If you're planning a trip in the coming months, then you may be considering sending your dog to a boarding facility while you're away. Many owners do this each year without issues, but of course, you've probably heard stories about pets becoming ill during or after their stay at a boarder. The good news is that this is avoidable. By planning ahead and following these tips, you can ensure your dog's experience at the boarding facility is a healthy one.
When your dog gets sick, it's hard to tell right away whether the condition is just a cold or something more serious. You should, however, always be on the lookout for symptoms of pneumonia. Pneumonia is not uncommon in dogs, and with the right treatment and care, most dogs easily recover. Here is a guide to help you know the symptoms and what you can do to help your pet recover.
If you live in the southern United States, it's important to know the basics about canine babesiosis, a potentially deadly parasitic infection that your dog can acquire from a tick bite. Although this disease is found around the world, it is especially common in your area. Knowing the signs, how the disease is spread, and some preventative measures can help you protect your pet.
What causes canine babesiosis, and how to dogs contract the illness?
Pneumonia is a lung condition characterized by inflammation of the alveoli, the air sacs within the lungs. This inflammation can be caused by bacterial infections. While it's well known that people can develop pneumonia, you may not know that your new potbellied pig can get it, as well. Here are five things potbellied pig owners need to know about pneumonia.
How do potbellied pigs get pneumonia?
Generally, pneumonia in potbellied pigs is caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, a species of bacteria.
If you are a new cat owner, you may not realize that there are many types of flowers that are toxic to cats. Learning what types of flowers are toxic to cats, what the signs are that a cat ate a toxic flower and what to do if your cat exhibits some of these signs can be the difference between life and death. Here is some information that every cat owner should know about their cats and toxic flowers.