The Pet Health Care Gazette
Monday December 9th, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Cold weather brings with it special challenges for pets and pet owners. One of the most common questions I hear in my veterinary practice, when the temperatures get start to get colder, is How long can I leave my dog or cat outdoors? So, lets talk about that as well as some of the other dangers encountered as a result of cold weather.
Let me say first, in the case of pet cats, I recommend that they remain indoors. Especially in cold or severe weather, there is...
Sunday December 8th, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Rottweilers truly are beautiful dogs. Theres a majestic quality to their appearance that makes them very attractive.
Those that share their home with Rottweilers and Rottweiler mixes often describe them as both powerful and calm, very courageous, highly trainable and extremely loyal to their family members. That has been my experience with them as well.
Remember that when dealing with a dog this size training should begin at a very young age. Rotties need to be properly socialized from an...
Saturday December 7th, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Royal Canin, a global leader in Feline Health Nutrition, recently released the results of a national survey of cat owners to dispel myths and better understand the relationship between felines and their owners. The results of that survey are interesting and maybe a little bit surprising.
First, lets get the legal stuff out of the way. Im required to tell you that I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for Royal Canin. I am being compensated for helping spread the...
Thursday December 5th, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Since September 2012, Morris Animal Foundation has been busy recruiting 3,000 purebred Golden Retrievers for an amazing project, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. About one-third of the necessary dogs have been enrolled, but more canine heroes are needed.
How do genetics, diet and environment influence the incidence of cancer and other diseases in our pets? To answer that question, Morris Animal Foundation created the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the most groundbreaking observational...
Wednesday December 4th, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Congratulations on your Black Friday purchase. Theyve arrived. Is this the correct order?
Seriously thoughcardboard boxes, like those used to package mail shipments, have great entertainment value for your cat. Theyre a terrific, inexpensive enrichment device. Youll find your cat playing in them, sleeping in them, chewing on them, and scratching at them. For even more fun, try adding a little catnip inside or a favorite toy. Or even place a comfortable blanket or towel inside the box, for...
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Taking a dog on a motorcycle ride is something I had never given any thought to previously. So, when I received this pitch for a guest post, I was intrigued. Read on and enjoy. If youve ever taken your pet with you on a motorcycle, Id love to hear your experience. I hope youll share by leaving a comment. I would also love to hear your thoughts on safety factors. Do you think the precautions listed here are enough to keep you and your pet safe on a motorcycle? I must admit to having mixed...
Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 12:12 PM
If you share your life with a dog, teaching her to walk politely on a leash should be one of your first priorities. Not only will learning this make other dog owners envious of your canine companions good manners, but it will also make life easier for you and safer for both you and your dog.
Unfortunately, many dogs never learn this behavior. Ive seen pet owners injured as their dog pulled, causing the owner to lose balance and fall. Ive also seen dogs hurt because they were pulling so hard...
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