Colds in Hamsters

Just like humans, hamsters can catch colds. Ensure that your hands are clean before handling a hamster.

Chinchilla Fur Slip

Fur Slip is the automatic release of patches of fur when a Chinchilla is caught or mishandled.

Vomiting in cats

Vomiting is a common condition seen in cats. Bring your cat to the vet if the vomiting persists.

Tips on selecting hamster cages

Choosing a cage for your hamster should be one of the most important decisions as a hamster owner. Here are some tips to select a safe, comfortable and clean home for your hamster.

2011’s Most Unusual Items Ingested by Pets

Ever wondered what some of the most unusual items that were consume by pets? Woof Report shared the list from VPI Pet Insurance of the most unusual items ingested by pets in 2011.

How to perform emergency first aid

In any emergency, keeping a calm and clear mind is important. First aid is in no way a substitute for proper medical care that is administered by a veterinarian. It is simply a means to alleviate the situation before proper medical care can be administered. When proper first aid is rendered, the sick dog may recover quickly even before medical care is given. It is essential that you bring your dog to the vet for an examination after you have performed basic first aid.

Putting together an emergency first aid kit for pets

A first aid kit for your pet will come in handy in emergencies. A standard kit for humans may suffice, but it is better to have the necessary items to clean and bandage your pet's wound, fashion a muzzle or even extract stingers in cause of bee stings.

Hairballs: Getting a hold on your pet’s shedding

Pulling your hair out over your pup's shedding? The bad news is: all pets shed. There is no good news; the best one can do is damage control. This is hardly shocking for veteran pet owners, but for the uninitiated, there is still work to be done.

Vitamins for Pets

Most dogs receive a complete and balanced diet including necessary vitamins and minerals from commercially processed dog food.

When your pet coughs

A persistent cough is a good enough reason to take your pet to the vet. Chronic coughing may signal heart disease, heartworms, or lung diseases. Or it could be kennel cough, an infectious tracheobronchitis that causes a harsh hacking cough.

What a lack of appetite and decreased activity can mean

Dogs and cats can stop eating for a lot of reasons, including fever, pain, or stress. If your notice your pet's appetite has decreased or been absent for more than 24 hours, you should take it to see a vet.

Why sharing medication is not advisable

If you think that giving your pet human medication might work, think again. A lot of medication meant for humans are very toxic to animals.