Understanding Vet Care For Dogs And Cats

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Understanding Vet Care For Dogs And Cats

Hello everyone, I’m Megan. Welcome. I would like to use this site to talk to you all about vet care for dogs and cats. As soon as I bring my pets home, I make an appointment with the vet. The first appointment allows me to establish care and discuss a good vaccination schedule for my animals. The vet performs a thorough examination to confirm my pet is in good health. Throughout my pets’ lives, I bring them back to the vet for diagnosis and treatment when they are ill or injured. My site will cover pet illnesses and injuries along with the tests and treatments used for each medical condition. Thanks.

That’s Not for You: 4 Things Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

When you have a dog in the family, you need to watch what it eats. Dogs are notorious for eating anything that smells even remotely like food. Between digging through the trash, sniffing around the yard, and begging for scraps off your plate, your dog probably comes in contact with a variety of foods. Unfortunately, consuming certain foods can lead to some serious health issues for your dog. If you're like most people, you might not realize how many foods and beverages can be harmful to your dog. Read More 

Choosing a Subtotal Colectomy to Treat Your Cat’s Megacolon

Cats are prone to urinary tract and bowel disorders, but perhaps one of the most serious is feline megacolon. As its name suggests, this condition occurs when your cat's colon grows stretched and distended, typically due to an extended bout of constipation. Megacolon can lead to potentially fatal ruptures and backups if it isn't recognized and treated quickly, and, while other treatments may be available, surgery is often the only option to save your pet. Read More 

Four Tips For Feeding An Older Cat

As your cat grows older, he experiences changes in his dental health and metabolism. If you don't feed your cat properly to accommodate for these changes, his risk of diseases, from tooth damage to diabetes, increases. To ensure your older cat remains in good health, follow these tips for feeding senior cats. (Any cat age 11 or older is considered a senior cat.) Feed wet or moist food. When your cat was younger, he may have gotten along just fine on a dry food–only diet. Read More 

Bovine Ketosis: What Every New Dairy Cow Owner Must Know

Keeping a dairy cow to provide fresh milk, butter and other dairy products was something that earlier generations of Americans took for granted as a necessary part of providing their family's food supply. This practice became significantly less popular later as commercial milk supplies proved to be stable, convenient and relatively inexpensive. With today's increasing concerns about the health of many commercially-produced foods, the family milk cow is once again enjoying renewed popularity and becoming part of many small farms and homesteads. Read More 

Safe Flea And Tick Medication Application Tips

Flea and tick mediation is available at just about every type of store. Since this medication is so easily accessible, many owners think it's completely harmless. While this medication is definitely safe for use, this doesn't mean there aren't some safety precautions you should take. Make sure you are keeping safety in mind. Ask Your Vet Although you don't always have to get this medication from a veterinarian, it's a good idea to at least speak with a vet about the medication you are planning to use for your animal. Read More