In recent years, DNA and genetic testing for dogs have become increasingly popular among pet owners. This surge in interest is not surprising, considering the wealth of information these tests can provide. By analyzing a dog's DNA, owners can gain insights into their pet's breed composition, ancestral history, and potential health risks.
You adore your furry companion and want them to have a long and healthy life. Keeping them healthy requires a nutritious diet, lots of affection and activity and frequent veterinarian visits. And although you might be aware of the necessity vaccines to safeguard your pet from serious diseases, do you know which specific vaccines they need and how often they should get them? Core vaccines protect against life-threatening illnesses, but non-core vaccines are important, too depending on your pet’s lifestyle, location and exposure risks.
The American Heartworm Society encourages pet parents to maintain heartworm prevention. This parasite is a silent killer. Research reveals that the signs of this disease often become noticeable when the worms mature inside your pet’s body. This often takes about six months after the worms enter your pet’s body. Understanding the signs and symptoms of heartworm in pets can motivate you to start preventive measures.
Most pet owners wish they could go everywhere with their furry friends. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Being separated from your pet can be stressful for both of you, but some things can reduce anxiety. Making sure your pet is well taken care of in your absence will give you peace of mind. Boarding your pet can be a great option and enjoyable for your dog or cat!
All pet owners strive to do all they can to ensure that their furry friends have a happy and healthy life. Learning that your pet requires surgery can be terrifying. Like most pet parents, you likely want to understand all you can about the procedure. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about pet surgeries.
There are a lot of different parasites that can affect our pets. Parasites are tiny creatures that live on our pets and drink their blood. Although they are very small in size, they can cause a range of very unpleasant symptoms, from intense itching and infection to transmitting diseases between their hosts. Two of the most common parasites are fleas and ticks.
Responsible dog owners think carefully about what food their dog is eating, how much exercise they are getting, and whether they are up to date with their preventative medicines and treatments. However, one element of doggy care that is often overlooked is their teeth and their dental health.
Are you wondering about your pet’s care and safety over the holiday season? Are you planning to travel or are you expecting family over? Being in a new situation or environment can be stressful for your pet. Having people in your house can mean that your pet may not be as safe as they should be.
For decades, laser therapy has been used to treat pain in humans. Thanks to innovation, this type of treatment is now treating pets as well. It is commonly known as veterinary laser therapy. It is a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive way to treat wounded pets that are in pain.
For people who live near the coast, the hurricane season can be a scary threat. Unfortunately, one of the most overlooked things in preparing for the hurricane season is what it means for pets. It is important to remember that a storm is unsafe for both humans and their pets.