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!
23 August 2021
Did you know that desexing or neutering your male cat could help you to form a long and healthy relationship with him? New cat owners must eventually decide whether to desex their cat or not. And understandably, this decision can be daunting. But if you have just brought a new male cat into your family, there are several good reasons to have him desexed. 1. No roaming far and wide
11 June 2021
There's nothing any pet parent wants more than to see their furry friend happy and healthy, which is why choosing the right veterinary hospital for your dog or cat is vital. Veterinary clinics offer a variety of services beyond basic wellness checks and vaccinations, so it's important to find one that has the capability to deal with any potential problems in the future. Some of the best even offer services beyond health care, such as boarding and grooming.
24 March 2021
Dogs can occasionally end up swallowing inedible items, like clothes, rocks or even remote controls. Here are some tips to remember if you ever see your own dog do this. Arrange for them to get a pet ultrasound as soon as you can You shouldn't wait and see what happens to your dog in these circumstances. Even if they don't seem to be in distress (i.e. they're not whimpering, choking or being sick), you should, upon realising what they've done, call a vet, explain the situation and request a pet ultrasound.
29 October 2020
Just like humans, cats can develop a variety of cancerous tumours. Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of tumour that can grow in the epithelium cells of the ear. It's an invasive type of cancer that can spread to other parts of your cat's body if it's not treated promptly, so it's important to be aware of the signs. The skin and tissue of the ears are delicate and ear cancer can develop from prolonged exposure to the sun.
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.