As a pet parent, your animal companion's health and safety are of utmost importance. One significant concern is the risk of travel-related diseases. When we travel with our pets, we potentially expose them to a variety of new environmental factors and potential pathogens, which could lead to sickness or disease. Travel-related diseases in pets can be caused by various factors such as parasites, bacteria, viruses and other environmental hazards. The risk of exposure to these diseases increases with the distance and duration of travel and with the environments and climates your pet may be exposed to.
As a responsible dog owner, you must take preventative measures against heartworm disease, which is caused by parasitic worms in an infected dog's heart and lungs and can be a severe and potentially fatal condition. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about heartworm conditions and information you need to protect your furry companion.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests proper preparation before scheduling your cat for any procedure. Knowing and understanding surgical procedures can help prepare you and your feline friend for their appointment.
Being a pet parent means ensuring your furry family member is happy, healthy, and safe. If you plan to travel, you must ensure that your pet is well cared for in your absence. Knowing your pet is safe will ensure that you enjoy your vacation. Pet boarding is a good option for your canine, but you must ensure you choose the right place. Here are things you should know about pet boarding.
Pet parents love their pets and would travel with them if they could. But sometimes, you go out of town and cannot take your pet with you. In these moments, you would like to ensure that your furry friend is well-fed, taken care of, and is enjoying their time away from you.
Spring is here, and with Summer just on the horizon, an increase in the presence of certain pet parasites isn’t too far away. While fleas and ticks can occur at any point of the year in Texas, warmer weather increases their numbers. With higher temperatures encouraging us to spend more time outside, our pets are even more likely to be affected by these irritating and harmful pests. Experts agree that the best way to keep your pet safe from both of these parasites is to ensure that they receive year-round preventative treatment.
Vaccinations have been a hot topic of conversation for some time now, but we don’t only need to worry about protecting the human population from dangerous and potentially deadly diseases. Dogs, cats, and other animals can be just as likely to catch viruses and other transmissible diseases, many of which can prove fatal.
It can sometimes be difficult to decide whether something can be considered an emergency or not, especially when it comes to your pet. To take great care of your pet, it is important to be able to recognize and act upon any abnormalities that could be signs that they are sick or injured. Seeking veterinary care immediately can ensure they get the help that they need.
2021 is predicted to be a fairly active hurricane season with quite a few major storms expected to shake the country to the core. One way that you can be the best pet parent possible is to make sure that you are prepared for a natural disaster, and hurricane season is the ideal time to show that you are ready for everything that Mother Nature has to throw at us.
Summer is here, and you will likely be spending more time outdoors together with your family. You need to protect your family from pests and bugs this summer, and that includes your pets as well. Pests such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitos can make your pet miserable. Additionally, these pests can spread diseases and cause discomfort.