Got A New Dog? Be Prepared For Issues With These Home Remedies

In 2015, it is estimated that pet owners spent more than $60 billion dollars on their pets. This includes everything from food to medicine. However, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg in order to take care of your pet. In fact, there are many instances when you will find a better form of treatment in your home than at the store or the vet. The following home remedies for common issues that you may experience as a new dog owner will cost a lot less than a trip to a vet and will help keep your carbon paw print in check: Read More 

It’s All Foreign: How To Get Objects Out Of Your Dog’s Eyes

You never know when your dog is going to get something lodged in its eye, especially if it spends a lot of time outside. Unfortunately, if your dog has long hair, it can be difficult to see the debris until the eye has gotten irritated. It's a good idea to check your dog's eyes each time they come in from a romp outside. If you do find debris in your dog's eyes, you'll need to clean them out as soon as possible. Read More 

Help Your Pet Save Lives By Being A Blood Donor

You know that you can donate blood and save lives. But did you know that your pet can do the same thing? There are pet blood banks that exist so that pets who are very sick or have to have surgery and need to have more blood can receive a transfusion. There aren't blood banks everywhere yet; there are vets and hospitals that are working to change that. Because of that, many veterinary hospitals have their own blood supplies or have a list of dogs and cats that they can call upon in times of need. Read More 

Symptoms, Causes And Management Of Arthritis In Dogs

Dogs are sometimes prone to injuries or wear and tear that affect the joints, leading to the wearing of cartilage between the joint bones and thus causing problems later on. Unfortunately, many dog owners fail to recognize the early signs of arthritis in their canine companion until the arthritic changes in the joints and bones have progressed too far. Here is a look at the symptoms and causes of arthritis in dogs to help you better care for your pet. Read More 

Keeping A Cat Calm For An Animal Hospital Visit

Going to the animal hospital can be a vital part of your cat's health. However, these visits can sometimes be distressing to your pet when the cat isn't used to visiting the vet. Here are some things that you should do to ease your cat into an animal hospital visit. Get Your Cat Used to the Procedures One reason that a vet visit can be stressful for your cat is that the cat isn't used to having his nails clipped, being groomed, and having their paws and mouth inspected. Read More