The heart is a two sided pump that sends blood around the body in a one-way direction through arteries that go away from the heart and veins that return to the heart. The heart has a right side that pumps blood to the lungs to receive oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide (made when . . . → Read More: Heart Disease in Dogs
Care and Needs of the Older Pet
Beginning the new year my dog Cheyenne will be 13 years old. It’s hard to believe that the puppy that used to endlessly hunt for ground squirrels while camping is now reaching the end of her years. I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss a . . . → Read More: Care and Needs of the Older Pet – a continuing series
Exposure to toxins or unintended substances are a relatively common problem with household pets, both dogs and cats. To prevent exposures to chemicals, you should attempt to “animal-proof” your home. There are various products available at stores to secure cabinets and drawers. Websites and books also describe procedures to secure cabinets, outlets and . . . → Read More: Pet Toxins
We all love our dogs. They complete our lives in many ways and give us something to smile about even on the worst days. They need us and, in a way, we might just need them as well. Of course, being in love with man’s best friend might be easy but occasionally it can build . . . → Read More: Pet Beds For Puppies
Dental care for your cat is pretty important. A lot of people don’t realize this, but they should be checking the teeth of their cats regularly because issues can mean a sign of bigger problems, or can lead to them eventually, just as the case is with humans.
Brushing a cat’s teeth is important. It . . . → Read More: The Importance of Cat Dental Care
It was noted that most of the posts provided have more information on dogs and so I have devoted a section below on more cat specific problems: osteoarthritis, urinary problems and a warning about anorexia in cats. . . . → Read More: The Cat Series
You love your horse; that much is true. And no doubt you want your horse to be as healthy as possible. While it’s true too that simply feeding and exercising your horse are great ways to stay on top of that, there are in fact other things that you can do as well. Supplements, for . . . → Read More: Nutramax for Horse Health
Like most rational minded people, I scoffed when dog boots first made it onto my radar. In my mind, this seemed on the same level as painting your dog’s toenails or decking Fido out in a Hermes scar: a mindless activity of the rich and fabulous. Clearly, this is a frivolous, superficial, and totally unnecessary . . . → Read More: Dog Boots: Necessity, Not Accessory
When you walk your dog, you probably don’t think too much about where they are walking or what surfaces are beneath their paws. But it is important that you do because these things can really affect their health. It is one thing if you are walking them on a regular concrete surface, but if you . . . → Read More: Dog Boots Protect Them From Dirt and Infection
Hoof health is of the utmost importance when it comes to horses. It is where infections and injuries tend to occur the most and they can cause further health complications. It is important that you often pick out the feet of your horse. In the process, you should look for a variety of things.
Thrush . . . → Read More: Horse Care and Hoof Health