At the tip of each whisker there is a sensory organ called a proprioceptor. The proprioceptors send messages to the cat’s brain and nervous system. A cat’s whiskers are so sensitive that they can even register slight changes in air currents. Whiskers help a cat to navigate in narrow or dark areas.
Grooming your pet plays an important role in keeping him/her healthy. With regular brushing we know the state of our pet’s coat, nails, teeth and skin. Choosing the right groomer requires some legwork. Ask for recommendations from your veterinarian, trainer, family, friends, rescue organizations, pet store, boarding kennel. Once you’ve made your choice, check with […]
When a pet exhibits chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea, it can mean Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD. IBD is usually seen in middle-aged or older pets, but it can affect pets at any age. The term IBD covers several gastrointestinal disoders. Although veterinarians are not sure, they think IBD occurs when the immune system attacks the tissues […]
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fire and so on can strike without much prior warning. That’s why it is so important to always be prepared before something happens. Leaving your exotic when you have to evacuate can be a double disaster for your pet. You may not be able to enter your […]