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You know that chocolate is bad for dogs. Cats are usually too finicky to eat it. But, do you know why? More importantly, do you know what signs of chocolate toxicity you should look for and what to do?
Dental disease is one of the most common problems diagnosed in both dogs and cats. Only 32 dog and 12 cat dental products are deemed effective enough to be recommended by the VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council).
Prevent heartworms from a mosquito bite. Heartworms (scientific name Dirofilaria immitis) are a parasite of dogs and other canids, such as foxes. Cats are more resistant to infection than dogs; their infection rate is only 5–20% of that of the dog. Heartworm...
Please leave routine anal gland expression for those pets who have a history of anal gland infection. Again, only a licensed veterinarian or technician is qualified to perform this medical procedure on your pet.
Foxtails are those small, arrow-shaped parts of grasses that carry seeds. They have sharp points at one end and very small barbs. This allows them to migrate easily in one direction but not the other way. Foxtails can burrow into the skin and travel significant distances, causing irritation and infection in pets.
Whether you’ve got a playful pup or curious cat, it’s practically inevitable that your pet will require first aid. Rambunctious romps could result in some cuts and scrapes (or worse) along the way. Immediate and proper attention at home will help speed healing and minimize pain. Here are some basic guidelines to care for your pet’s wounds at home.