Hello, my name is Catherine. I have long loved animals and have had several of my own over the years. Sadly, I saw two of my cats suffer with feline cancer, one of my dogs had arthritis, and, of course, we faced the usual calamities and injuries pets often face. However, I have had to navigate this on a relatively restricted budget, and through the years, I have gotten quite proficient at that. I work at a library and love doing research on pets and veterinary care as well as a range of other topics. I also love to write so decided to put my info in a blog. Please, explore and enjoy!
25 June 2020
Just like humans, rabbits can develop kidney failure, and signs of the condition can appear suddenly or develop gradually over time. It's not always possible to identify the cause of kidney failure, but it can develop for a number of reasons, such as the presence of a blood infection, trauma, heart failure, a urinary tract obstruction, aging or underlying diabetes. Any condition that can lead to a build-up of toxins in the kidneys or changes to your rabbit's electrolyte profile can lead to kidney failure, and kidney failure can be fatal if left untreated.
18 July 2019
It is said that one dog year is equal to 7 human years, so as the owner of a 10-year-old dog, you know that your canine buddy is getting on in their years. When it comes to doggy dental care, it is important that their teeth receive regular attention. However, as your dog grows older, you have worries about the anesthesia used for a doggy dental cleaning. Here are four factors to consider when it comes to the continuing care of your pet's teeth.
7 May 2019
Ticks are small animals that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They cause a variety of infections including Lyme disease, tick paralysis and Ehrlichiosis. Ticks also irritate the skin of affected animals, thus making them uncomfortable. In this excerpt, you will learn how to keep your pet tick-free. Know the tick season. Ticks love warm climates. Therefore, you should be most vigilant during the spring and summer seasons. The warm environment prompts your pet to go out and play.
11 December 2018
Cats, like humans, can have problems with bad breath. If your cat suddenly comes up to you for a cuddle and opens its mouth only to unleash a rank smell in your face, then you may wonder where the smell is coming from. While your cat's breath may not always smell sweet, it doesn't normally smell this bad. Why does your cat have bad breath, and do you need to do anything about it?
17 April 2018
Hip dysplasia is a common problem among certain dog breeds, and it often requires surgical intervention if your pooch is to go on living a happy life. Hip dysplasia occurs when the ligaments and soft tissues that stabilize the hip joint become loose during the first few weeks of life. This deforms the hip joint, which will result in significant pain and eventual immobility as the dog ages. If vet surgery and physical therapy are to be successful, you need to bring your dog to a vet as soon as possible.