Potential Risks for Indoor Cats

A large percentage of cat owners in Singapore keep indoor cats, but are they truly contented being indoors? Problems may arise if you’re not prepared to put in the time and effort with your indoor cat.

Dog Whiskers 101

Have you never wondered what your dogs whiskers were for? Perhaps you thought their only function was to frame your puppy’s adorable face. But that’s not all, your dog’s whiskers serve an important function.

How Your Indoor Cat Can Enjoy the Sun

Cats are sun worshippers and can spend hours napping in the sun – why should we deny them this luxury? Help your indoor cat enjoy the (endless) summer sunshine here in Singapore with the following tips.

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza otherwise known as dog flu is a new disease threatening dogs.

Making End of Life Decisions for Pets

As pet owners, we’ve all been faced with, or will eventually face, the agony of making end-of-life decisions for our pets. Sometimes it’s because of an illness, other times it may be due to the natural aging process, but whatever it is, it never makes the decision any easier to make.

Hot Spots: Acute Moist Dermatitis

A hot spot is a warm, painful, swollen patch of skin 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 cm) across that exudes pus and gives off a foul odor. Hair in the area is lost rapidly. The infection progresses when the dog licks and chews the site. These circular patches appear suddenly and enlarge quickly, often within a matter of hours.

How to Calculate Your Dog’s Age

It’s common knowledge that dogs age faster than people. But the conventional wisdom that one dog year equals seven human years is an oversimplified view of how old your dog is in human years. Although a dog’s age averages out this way, there is quite a bit of variation. For example, dogs mature more quickly than children in the first couple of years. So the first year of a dog’s life is equal to about 15 human years, rather than seven.

Dental Care for Dogs

Caring for your dog includes caring for his or her teeth. Dogs may resist having their teeth brushed, but it will be something they will grow to enjoy and eventually thank you for.

Smoking Kills Our Pets

The detrimental effects smoking has on humans are well known, and recent studies have shown that second-hand smoke affects our pets just as badly, or worse.

Healthy Dental Hygiene for Dogs

Did you know that dogs are more than twice as likely to develop dental diseases? This is because their mouth is slightly alkaline and also because they don’t get their teeth brushed as often as we humans do. When bacteria multiplies, the problems multiply as well. This can lead to very painful situations such as tooth loss and gum diseases, in severe cases bacteria may spread throughout the dog’s body, potentially resulting in heart and liver diseases.

Toys for Rabbits

Rabbits are playful animals and are a lot of fun to watch when they’re playing. Rabbit toys are something that both you and your rabbit can enjoy. A fun selection of items will keep your rabbit entertained, especially when it is in a cage or a pen for the majority of the time. When your rabbit is let out to play, you can provide it with toys and activities to keep its environment stimulating.

How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

Providing your cat with adequate dental care will go a long way in preventing dental diseases like feline gingivitis. This is a step-by-step guide to brushing your cat’s teeth.

How to Clip Your Guinea Pig's Nails

A guinea pig’s nails grow constantly and will eventually turn long and grow inwards, causing harm to their feet. If left unattended, the long nails will affect the way they walk or even pierce into the flesh – causing pain and infections.

Preventing Rabbit Hairballs

Like cats, rabbits are heavy groomers. When licking their coats to clean themselves, rabbits risk ingesting large amounts of loose fur. These furs subsequently ball up in their stomachs and form hairballs, which are medically known as trichobezoars. This condition is also known as “wool block”. However, unlike cats, rabbits do not possess the ability to regurgitate hairballs. Because of this, hairballs in rabbits can become potentially fatal, especially when it begins to affect their digestive systems and cause constipation and other digestive problems.