Keeping My Animals Happy

  • What To Do If Your Cat's Claws Keep Getting Stuck

    6 March 2018

    Every pet owner knows that cats scratch whether they want them to or not. Whether it's your curtains, carpet, or furniture, chances are you've spied your cat scratching at one time or another. However, if you've also noticed that your cat's claws frequently get stuck on whatever it is that they're scratching, they may need some help. Read on to learn why this problem happens and what you can do to make it easier on your kitty.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Choosing A New Vet For Your Beloved Pet

    5 March 2018

    Now that you're in need of a new veterinarian to care for your pet, it's a good idea to consult with a few prospects before choosing one to ensure that all of your needs and expectations will be met as time goes on. The following are a few important considerations to make when deciding which available veterinarian in your area you want to work with: How are Vaccinations Handled? As your pet ages, it is likely that your veterinarian will recommend a series of vaccinations to keep them healthy and happy throughout adulthood.

  • 4 Reasons You Should Take Your Cat In For A Checkup After They Go Missing And Return Home

    1 March 2018

    It only takes one second of distraction to allow a lifelong indoor cat to slip out the door and get lost in the surrounding area. While you may be overjoyed to get your pet home after days, weeks, or even months of missing them, you can't just welcome the pet home and pretend like they never disappeared. You should schedule an immediate checkup at a local veterinary hospital like Healthy Paws Veterinary Hospital & Housecalls for these four reasons and more.

  • Three Reasons Why Your Flea Medicine Doesn't Work Well Enough

    27 February 2018

    Keeping fleas off of one's cat and dog is typically a pet owner's first priority, since these pests can be irritating to humans, too. Even people who apply anti-flea medication on a regular basis may notice that there are still plenty of fleas. If you're bothered by the amount of fleas you're noticing, here are three reasons why your medication might not be working properly. Resistance Flea medications contain an anti-parasite neurotoxin that's lethal for fleas while safe for pets.

  • Garfield Was Right: Why You Shouldn'T Put Your Fat Cat On A Diet

    26 February 2018

    Being overweight isn't healthy for anyone, including your cat. However, if your kitty is overweight and your first reaction is to limit the amount of food they can eat, it's not the best idea. Putting a cat on a diet isn't the safest method for helping them to lose weight. Read on to discover why your cat should lose weight and how you should get it done. Danger of Low-Calorie Diet

  • Worried About Flu Season? Your Cat Needs Protection Too

    14 February 2018

    With the current flu season leaving many people sick, it's reasonable to be concerned about your risk of catching the flu. However, it might surprise you that your cat could be at risk, too. Read on to learn more about the feline flu and what you can do to defend your cat from it. How Cats Get the Flu Cats can catch the flu from other cats, just like you can from humans.

  • 4 Types Of Acupuncture Techniques Used On Horses

    8 February 2018

    Acupuncture is a common medical technique used in Asia and has become widely accepted in the United States as well. Acupuncture can be used on all living beings. It is designed to be used on pets, such as horses, as well as humans. With your pets, the acupuncture needs are put in specific energy fields to get their body back into harmony; that is the driving idea behind acupuncture. There are four primary acupuncture techniques that your vet is most likely to use on your pet if you opt for acupuncture treatment.