Cat fights and bites happen between cats or cats can be attacked by dogs. Injuries between companion animals such as from a dog can be a very big deal. There is potential for crushing injuries, broken bones, and bleeding lungs that are at hand when pets get into a fighting mood. The worst cases of injury between pets are when cats find themselves on the business end of a dog's maw.
They say old age creeps up on a person like a thief in the night. This is especially true of your cat. Cats seemingly race through adolescence and adulthood, and suddenly at around 8 years of age, they are entering their golden years. As our cats age, they may have specific needs or problems that must be addressed.
How to Create a Safe Medicine Cabinet for Your Dog Most of us keep a variety of medicines at home for those occasions when we are sick or injured, but did you know there are some important medicines to keep on hand if your dog is not well? Here are some of the commonly used items you should have on hand in your dog's medicine chest.
As much as we try to protect our pets, accidents do happen, so it is important to be as prepared as reasonably possible. One way to be prepared is to know how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency technique used to help someone whose heart and/or breathing has stopped. Although somewhat modified, the same techniques used for people - rescue breathing and chest compressions - can be used to help treat an animal in distress.
As Easter approaches, many of us look forward to the excitement of Easter festivities like Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, and parades. But the joys of Easter can mean danger for your pets. Each year thousands of pets are injured and/or become deathly ill.
Overview of Cetirizine (Zyrtec®) for Dogs and Cats Cetirizine, commonly known by the brand name Zyrtec®, is a type of anti-histamine commonly recommended for dogs with itching. It can also be used in cats. Histamine is a chemical that is released in the body in response to inflammation or allergy. This chemical travels throughout the body searching for specific histamine receptors (targets on cells).