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. (more…)
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.
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…)
Did you just start to raise chickens? Whether you’re doing so to provide your family and friends with fresh, wholesome eggs, or because you’re starting a business, you may be interested in rollout next boxes. These nesting boxes are easy to assemble and are the best chicken nesting boxes available.
If you currently have little chicks, they will usually begin to start laying eggs when they’re about 5 to 6 months old. Once they begin to lay their eggs, you may have 200 to 300 a year per chicken.. This does depend on the breed of hen that you have, however.
If you’re planning to raise a yard full of chickens, you may be interested to know that laying hens will need a 12 x 12 inch box when it comes time for them to begin laying eggs. When figuring out how many nest boxes you may need, 4 to 5 hens will feel (more…)
A horse is one of the most majestic animals in existence. You want to do everything you can to take proper care of your horses. Therefore, you will want to be aware of a virus known as equine infectious anemia. In this post, you will what EIAV is, the symptoms of this disease, and treatment options.
What is Equine Infectious Anemia?
Anemia is a condition that halts the production of red blood cells. These cells are vital for a body staying in healthy condition. Equine infectious anemia can sometimes be known as horse malaria. The main carrier of this virus is a horsefly. Less than half of a teaspoon of blood from a horse with an extreme case of this virus can spread to 10,000 other horses.
What are the Symptoms of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus?
Do you have a pet dog at home? Keeping a pet at home can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of life, and for many people, there is no better bet than a pet dog. Dogs are generally docile, friendly and obedient animals which can make for great pets due to their faithfulness and for the great companionship that they can provide, and for this reason, quite a large percentage of the population in the country has pet dogs at home. If you do have a pet dog at home, it is likely that you already know that in this situation, you have to assume the role of more or less of parent, and take the best care you can of your pet dog. There are a lot of products available on the market that can make your life with your pet dog a lot more rewarding, help you take care of your pet dog more efficiently, and also t (more…)
We love our pets but sometimes we wish they came with instruction booklets. We want to take the best possible care of them but it can be difficult to figure out. Luckily, there’s a lot of information out there, and you can get good advice on nearly all aspects of pet care. There are a few basic things that all pet parents should know, about food, water, exercise, and safety. It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency vet number handy even though you may never need to use it. Most of all, you should pay attention to what your pets are telling you.
Pets are your family
Pet ownership is at an all time high, with 46.3 million households ownin (more…)