Cats are the most popular pet in the United States, so you’d think veterinarians would be seeing and treating a greater number of cats than dogs. Yet, statistics from the American Veterinary Medical Association show that of the cats that do see a veterinarian, they average 26% fewer visits to their veterinarian than dogs do. Here is one pet owner’s story of how an annual examination may have saved her cat’s life.
Despite the perception that guinea pigs are simple and primitive creatures, their behavior actually suggests the presence of very complex psychological make-ups. Experienced handlers have seen and documented tangible demonstrations of a wide variety of issues ranging from depression to aggression. In this article, we’ll briefly explore the four most frequently encountered problems.
March 17-23 is Poison Prevention Week. Although human and veterinary drugs are the most obvious sources of pet poisoning, some seemingly innocuous things can be harmful—even fatal—to your pet. How do you protect your pets from accidental poisoning?
“Ticks can transmit an amazing array of life-threatening disease agents to dogs, cats and humans,” says Susan Little, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM. But what does a tick look like? Where do they live? Here are some tips on how you and your pet can avoid a tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease.
As a pet owner, you’ve likely heard about the dangers of parasites. But do you really know everything you should know about the tiny organisms? Have you had an in-depth conversation about them with your veterinarian? Are you doing all you can to prevent parasites in your pets and in your family?