In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled more than 180,000 cases about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances.
Gum disease is prevalent in cats but can be easily prevented by diligent dental care.
Rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs should be offered free access to large quantities of fresh timothy hay daily (young animals may have some Alfalfa Hay). Similarly, other small pets, such as hamsters and gerbils, should be given a small handful of hay two or three times a week.
Many guinea pig owners don't realize how important housing can be. Because a guinea pig will spend a good deal of their life in his cage, it is imperative that the cage is big enough and outfitted with the proper accessories and supplies.
Rabbits can make excellent house pets. They are generally clean and can be housetrained to use a litter box. They are interesting, docile, interact well with people, and can become quite affectionate. But before acquiring a pet rabbit, there are some things you should consider.
Every canine requires different diets at different stages of life. Being omnivorous means they need a nutritionally balanced diet comprising protein, vegetables and carbohydrates to optimise their wellbeing. For instance, neutered dogs have different calorie requirements than unsterilised canines.
Many pooches show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old because they aren’t provided with proper mouth care-and bad breath is often the first sign of a problem.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a variety of health problems. Don’t worry, your cat’s breath isn’t supposed to smell minty fresh-but if there’s an extremely strong, fetid odor, there could be an underlying medical problem.
Dog eye discharge and tear staining are common problems, especially with certain breeds. So, what causes these issues, and what can you do to remedy them?
We have all heard the warnings about using sunscreen to protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays that can be harmful to humans. However, many pet owners may not realize that their pets require sun protection too.