […]
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 […]
Pets provide companionship and friendship, and choosing the right one for your lifestyle is necessary to ensure you both enjoy a happy life together. Pets have different needs depending on their species, breed, and even age, and your lifestyle can determine whether or not you can give your furry, scaled, or feathered friend the care […]
You always take your pet to the vet when they are injured or sick, but there’s more you can do to help them live a healthy and prolonged life. Ensuring that they receive preventive care is vital to their overall wellbeing. Your pet’s annual wellness exam is an important part of your responsibilities as a pet owner. […]
Introducing a new pet to your home is exciting. However, it is important to prepare for the transition. By doing so, you can minimize stress for both yourself and your new family member. Even pets who are normally playful and happy can be fearful or lethargic in a new environment. It is important to give your pet […]
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 […]
Hairballs are a common occurrence for many felines. Cats ingest hair while grooming themselves, and for healthy cats, this care passes through the digestive tract. However, hair that is not digested by stomach acids can build up in the stomach. Cats then regurgitate this hair in the form of hairballs. While the occasional hairball is […]
We know that your pet is part of your family, and it’s essential to take good care of them. To help you out, we’ve put together this blog about dental care for both cats and dogs. Inside, you’ll find information on common oral health issues among these pets, the symptoms of these conditions, and how […]
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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