Signs of poisoning vary according to the type of poison, but often include vomiting, depression, and convulsions. When in doubt call your veterinarian or an animal poison control hotline. The ASPCA offers a 24-hour poison control hotline at (888)426-4435. Poisons act in different ways, so it’s important to have the label of any suspected poisons available. Drugs, especially … [Read more...] about Poison Dangers: Is Your Dog at Risk?
Animals, including humans and cats, use a lot of body language to communicate. Your cat probably understands a lot more of your body language than you think, but how much of your cat's body language do you understand? And how much is lost in translation? For example, much of the cat's marking behavior is misunderstood by people. While humans claim their territory by erecting … [Read more...] about Interpreting Your Cat’s Body Language
Just because your dog is no longer technically a puppy, dogs still have the urge to chew. But chewing can be dangerous. Chewing electrical cords can lead to shocks and electrocution. Eating drugs and poisons has led to the death of many dogs. Although eating paper currency is an expensive habit, swallowing a single penny can be more expensive; unless it is removed, the penny … [Read more...] about Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Chewing!
It hurts! That is the first thing you should know about urinary tract infections (UTIs), which commonly affect dogs and, more rarely, cats. Infection-causing bacteria—the usual culprits—can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. Fortunately, you can quickly relieve your pet’s discomfort with prompt veterinary treatment. SO WHAT IS A UTI? A UTI occurs when bacteria colonize … [Read more...] about Urinary Tract Infections – Prevention & Treatment
What is Facial Fold Dermatitis? Dogs with deep facial wrinkles and folds can harbor bacteria or yeast and moisture in the crevices, where the warm dark environment allows the bacteria or yeast to grow. Rubbing the skin leads to irritation and allows the organisms to gain access, causing infection. How does my dog get Facial Fold Dermatitis? Your dog can get skin fold … [Read more...] about Facial Fold Dermatitis