Our pets are living longer, just like we are. And with these years come age-related health issues. One reader asked about dog glaucoma and her older dog. It's a great question, because timely care can sometimes prevent blindness in one or both eyes for your older cat or dog.
When your beloved pet dies, you need to recognize the loss and work through it.
Does one of your furry family members suffer from Diabetes? Out of the 78 million dogs in the US, approximately 2% -1.6 million are being treated for diabetes. Out of the 86 million cats, approximately 1% – 0.9 million are being treated for diabetes.
Dog-tired. Cat nap. Early bird. What do these expressions have in common?We say we're "dog-tired" when we’re simply exhausted. And cat naps might be the answer to make up lost sleep. With a good night's rest, you might even become an early bird. But if your pet actually is a dog, or a cat, or even a bird, restful sleep can be hard to come by. Because these pets can make it hard for you to "sleep tight" each night.
Last month, I shared this fact about cats and dogs: it's not likely that you could spread your cold or flu to them, or that they could spread your germs to your family or friends. But there are some illnesses pets can spread to people.
Concerned that Fido might catch your yucky winter cold? Or that petting Kitty could spread your nasty flu germs to others in your household? When we're coughing and sneezing, we know to stay away from other people. But do you need to stay away from your pet, too?Not at all, say preventive medicine experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In fact, "pet therapy" might be just what a doctor would order.