Understanding Arsenic Poisoning In Cats

You may not think you need to worry about your cat being exposed to arsenic, which is a heavy metal mineral, but arsenic is actually used in a range of household and gardening products, such wood preservatives, weed killers and insecticides. Some drugs, including those used to treat heartworm disease in cats, contain small quantities of arsenic, which can be toxic if your cat consumes too much the drug. If your cat ingests a product containing arsenic, they need veterinary care right away, as this poison can be fatal for cats.

2 Diet Tips to Keep Your Dog's Heart Healthy

When you love your furry friends, the last thing you want is to lose them to a health problem that could have been prevented. Heart disease is a devastating condition that affects around 10% of dogs, reaching a rate of over 60% for aging pooches. Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce your dog's risk of heart failure, including improving their diet. Here are 2 dietary tips that will help you keep your beloved dog's heart healthy:

3 Important Health Benefits of Having Your Male Cat Neutered

For many cat owners, the idea of neutering their pet can seem a little cruel. However, it's something that, unless you're planning on breeding the animal, you really need to have taken care of. For starters, a male cat whose sex organs have been removed will be less aggressive, less likely to spray urine, and less likely to wander far from the home. However, there are also a number of important health benefits that come along with neutering.

Integrating a stray cat into a family of cats

If you find yourself looking to adopt a stray cat into your cat family, it's a good idea to plan the best way to integrate the new cat into the group. Here are some tips to help you through this process.     Keep the stray isolated at first As you start to feed the stray cat, it is a good idea to give them a separate food bowl and living space at first.

Follow These Tips to Walk Your Dogs Safely in the Summer Heat

Letting your dogs go on walks is very important for proper exercise and to let them go potty outside, but it can be hard to do in the summer heat. Pavement and concrete heats up fast when it is hot outside, which can burn the pads of their paws. Here are some tips for walking your dogs safely in the summertime.  Carry Your Dog to Grass When the pavement is too hot for your dog to walk on, you might want to simply pick it up and carry it to grass.

Is your dog scratching? Here are some easy cures

It can be frustrating when your dog won't stop scratching, especially when you notice it is affecting the dog's skin. Luckily, there are some things you can do about it. Here are some easy cures for a dog that just won't stop itching. Change Their Diet One of the first things you should do when your dog has a problem with itching or scratching is to change their diet. You want to do this very slowly so they don't get an upset stomach.

Puppy Vaccination FAQs: Side Effects

Some animals, like humans, may have allergic reactions after they've had their vaccinations. While the chances are that your puppy will get through its vaccinations without any problems, it's worth knowing what kind of side effects can happen in case your pet is one of the unlucky few to have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. Warning: Pets with serious illnesses, such as those that affect the immune system, may not be suitable candidates for regular vaccinations.

Should You Brush Your Dog's Teeth?

Dogs, like humans, may be prone to dental problems if their teeth aren't cared for correctly. While a healthy diet with plenty of chewing may go some way to help keep your dog's teeth in good condition, this may not be enough, and you may want to consider adding tooth brushing to your dog care portfolio. The Benefits of Brushing Your Dog's Teeth Although brushing your dog's teeth may seem an odd thing to do, it does have much the same benefit as tooth brushing for humans.

What have they just eaten?! A guide for dog owners

One of the dangers of the holiday season is dogs taking the chance to snack on something that is not designed for animal consumption. If your pet has just snacked on something untoward, here are some tips on the next steps to take. Something potentially poisonous If you find that your dog has snacked on chocolate, grapes or other potential poisons such as medications, the first step is to get some proof of what they have actually ingested.

Helping your cat recover from a fight

No matter how hard you try to keep your cat out of harm's way, now and then you might find a battered puss strolling in after getting into a fight with the local tom cat or cranky dog. Here are some tips if your cat is looking a little beat up and needs your help to recover. Give them some space to recover Your cat will need to sleep even more than usual and needs somewhere safe to sleep.