When we, as humans, exercise and sweat, it is highly recommended that we not only drink plenty of water, but that we also drink mixtures that are high in electrolytes, such as Gatorade. Additionally, electrolyte-rich drinks are often used to help hydrate sick infants and children, particularly those who are at risk of dehydration, due to nausea and/or fevers. Often overlooked, however, are our canine companions. New veterinarian-recommended doggie “health-drinks”
It used to be the allergic reaction to flea bites, or flea-allergy dermatitis, that used to give pet owners reason for concern. However, with the creation of more effective flea-control products, the incidents of flea-related allergic reactions have decline dramatically.
Taking place as the number one reason for most pets itching and scratching, this year, is a mixture of inhalant (environmental) and food allergies. Environmental allergies, usually caused by
The township board in Michigan’s Genesee County voted to reject a proposed pet hotel next to a store under development by PetSmart Inc. Located in the Heritage Park shopping centre of Grand Blanc, Michigan, PetsHotel was designed to allowing “vacationing” pets the luxury of sleeping on luxury dog beds, lambskin blankets, playing on cat furniture and dining upon lactose-free ice cream, for the mere price of $31.00 per day
by Sandra Yvonne Duke
Keep an eye on your clean products for your pets sake.
Cleaning products, foods, plants, and other common household chemicals can be poisonous to your dog.
All cleaning products should be kept out of reach of pets, but some can be accessed in ways you might not think about. Few people know it, but dish soap is poisonous to people and pets
by Mya Blake
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a deadly disease that can be prevented through regular vaccinations. Unfortunately, however, one out of every 10 cats die, every year, from this supposedly preventable disease. While the majority of these animals are strays, the risk of infection is serious enough that you should want to get your own pet vaccinated. It is also important that
Do you bathe your cat? 25% of people who subject their feline friend to water are kind enough to blow dry them afterwards. Did you know that 95% of cat owners admit that they talk to their cat? Mind you, this doesn’t always mean that the cat is listening; cats seem to have very selective hearing, at times, and frequently enjoy ignoring people. Don’t be fooled though; a cat’s hearing
Domesticated more than 4,000 years ago, the household cat has become a close companion throughout the ages. Few people do not know of the story ?Puss in Boots? or of the cat’s reputation as a mouser, but how much do you REALLY know about your feline friend? Read on to learn some interesting facts about cats.
A cat’s eyes are incredible jewels of mystery, but cats cannot see in
Meow! Meow! Meow! I bury my head underneath my pillow. Meow! Meow!
Meoooooow! The high pitched meowing persists and penetrates through my feather stuffed shield. Meow! Meow! Meow! My eyes open only with the greatest of efforts. Grudgingly, I drag myself out of my warm bed and look at the clock; 3:47 am. I reach over to the night-stand and turn on the light, pain is the result, the
Your cat scratching at your furniture can not only leave you out of pocket but also very frustrated and annoyed at your cat for being such a bad little kitty. Cats need to scratch, it is something that cats instinctively do, not as you may think, in order to sharpen their claws, but to remove the old layers of their nails.
Do not punish your cat for scratching, or for anything you see as bad cat behavior. Punishment is unlikely to have any beneficial effect whatsoever. Your cat simply will not understand if you try to punish her in any way for something she has done, cats do not relate punishment to the “crime”, they are far more likely to relate the punishment to you!
There seems to be an alarming trend to have cats declawed… whether it’s due to personal convenience, apartment house rules and regulations, or simple lack of knowledge on the part of responsible pet owners.
There are many fine vets out there that actively discourage declawing, but there are also many who perform this surgery on a regular basis while never completely informing the pet owner what this really entails