The sun is shining. The wind is rustling your dog’s fur. So, you place a leash around your dog’s neck and take Spot or Lassie for a walk around the park. Your dog even wants to stop and smell the roses, literally. There’s no harm in that. Except, when Spot or Lassie ingests plants that
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As you age, you begin to experience the obligatory aches and pains. Your body is unable to move in the same way it once did. These whole-body changes include changes in your eyes. Two common eye conditions include glaucoma and cataracts. These same eye conditions can occur in your pet. Therefore, it’s important for your
Acupuncture has been around for centuries, at least in China. In the Western world, acupuncture is considered a newer, alternative form of treatment. Some insurance companies have realized the many benefits of the treatment and even cover the costs of acupuncture for human patients. What to Expect from Pet Acupuncture An expert trained in
For most pet owners, pets are like family. They are loyal companions, and we want them to live vibrant and playful lives. We spend a lot of time walking, feeding and playing with our pets to ensure they stay healthy and happy. In addition to these responsibilities, pet owners need to look out for their
Your pet is about to undergo surgery. You are likely to be worried and confused, especially as the vet bandies about medical jargon unfamiliar to your lexicon. You find yourself looking up words on the Internet dictionary or Web MD or jotting down unknown terms, so you can ask the vet follow-up questions later. Note-taking
You love your pets and want to take care of them. You feed them, walk them, show them affection and look out for them. It’s just as important to take your dog or cat’s dental health seriously. Pet dental issues can cause animals pain and discomfort. If they are left untreated, the complications can lead
A major concern among pet owners whose pets go into surgery is ensuring they are kept safe during the procedure, especially when it comes to the potential risks associated with anesthesia. Even the most minor surgery can seem like a frightening experience if you don’t have a full understanding of what’s going to happen once
If your vet orders an ultrasound for your pet, there is no need to panic or sound the alarm. The pet ultrasound is a routine procedure that can offer clarity for your pet’s medical condition. Your vet can walk you through all the necessary steps, so you feel confident about what to expect from the
When your pet is sick or injured, no doubt your first step is to call your local veterinarian. Most likely, they know your animal pretty well, especially if you have an established relationship. And not only does the vet know your pet, but they know hundreds of other animals and have all the medical experience
When you think of heart disease, you probably picture a middle-aged man-- not a frisky little puppy. The reality is that heart disease, including congestive heart failure, is not only found in humans but can strike other animals as well. Though you might associate congestive heart failure with being overweight and sedentary--and that is not