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!
5 February 2016
Like people, cats all have different personalities. If you're thinking about adopting a cat, it's important to make sure that you pick one with which you can build a two-way loving relationship. It's also worth thinking about the kind of home environment you'll offer your new pet to make sure that it is a good match for its temperament. Don't Judge a Cat by its Picture Many cat adoption facilities put up photos of their cats on their websites.
14 December 2015
Although your vet clinic will probably provide 24-hour emergency vet services, it's a good idea to know how to check your dog's vital signs yourself. If you know what's 'normal' for your pet, you will be better able to know when something is wrong and the vet will be better able to assess the animal's condition in the event of an emergency by comparing the readings. Before you start When you check your dog's vitals, choose a time when he's quiet and relaxed.
6 November 2015
DHPPV is one of the most common vaccines for dogs. There are different variations in terms of name, some of which include DA2PPV or even DHPPV-C. In any case, the vaccine is widely known as the "Distemper Parvo" vaccine. While there may be some differences in their abbreviations, you can generally tell what exactly is inside the vaccine itself by looking at the letters in the abbreviation. The First Letter in DHPPV signifies Distemper
30 October 2015
New Year celebrations are undoubtedly great fun for you and for your family, but your pets might not be quite so enamoured with the cracks, flashes and bangs of midnight fireworks. But how can your vet help? Read on to find out more. Preparation The key to a stress-free New Year for your pets is to prepare in good time. Your vet may be able to provide you with a number of options to help your pet to cope with the stress that loud noises can cause.
2 October 2015
Your dog cannot speak to you if he is sick, so he's most likely to demonstrate any sickness through behaviour changes, physical symptoms and other signs. A pet dog's body language is exceptionally articulate, so pay attention to his habits as a responsible pet owner. When you get to know your dog better, you'll be able to notice signs of sickness more easily. If you come across any of these symptoms, be sure to take prompt action by visiting a vet to nurse your dog back to good health.