Jun
14

Applying medication to your pet's eyes and ears

Applying medication to your pet's eyes and ears

As a pet owner, you may occasionally need to apply ear and eye medication to your furry friend. For many pet owners, applying these types of medications is a nerve wracking experience. After all, the eyes and ears are sensitive areas of the pet s body and you can t help but worry about accidentally hurting your pet.

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Jun
14

Does commercial pet food provide sufficient nutrition?

Does commercial pet food provide sufficient nutrition?

We would all like to believe that pet food industry, or some government agency, is making sure the food we feed our pets (and ourselves) is high quality, optimum nutrition. If you believe this, I have bridge I would like to sell you. The fact is Pet Foods are made to the lowest possible standard that will pass inspection.  Obviously, the pet food industry and its’ support group, the AMVA/Big Pharma, has a vested interest in maintaining the illusion of healthy happy animals thriving on their low quality meat by-products, cheap fillers, and chemicals. And with billions of dollars at stake annually, they are not going to rock the boat.

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Jun
14

Dogs and cats need healthy teeth and gums

Dogs and cats need healthy teeth and gums

Your pet’s dental care is important; it is an integral part of your pet's health. According to a noted veterinary hospital, just as you brush your teeth every day and have them professionally cleaned by your dentist, your animals need the same or similar treatment. A common indication of dental disease in your pet is of course, bad breath. With dogs and cats, naturally, some breath odor is unavoidable at times. However, when the breath odor is really bad, this may be due to the metabolism of some of the bacteria present in the mouth when excessive plaque is present.

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Feb
24

Campylobacter Infection and Animals

Campylobacter Infection and Animals

Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial disease caused by Campylobacter jejuni or Campylobacter coli. Campylobacter usually causes a mild to severe infection of the gastrointestinal system, including watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. A rare complication of Campylobacter infection is Guillain-Barre syndrome, a nervous system disease that occurs approximately 2 weeks after the initial illness develops.

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Jun
14

Dealing with fleas and ticks

Dealing with fleas and ticks
Warmer weather doesn't just mean summer is here, it also signals the arrival of flea and tick season.  Summer is here, and along with the sunny days and warmer weather come some less than welcome guests – those nasty fleas and ticks.
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