Springtime is the perfect season for dogs and their owners to head outside and have some fun. Tired and bored of cold winter days, both animals and their human friends are eager to soak in some sunshine and enjoy the fresh breeze. But no matter how lovely the spring season is, warm weather also brings some health risks for pets.
So, before you head out, here are some tips on helping your pet have fun and stay healthy while outside.
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Did you know that cats used to be considered seniors when they reach eight years of age? Things are different nowadays – it’s not unusual to see cats hitting ages between 18 and 20, while old age in cats starts between 11 and 14 years old.
Care for cats has improved significantly in the past decade. They live healthier lives with better food, indoor lifestyles, and the perks of advancing veterinary medicine.
Unfortunately, people aren’t always well informed on how to care for their aging cats. If your cat is getting up there in age, it’s time to learn some common rules for taking care of your geriatric or aging felines.
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As Spring approaches, more Houstonians are being drawn outside. If you are itching to take Fido to a dog park to play, keep these foundational safety tips in mind. Here are four ground rules for any four-legged friend visiting a dog park in Houston:
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It doesn’t matter if your dog or cat wanders out a forgotten gate, chases an unwitting squirrel or digs under the fence… if your pet is loose, your number one priority is bringing them home. Why isn’t your pet’s collar enough to guarantee a safe return? Simply put, tags can wear out and collars can fall off. Microchips are becoming the universal standard to extend the tether between pets and their homes.
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The most common reason for blindness in pets is old age, but genetic factors and conditions like glaucoma could leave your pet blind or vision-impaired at any age. While this may be heartbreaking for pet owners and frustrating for pets, blind cats and dogs can still have a great quality of life.
These tips can make things a bit easier for both you and your pet!
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If you’ve ever seen a dog struggle through parvovirus, then you know that it’s a truly terrible and potentially fatal disease. With spring on the horizon, parvo season is about to begin, and it’s imperative that your pet is protected.
Proper prevention, quick recognition of the symptoms, and early treatment can mean the difference between life and death for your dog. Here’s what you need to know to give your pet the best chance against parvo:
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Are Pets a Good Present?
We’ve all seen it before. Maybe it’s on a friend’s social media or maybe in a movie or television show. A little girl or boy is gifted a pet by their parents for their birthday or for a special holiday like Christmas. While of course joy is to be expected, are pets a good present? Whether it’s a puppy, a new kitten, or a small pet like a hamster, pets can make great gifts…if they’re in the right hands.
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10 Human Snacks That Are Healthy For Dogs
Have you ever found yourself eating a delicious snack only to look down and see some “puppy dog eyes” staring up at you? We’ve assembled a list of ten human snacks that can also be used as a healthy treat for your pup. Now you can share your food…but remember; moderation is key!
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If you’re a dog owner, it’s inevitable that your furry friend will experience vomiting and diarrhea at some point in his life. No one likes to see their dog suffer, but no one likes to pay unnecessary vet bills either. It can be tough to know when your dog truly needs medical attention and when he just needs a day to get better on his own. These guidelines will help you make the right call and keep your pooch healthy!
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When you’re ready to welcome a new pup into your family, your first step may be to start researching which breed is right for you. But before you give that breeder a call, consider these five reasons to adopting a mutt.
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