Keeping My Animals Happy

  • 3 Simple Solutions To Prepare Your Dog For The Summer Season

    11 April 2018

    With the summer season approaching, you may be preparing for vacations and time at the community pool. While preparations are important, focus on your dog is also necessary. The summer season can be dangerous for your dog's comfort and underlying health whether they spend their time indoors or outdoors. Here are a few tips to prepare your dog for the upcoming extreme temperatures of the summer. Hydrate Hydration is key to your health, but it is also essential for your dog's health and wellness.

  • Answers To Some Common Pet Vaccination Questions

    10 March 2018

    Vaccination is an important part of your pet's preventative care. When it comes to human vaccines, concerns based on misconceptions prompt many parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated. Similarly, pet owners have questions and concerns when it comes to vaccinating their furry family members. It is perfectly acceptable to address your apprehensions about pet vaccines to your veterinarian. Educating yourself on the facts instead of the myths will enable you to make the best decision for your dog or cat.

  • 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.

  • 3 Things To Do When Your Dog Has Arthritis

    6 February 2018

    If your dog lives a nice long time, chances are they will develop arthritis at some point. In fact, 80% of senior dogs over the age of 8 have arthritis. Having arthritis means that your dog's joints ache, especially during times of extreme weather like severe cold, or after a lot of exercise. If your dog is experiencing arthritis, they may limp at times, be reluctant to jump onto or off of furniture, and tire more easily on walks.