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Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Has Fido been gaining weight lately?  And have the extra pounds been accompanied by hair loss and/or skin problems?  If so, it’s possible that your canine pal may have hypothyroidism. This condition is a common problem in dogs.  Hypothyroidism occurs when a canine’s body does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone, which is [...]

Making the Perfect Home for Your Leopard Gecko

You’ve decided that a leopard gecko with its docile temperament and ability to thrive in captivity is just the pet for you. But before you bring your new friend home, you’ll need to create the right home for it since they do require specialized care. The best option for caging is a glass enclosure. For a single [...]

How to Give Your Dog or Cat a Pill

Fido or Kitty needs medication or a much-needed supplement. Unfortunately, the medicine or vitamin in question only comes in pill form. That means you’re probably going to have a devil of a time trying to get your cat or dog to open wide and swallow. So what’s the best way to pill your animal [...]

Canine Halitosis

Does Fido have bad breath? This condition – also known as canine halitosis – is usually caused by dental or gum disease. Persistent halitosis, however, could be an indicator of more serious medical problems that involve the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, liver or kidneys. The first thing to do is look at what your [...]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

One of the health problems older cats face is hyperthyroidism or high thyroid levels. After certain age and for reasons that are still not quite understood, feline thyroid glands began producing excess amounts of the thyroid hormone. This in turn can cause such problems as high blood pressure, heart disease, weight loss and digestive [...]

7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Ferret

Playful, active and loving, ferrets make great pets. But like any other companion animal, they have very particular needs that all prospective owners must take into account. So before you buy one, here are some things you should consider. 1. Time Ferrets are genial, intelligent animals. But at certain times of the day, they [...]

5 Human Foods Not to Feed Your Cat

You want to give Kitty the very best of everything, including food. But watch out! However tempted you may be to feed your cat from your plate, pantry or fridge, you need to be aware that certain kinds of human food can put felines at risk for gastrointestinal problems and worse. 1. Chocolate Chocolate [...]

Health Problems for Cats

Watch for cat health issues ! The pet insurance industry keeps track of the health issues with both dogs and cats. This is quite helpful as it provides a starting place for pet owners to watch out for these conditions and seek immediate help if their symptoms are seen. So here are [...]

Outdoor Pet Birds and Feather Mites

Outdoor Pet Birds and Feather Mites Do you keep your pet bird in an outdoor cage or aviary? If so, then you need to know that your feathered friend is susceptible to the red mite, a parasite that only lives outdoors. Feather mites typically attach themselves to the skin of a bird and rarely [...]

Leash-train Your Cat in 10 Easy Steps

Most people think that you can’t leash-train your cat. While it’s true that felines may be as easy to train as dogs, you can indeed teach Kitty how to walk more or less by your side at the end of a leash. Even older cats can be trained if you have the patience. Here [...]

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