Category: November 2012 Newsletter A
Fall is that time of year when we start raking up leaves, and uncovering snakes! Learn how to avoid startling the snakes… and yourself. While some families have their own pet snakes, others prefer that snakes to not be anywhere near their space. Though wild snakes are good for our environment, they can also pose a threat to both people and pets, including cats and small dogs. In this blog, I have listed some tips to keep your lawn and home snake-free, if that is the way you prefer your home.
Just like certain dietary supplements can be beneficial to people, vitamins and nutraceuticals can also benefit dogs and cats in some cases. The mainstay of a healthy pet is a high quality, balanced diet and this should provide all of the vitamins and minerals required by your pet. However, there are some pet supplements that may boost your pet's health if indicated.
The last time my lab had pups she developed some kind of milk fever. I had to take her in to an emergency clinic because she was stumbling, shaking all over and vomiting. What's this all about and why does it happen?
On average, female cats produce one to two litters of four to six kittens per year, according to the ASPCA. Female dogs produce, on average, one litter of four to six puppies per year. While almost everyone enjoys kittens and puppies in general, there are fewer loving homes than homeless dogs and cats in America. In fact, five to seven million enter animal shelters each year. Of these former pets and strays, shelters euthanize three to four million. As anyone who has ever watched Bob Barker on The Price is Right knows, spaying and neutering your dogs and cats will help control America's pet population. However, what some may not know is that it can also prevent serious health issues.
Halloween is right around the corner, so make sure that your pet enjoys the night and doesn't have a sore tummy the next day. The costumes are decided, the decorations are up, and it's almost time to hand out the treats! For Halloween, your pet can certainly indulge in some treats, but other items are not good as treats for pets and can absolutely cause them a dangerous fright.