Sunday, January 28, 2018

Did You Know?

A frightened cat will lose it's hair within seconds. 
It is a safe guard so that when he or she gets into a 
fight.  Does not loose skin too.

When another animal grabs with claws or teeth, fur will come out easy and loosen the animals grip.

Your cat looses a lot more at the veterinarian' office  than he or she does at home.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

9 Ways Grooming Promotes Better Health...

One of the benefits of regularly grooming your pet is having a good looking and fresh smelling dog.  But more importantly, it can improve wellness and possibly even prevent illness and injuries from occurring or advancing.

1.   Trimmed toenails have less of a chance of breaking.
       In addition to being incredibly painful, broken nails open the door to infection.

2.   Trimmed toenails also prevent abnormal changes to a dog's toes and feet.
      If the feet are not hitting the ground properly, it affects a dog's ability to walk
      and stand.

3.   Mats prevent good airflow to the skin.

      This leads to a buildup of moisture, debris and even parasites and can
      cause skin infections.

4.  Mat free coats allow you to find problems sooner.

     It is easier to see abnormal growths or injuries on a groomed dog.

5.  Groomed bodies and feet keep active breeds moving freely.

     As an example, hunting dogs need unhindered motion in their legs and feet to 
     prevent injuries while retrieving game on land and in water.

6.  Good ear monitoring prevents ear infections.
     Non shedding breeds, such as the Poodles and some terriers, need to have hair
     inside  the ears pulled out to prevent a breeding ground for infection.
     At the same time do not  over clean a dog's ears unless it is needed.   

7.  Cleaned anal glands prevent blockage and infections.

8.  Regular bathing helps dogs and people with allergies.
     You are not just getting them clean, but you are also washing off allergens.   

9.  Regular tooth brushing  helps prevent dental infections.
     Dental infections affect the mouth and major organs, including the heart
     and kidneys. Gently brush your dog's teeth for good oral hygiene.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tip Of The Month...

Never let your small breed jump off furniture.

This habit can lead to broken bones and joint problems.

It they must be on the furniture, consider purchasing stairs or a ramp for easy,
safe access.

Top 10 Dog Beaches

Del Mar Dog Beach, Del Mar California
Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Freeland, Washington
Fort De Soto Park - St Petersburg, Florida
Jekyll Island Beach - Jekyll Island , Georgia
Montrose Dog Beach - Chicago, Illinois
Rosie's Dog Beach - Long Beach California
Topsail Beach - North Carolina
Nags Head Beach - Nags Head, North Carolina
Warren Dunes State Park - Sawyer, Michigan
Wildwood Dog Beach - Wildwood, New Jersey 

Don't Steal Your Dog's Sunshine

Take these measures to help ensure your pet enjoys the summer fun without a trip to the vet.

Prevent overheating, let your dog rest inside or in the shade.  Hydrate, make sure your friend has access to fresh water.  Stop stress, give your dog a breaks from a busy party.

Protect their feet from the hot pavement.

Share your plain hot dog only if you know your dog can have a few bites without getting sick and is not prone to pancreatitis.  No Matter what moderation is the key.  

Do not walk your dog on black pavement on a very hot day.
Do not feed greasy table food like chips and pizza.  Or leave the grill unattended. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Every Cat Needs Entertainment..

 Cats are curious creatures that love to run, climb, hunt and play.
Providing entertainment and activities for your cat keeps them healthier
and helps reduce unwanted behavior. 

Indoor cats live longer healthier lives but van develop undesirable habits if not given enough exercise and mental stimulation. 

Some undesirable behaviors and medical conditions that can develop from lack of stimulation include scratching inappropriate places, chewing, peeing outside the litter box, aggression and obesity.

Cat toys especially ones with bells, feather, furor pom poms can provide hours of entertainment and some exercise for your kitty. 

Toys to encourage your cat's natural instinct to hunt are also available.
These toys can be filled with a treat or cat food and can be hidden in the house . 
You can also train your cat to chase laser pointers.  Whether your kitty spends most of its time sleeping or begging you to play, providing entertainment for your cat is important for its mental a nd physical health.