Cat Care: Understanding Signs Of Stroke

Your cat can suffer a stroke in the same way a human can, so it's important to be aware of the signs of stroke in cats. Stroke can occur when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in your cat's brain or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and the resultant brain bleed damages brain tissue. It's not always possible to determine why a cat has had a stroke, but there are certain factors that can increase a cat's risk, such as being elderly, experiencing trauma to the head and having certain underlying health conditions that that can make their blood more susceptible to clotting.

Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Pet Food

Feeding pets is something that you might have questions about because you don't want to feed your pet anything that might be bad for them and cause disease or even death. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about pet food. What Do You Feed Your Pet? Of course, this depends on the particular pet you own. What you should know is that different pets require different percentages of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

3 Preparation Tips Before You Have Your Puppy Litter Vaccinated

If you're the proud parent of a litter of puppies, then you get multiple bundles of joy. Your puppies aren't just a source of fun, and as their new human parent, you have some responsibilities here too. For example, you need to start your animals on a vaccination schedule and organise a health check for them all. Getting one dog to the vet can be a chore; handling a littler of puppies can be more complicated.

Grooming an Obese Dog

Nobody wants to listen to their children being criticised. Whether they're your actual children or children of the furry, four-legged variety, it's easy to become defensive. And yet, there's such a thing as constructive criticism. Whether it's said bluntly or tactfully, when your vet tells you that your dog is obese, it should certainly be taken as constructive criticism. You'll take the necessary recommended steps to help your dog lose a few kilos, whether that's extra exercise, a change (or reduction) in diet, banning snacks between meals, or more likely, all of the above.

3 Signs Your Cat May Have Gum Disease

Cat teeth aren't that different to human teeth in some ways. They are often prone to the same kinds of problems. For example, some cats have issues with gum disease. Left untreated, this can also go on to give them problems with their teeth. While your cat can't tell you about its dental problems and you may not feel safe prodding around inside its mouth, there are some signs you can look out for.

Is Your Dog a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is starting to become more and more common when it comes to treating different diseases in dogs. If your dog suffers from joint problems, stem cell therapy could be an option for you. Stem cell therapy can be used to cure many different issues your dog might have in its joints, like hip dysplasia. If you want to know if your dog with hip dysplasia might be a candidate for stem cell therapy, there are a few things you might want to know.

Emergency Vet Care While You Are On Holidays: Does The Carer Know Your Wishes?

The upcoming long weekend to celebrate Easter is also the start of the end of term school holidays. Many families take advantage of the final warm autumn temperatures to go camping. If your family is doing this, then you probably have already arranged care for your family pets while you are away. One thing you may not have thought about though is what happens if your pet falls ill while you are away.

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.