Cat Behavior New

Why Do Cats Scratch and Rub?

If your favorite easy chair has cat claw marks on it, you’ve probably wondered why your would do such a thing when s/he has such a good life. Actually it’s a natural, instinctive act, no reflection on your cat’s treatment. Besides vocalization, scratching is a form of communication, indoors or out. Your cat has scent […]

New Pet Health

C-Sections in Dogs and Cats

Fortunately, most animals have no difficulty delivering their babies without any help. But there are some emergencies that can occur and some breeds of dogs that are at risk. Then a c-section (Cesarian or hysterectomy) is necessary. If your pet has been bred, she should have a complete physical examination at the veterinarian’s office. Gestation […]

Dog Diseases New

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Some musculoskeletal disorders are genetic, some occur through injury, while others usually appear in older pets. You will find more in-depth descriptions of these disorders in the index. Hip Dysplasia is the malformation of the hip joint. It occurs mainly in large breed dogs and is usually genetic. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. It […]

Canine Cancer Dog Diseases New

Promising Treatment for Lymphoma

Lymphoma, a common cancer in dogs is usually fatal, but is one of the cancers where life can be extended for long periods of time. Canine non-Hodgkins Lymphoma originates in the white blood cells called lymphocytes. They circulate throughout the body and normally protect it from infection. The abnormal lymphocytes build up in the lymph […]

Dog Health New Pet Health

Excessive Coughing in Pets

Coughing is more common in dogs than in cats but can occur in either. Our pets do cough every once in a while, especially those that spend a lot of time outdoors, possibly inhaling foreign materials. Coughing will help to dislodge whatever is caught in the airways. Coughing often and/or uncontrollably is a cause for […]

New Pet Behavior

Are You a Good Pet Neighbor?

As pet lovers, we know the joy of sharing our lives with these wonderful creatures. Most people enjoy the company of pets as long as they are well-behaved. You can ensure that your pets are good neighbors by following a few simple suggestions. A dog’s constant barking can grate on one’s nerves. Train your dog […]

Cat Care Dog Care New

Pet Care Costs for Dogs and Cats

The initial cost of a cat or dog depends on whether your choice is a purebreed or a mixed breed. Purebred cats or dogs can be much more expensive than getting a pet from a rescue organization. Adoption fees are much lower and often purebreds are available in shelters and rescue groups. Costs of care […]

Dog Diseases New

Viral Papillomas in Dogs

Small, circular skin tumors known commonly as warts are caused by the papilloma virus. The virus has a 1-2 month incubation period and can be transmitted to other dogs through direct contact with a lesion. It CANNOT be transmitted to humans or other animals. It is very rare that the warts become cancerous. These wart-like […]

Dog Training New

Simple And Effective Dog Training Tips

Dog training offers dog owners an easy way to teach their dog obedience and good pet manners. Before you choose a dog training course and get started on the road to perfect pet obedience. If you are a dog owner, chances are that you have contemplated dog training for your dog or have in fact […]

General All Pets New

What pet is right for me?

What pet should I choose? Here are some tips to help you choose your own pet and make both yourself and your pet happy. Contents 1 Dogs 1.1 Advantages 1.2 Disadvantages 2 Cats 2.1 Advantages 2.2 Disadvantages 3 Birds (parrots, canaries, etc) 3.1 Advantages 3.2 Disadvantages 4 Turtles 4.1 Advantages 4.2 Disadvantages 5 Rabbits 5.1 […]