For most of us, the holiday season means shiny Christmas decorations, beautifully wrapped presents and a delectable selection of tasty holiday treats. In the midst of all the seasonal cheer, it is important to look out for your pets, as they are many new dangers they face during the holiday season.
A continuation from Keeping our cats happy and healthy (part 2).
Protecting your pets
A continuation from Keeping our indoor cats happy and healthy (part 1).
In Singapore, most of our cats are kept as indoor pets. We fear for their safety outdoors, but being indoors can also pose just as many dangers – eg: the high-rise syndrome. While we can minimise the risks of our cats being lost, infected, or hurt at home, we must always consider what’s best for our cats.
Improving your dog’s quality of life is a gift that keeps on giving: the more wonderful we make life for our dogs, the more ways they enhance our own.
Like all dogs, the Poodle is also subject to various health issues. The following list is by no means conclusive, as research is still ongoing. The Poodle comes in three varieties – the Toy, Miniature and Standard. Each of these varieties are susceptible to different diseases. Below is a general list of health issues affecting Poodles.
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.
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.
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 otherwise known as dog flu is a new disease threatening dogs.
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.
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.
A dog’s body consists of around 70% water and requires sufficient water to maintain a proper level of body fluids. Dogs lose a great deal of water daily through urination, respiration, and evaporation, a relatively small amount of losses can result in serious health problems, so it is very important that an adequate water supply be available at all times.
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.