Tag Archives: PETS

How to Remove Fleas From Your Pet ?

If your dog or cat has fleas, medication is a must. Getting the bugs off your pet is important, too. It cuts down the number of itchy, irritating bites your pet gets — and helps keep fleas out of your home. How do you do it? 1. Give Your Pet a Bath Just lukewarm water, or water and a mild ... Readmore »

Ways to Protect Yourself From Fleabites

Fleas may drive your pets crazy, but they can be a problem for you, too. They’re parasites, meaning they feed on other animals. Some fleas prefer dogs, while others are partial to cats. But if they’re hungry, most fleas will feed on any warm-blooded animal — including you. Fleabites are usually itchy. Most times, they look like small, raised pink ... Readmore »

Does My Pet Have a Food Allergy or Something Else

You’ve probably seen posts online that say a food allergy might hit your pet, or ads for pet foods that claim not to trigger allergies. In fact, food allergies don’t bother many pets. If your dog or cat has itchy skin or diarrhea, something else is more likely behind it. What You Might See You may start to think that your pet has a food allergy if ... Readmore »

Your Pet’s Nutrition Needs

Your pet may love to eat food fresh from your plate. But just because he likes it doesn’t mean it’s good for him. Those table scraps could lead to extra pounds on your pet. More than half of all dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Cats and dogs have calorie needs that vary. For example: A 10-pound cat needs only 200 ... Readmore »

What should I feed my pet mouse?

Mice are omnivores (they eat plant and animal material). They will eat a wide variety of food if offered.   Mouse feeding guide Mice should be fed a combination of ad lib fresh fruits and vegetables and small amounts of good quality mouse/rat pellets or cubes (ensure they have a protein content of at least 16% & fat content of 4-5%).. Some examples of ... Readmore »

How should I house my pet rat?

Rats are interactive, intelligent and highly sociable animals. We recommend that you house at least two compatible rats together. They can also be housed in compatible groups. Providing companionship is an important aspect in their care. However you will need to take care to avoid mixing entire male rats with entire female rats to avoid having any unintended litters of baby ... Readmore »

How should I house my pet mouse?

Mice can be very interactive and sociable animals who readily accept human companionship. Some tips on how best to house mice are: Mice can be housed in a range of cage types. Provide a cage as large as possible and ensure that it is easy to clean and well ventilated. Bird cage type enclosures are generally better than plastic or ... Readmore »

Talking With Your Vet About Your Pet’s Food Allergy

If you think your dog or cat may have a food allergy, make an appointment with your vet. This type of allergy is tricky to pin down. While proteins like beef, egg, or chicken are often to blame, any type of food, spice, or chemical can cause your dog’s immune system to go haywire. Plus, a food allergy often doesn’t happen after your pet has eaten ... Readmore »

When to Call Your Vet

Has your local vet or animal clinic cut back services due to COVID-19? Pets still need care during a pandemic. While some health problems are emergencies, you can put more routine care off until later. When do you call your vet for an appointment, when do you wait, and what do you do if you need to take your pet ... Readmore »

What should I feed my guinea pigs?

Guinea pigs are natural herbivores and would spend their time foraging and grazing in small herds in the wild. They need to be fed the types of food they have adapted to eat. Their teeth are continuously growing, which is one of the reasons why they need plenty of roughage to chew; this wears down their teeth and helps prevent ... Readmore »