Horses are a great pleasure, but also a big responsibility. About seven million people partake in horseback riding each year as leisure activities or as part of a hobby. Keeping your horse in proper shape to be ridden is important and knowing how to fix an injury is just as important. The first sign of an injury with a horse is usually the horses posture. Considering horses can weigh around 2,200 pounds, it makes sense that they accommodate for an injury by placing more weight in other parts of their body. Horse wraps are an easy way to help an injured horse, so long as they are applied right. Read below for tips on properly applying horse wraps on an injury to your horse.
Proper measurements are important when choosing horse wraps, and assuming a certain size is never a wise choice. Even if you are pretty sure about measurements, such as believing that the back legs will measure longer than the front legs, still check and measure to ensure that y (more…)
After eight straight years of being able to rely on the neighbor girls to help take care of your dog while you and your family were out of town, you now find yourself in need of pet daycare options. The neighbor girls were the perfect short and long term pet sitters because they did not have a dog of their own. They loved the opportunity to come over and take your dog out for walks, check on her food and water, and provide companionship. Unfortunately, those girls are now both at college and you simply have not found anyone that you trust as much to come into your home while you are gone.
Fortunately, during the last decade there have been a number of pet daycares that have opened in the area. Varying in both services and prices, in fact, there seems to be an options available for any pet owner. For families who are looking for professional dog grooming while there pet is away from home to small dog d (more…)
Approximately 2 million people in the United States own a horse. One of the most serious conditions that can befall any horse is the equine infectious anemia virus. Here is everything that you need to know to understand EIA and what it means for a horse, as well as why an equine infectious anemia virus antibody test kit and available contract laboratory services make sense.
Who Gets EIA?
Equine infectious anemia is an infectious disease that can be contracted by horses and related animals such as mules and donkeys. For reasons that are debated, EIA is more common amongst horses than mules and donkeys. It is unknown whether this is due to something about the physiology of horses or has more to do with the preference of those insects that spread the disease as well as population numbers. Most worryingly, perhaps, is that the vast majority of horses with EIA are inapparent carriers. This means that they show no clinical abnormalities and it may not be known that they even have t (more…)
How To Determine If You Need Services From Veterinary Diagnostics Companies
If you are someone (or know someone) who has a cat or dog, you have come to the right place. When it comes to veterinary diagnostics companies, the services they offer can help save the lives of your beloved animals. For that reason, it is imperative to consider how these services can help you. Be sure to read the facts below, as they help explain the benefits of various lab tests.
1. Millions of cats and dogs are owned throughout the United States, so keep that in mind as numerous animals must be tested (using veterinary laboratory equipment) in order to ensure they are healthy.
Consider, that an estimated 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned throughout the United States. This is important to keep in mind, as there are many animals that need to be properly cared for in order to ensure that they stay healthy. Further, given how many house pets exist, th (more…)
Just like humans, our pets can have dire health emergencies that require them to visit an emergency vet. If you find yourself in a veterinary emergency situation, the normal instinct can be to simply panic — seeing your pet hurt or severely sick is enough to throw anyone off, especially if you can’t see your normal veterinarian, who knows your pet well. But if you know what to do in a veterinary emergency, you can save time and get your pet the treatment he or she needs immediately. So let’s talk about what you need to know in this type of si (more…)
Many of the things that we have in our lives our the result of behind the scene work that goes on in testing laboratories across the country and around the world. From equine infectious anemia virus antibody tests that help develop vaccines for large animals to heartworm antigen tests that provide medicines for smaller animals, laboratory work and drug development are essential. In a time when the problems of one small country around the world can quickly become an issue for both animals humans around the world, it should come as no surprise that scientists and researchers are always working on new drugs, new treatments, and new methods to test for and protect from diseases.
Heartworm disease is a serious infection that affects pets such as cats, dogs and horses. It’s a condition caused by parasitic worms, referred to as heartworms, which is primarily transmitted by infected mosquitos. These worms can result in a number of medical issues affecting the main organs in a pet including the heart, kidney, lungs, and liver. Heartworm disease is a fatal condition if left untreated and the treatment can be costly if the infection has become severe. That’s why regular canine heartworm antigen testing is recommended.
Symptoms and stages
When a pet is exposed to an infected mosquito bite, it will take some time before the signs of infections become evident. The pet will start to exhibit mild symptoms such as coughing, but as the condition worsens, there will be (more…)
Do you pick up after your dog? A surprising 40% of dog owners don’t bother according to some estimations. Even with free dog waste stations at parks and trails, it seems that this necessary part of pet ownership is going untended. Picking up fecal matter and making sure they get enough exercise are perhaps the two biggest responsibilities a dog owner must contend with, and they are inextricably twined.
What a Pet Needs From You: Basic Survival Needs Aren’t Picture-Perfect.
Any animal requires food and shelter, but these are the easiest things to offer an animal. Taking care of them completely can often require a change in lifestyle. In the case of an active animal such as the dog, playtime and companionship rank high. This m (more…)
America is a dog country. People everywhere love their dogs. They want the best for them and are more than willing to spend money on them. Everything is available for dogs. Dogs can have clothes and toys. There’s doggy playgrounds, dog course obstacles, and dog exercise equipment. A tired dog is a happy dog and a happy dog can lead to a happy household. Here are some tips for making your dog tired.
1. Get a friend. Dogs are present in up to 47% of American households. Odds are pretty good that you know someone with a dog. If your dog is good with others, arrange a play date with a neighbor or friend. This will help tire the dogs out and keep them social. While they are playing you can get some work done, or just sit and relax without your dog right under your feet.
2. Visit a dog park. Dog parks (more…)
Americans love pets. 46,300,00 households own at least one dog and 38,900,000 own cats. But for as popular as animals are, Americans are not always the best at caring for them. Oh sure, they spend ample amount of money on their animals, even during the height of the recession, American’s spending on their pets did not wane. But the lack of knowledge about proper animal care is a pervasive issue.
One common question is what would require a trip to the animal hospital for emergency vet services. Is it a bee sting? A limp? Some Americans will bring their pets to the veterinary emergency center for the smallest issues, whereas some will ignore even the most blatan (more…)