If your dog has developed some stiff, achy joints with age, your veterinarian may recommend anti-inflammatory medications to keep the pain at bay. These work well for some dogs, but others do not tolerate them. If your dog does not do well on medications, or if you simply prefer a more natural approach, here are four pet supplements you might consider giving your dog instead. Glucosamine Glucosamine is a natural compound that helps encourage the production of the fluids that help cushion your dog's joints.
If you're planning on going out of town at some point during the upcoming holiday season or perhaps traveling on business, you may be wondering what your best option is for the care of your canine companion in your absence. You may be tempted to hire someone to come to your home to care for your pet or to ask a caring friend or neighbor to look after it rather than taking it to a professional boarding kennel, but this approach can have unintended consequences -- some of them tragic.
Cats are active, stoic animals that often continue acting normally despite developing a serious illness or injury. When dealing with eye problems, these characteristics can delay treatment and increase the risk of vision loss. Regularly giving your cat a once over will help you spot issues before they cause irreversible damage. Any signs of redness, swelling or discharge require a trip to the vet for a diagnosis and treatment. Vets work quickly to identify and treat the problem to keep further complications to a minimum.
Hi! My name is Lisa Caldwell, and I often refer to myself as the cat lady. My husband isn’t as proud of that title as I am. Oh, he loves our cats. It’s just that every time he says no more cats, it seems I find a poor little kitten stranded in the snow or wandering the streets. We have a nineteen-year-old cat, a twelve-year-old, and three cats under the age of two. Each one has been rescued or came from the local Humane Society. We also have an eighty-five pound dog who thinks he’s one of the cats. I never bring a new kitten into the house and just toss them into the mix. I have a particular method of introducing a new pet into the household. I am going to share how this works, also how we feed and care for new kittens. Enjoy!