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.
Just like us, guinea pigs cannot produce Vitamin C by themselves and may require supplements for healthy growth and well-being, if their diets do not contain sufficient amount of the nutrient.
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.
They keep themselves neat and clean by spending a large part of their day licking their coats. As a result of this, cats tend to swallow great amounts of loose hair, which then collect and form into a hardened mass called a trichobezoar within their guts. These hairballs are, more often than not, harmless, but in severe cases can cause constipation and blockage of the digestive tract.
Rabbits are naturally curious animals. They enjoy exploring and are apt to chew on any objects they can find. Rabbit proofing helps to prevent your rabbits from damaging your property. It also protects your rabbits from harm such as being electrocuted or burned by chewing up electrical wires.
If your female dog has not been neutered or spayed, she is considered to be intact. Intact dogs tend to have their first heat cycle somewhere between six to 12 months of age. However, larger dog breeds may sometimes have their first seasonal mentrual cycle when they are 12 months or older.
Declawing refers to the surgery performed on cats to remove their claws to prevent them from scratching. Contrary to popular belief, it is in no way comparable to removing a toenail. This is because a cat’s claws are closely attached to its toe bones. The surgery removes the last joint of the cat’s toe bone to ensure that the claw does not grow back. Many veterinarians are reluctant to offer declawing services, as it is not beneficial for cats. In fact, declawing can lead to many painful complications.
Toys are essential to keep your dog healthy through mental stimulation and physical exercise. However, not all toys are suitable or safe for your dog.