I am not a veterinarian. The health information provided on and accessible via this Blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be healthcare advice, veterinary or medical diagnosis, treatment or prescribing of any kind. Additionally, none of this information should be considered a promise of benefits, a claim of cures, a legal warranty or a guarantee of results to be achieved. This information is not intended as a substitute for advice from your pet’s veterinarian or any other healthcare provider. You should not use this information for diagnosis or treatment of any disease, condition or health problem or for prescription of any medication, supplement or other treatment for your pet, yourself or any other person or animal. You should consult with a veterinarian before altering or discontinuing any of your pet’s current medications, treatment or care or starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program. You should also check with your pet’s veterinarian if you have or suspect he or she might have a health problem.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How Do I Clean My Dog’s Ears?

The best way to clean your dogs ears is with a gentle pet ear cleaner, for example Paws ear cleaner.

Click here for a quick guideline on how to do it.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to Raise a Piranha

Piranhas can make interesting pets with their full sets of sharp teeth and their fast and furious attack skills. Keeping piranhas is a bigger commitment than keeping other fish as pets -- they require lots of space, and they can live more than 20 years in captivity. Meanwhile, their food and water temperature needs are rather simple to accommodate.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Are Bearded Dragons Good Pets?

The first thing many people ask when thinking about getting a bearded dragon is, “Are bearded dragons good pets?”. This is a very understandable question, since no one wants to get a pet then regret having it later on.

Out of all the reptiles available for hobbyist today, the bearded dragon is arguably the most popular and sought after. One of the reason for this is because they do make excellent pets.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Caring For Pet Wallabies

The pet wallaby is truly an exotic pet to anyone you encounter. Wallabies probably aren't from where you live and aren't seen as commonly as a pet ferret, rabbit, or even another pet marsupial, the sugar glider. But Bennett's wallabies, Damas wallabies, and the Red-necked Pademelon are growing in popularity and can make great pets for the right household.

Click here for the basic care tips.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

5 "Silent" Killers of Cats

When it comes to caring for your cat, I have a few simple recommendations:

  • Maintain A safe environment (keep him indoors) 
  • Feed a high quality food (e.g., a meat-based protein) 
  • Think about preventative care (e.g., an annual physical examination, laboratory tests, and the appropriate vaccines) 
  • Provide lots of affection and exercise

By following these basic tips, you can help keep your four-legged, feline friends healthy--potentially for decades! But as cat guardians, you should also be aware of five “silent” killers in cats. By knowing what the most common silent killers are, you can know what clinical signs to look for. With most of these diseases, the sooner the clinical signs are recognized, the sooner we veterinarians can treat.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Do Dogs Dream?

Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us to wonder what our dogs are dreaming about.

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