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Flea Treatments

Chances are that if you own a cat or dog, you will experience an infestation of fleas at some point. If you do not act fast, your entire house will be covered in fleas. In addition to biting your pets, the fleas will begin to bite you. You can go to the veterinarian and order some flea medication, but this medication will contain harsh chemicals that you may not want around your house. You also cannot apply the flea medication to any puppy or kitten under the age of six months. In these cases, you will want to make your own natural flea treatment. Read More....

 

 

Microchipping Your Pet

Pet microchip implants can be a valuable tool to help to ensure a happy reunion with your pet if it is lost. However, there are pros and cons to this identification technology, so do your homework before having a microchip implanted in your pet. A pet microchip is an identification device that uses the same radio frequency identification technology utilized in many retail stores and warehouses to track merchandise. It is passive, and does not emit information. Instead, a pet microchip stores unique identification information, which can be read by a scanner. Read More....

 

 

Health Articles

The following information may help you decide which conditions are absolute emergencies, and which ones may let you take a "wait and see" attitude. If your dog is sick or injured and you are unsure of the severity of the condition, it is always best to err on the side of caution, and contact your veterinarian (or emergency clinic) right away. Read More....

You can never tell what unforseen life events can happen where your pet will need medical care. Accidents, illnesses, cancer, and other diseases can make owning a pet even that much more expensive. It's important to be prepared so that you are aren't suddenly in a position that you hadn't planned for. The ASPCA did a study on the average cost of owning a dog or a cat. (Note this is the average cost, for healthy thriving dogs or cats, and is not based on unforeseen illnesses or injuried.) Read More...

 

 

Mental Health - Depression In Dogs

People often don’t realize that dogs suffer from depression just as we do. Usually, when animals suffer from depression it is environmentally caused, and based on their social interactions, or lack thereof, with other animals, including people. The most common causes of depression in dogs are lack of physical exercise, lack of mental stimulation, loneliness, and being scolded or punished too frequently by people. Instead of teaching dogs positively, through praise and reward, people tend to punish dogs before they teach dogs what to do. Dogs are reprimanded or corrected inconsistently for behaviors that are often reinforced, albeit unintentionally, by humans. Inconsistency and frequent punishments will make a dog’s world unpredictable. Read More....