Cats And Strings: The Hidden Danger Of Letting Your Cat Play With Strings
19 October 2015
Nearly everyone has seen delightful photos of cute kittens playing with strings. There is no doubt that kittens and cats enjoy playing with strings and will often ferret out scraps of ribbon or yarn as their playthings. You may think that offering your cat strings to play with is a good way to keep her occupied. You probably enjoy watching her antics while she plays, too. What you may not know is that strings pose a danger to the health of your cat.
4 Things Rabbit Owners Need To Know About Pneumonia
16 October 2015
Pneumonia is a life-threatening lung infection that, unfortunately, is common in pet rabbits. Here are four things you need to know about pneumonia.
What causes pneumonia?
The most common cause of pneumonia is pasteurella bacteria. Other types of bacteria can also lead to pneumonia, but this is less likely.
Pasteurella is a very contagious bacteria that can lead to respiratory problems in rabbits. The early stages of pasteurella infection are known as snuffles and involve cold-like symptoms such as sneezing and sniffling.
5 Tips For Dealing With Dog Seizures
14 October 2015
Whether it is due to epilepsy or another underlying health condition, watching your dog go through a seizure can be quite scary. Even though your pup is in no pain, a seizure can make him disoriented and cause brain damage. That is why it is important to know what to do. Here are five tips for dealing with dog seizures:
Do Not Panic
When your dog falls to the ground and shakes uncontrollably, it is easy to panic.
Do You Know The Signs Of Food Poisoning In Your Pets?
14 October 2015
Each year, pet products are recalled because they have been contaminated with salmonella or listeria. While these two foodborne pathogens can make humans very sick, can they affect pets in the same way?
Signs of Salmonellosis
Both dogs and cats can carry Salmonella bacteria without getting sick. In fact, the most common type of Salmonella bacteria is found in as many as 36 percent of healthy dogs and 18 percent of healthy cats.