Summer is here, which means it's time to start enjoying the water activities. If you have dogs, they may want to get involved in the fun, as well. Unfortunately, not all dogs are as safe in the water as you might think. In fact, water poses serious risks for some dogs, especially those with thick fur, or heavier bodies. For those breeds, falling in a pool can spell disaster. Now that summer is here, take care to protect your dogs from accidental drowning.
It can be hard for cat owners to recognize the signs and symptoms that their cat isn't feeling well. Unfortunately, one of these symptoms is if your cat is overly interested in drinking water. While some cats love drinking and playing with water from the time that they're kittens, an increase in drinking isn't a good thing. Read on to learn what this could indicate your cat is experiencing.
Hydration is Good, But…
Young cats typically do a good job of taking care of their claws, making sure to scratch surfaces to sharpen and trim their claws regularly. However, as cats age, this behavior can become less common, and cats can develop ingrown claws. Ingrown claws pose a serious risk to a cat's health, especially if they're elderly. Read on to learn more about ingrown claws and what you can do to prevent them from happening to your older cat.
Summer is right around the corner. It's time to start planning the outdoor activities. If you're planning on including your dog in your summer fun, you'll need to take some special precautions. Dogs love getting out for summer activities. However, outdoor activities can pose hazards for your pet. Before you head out this summer, here are some tips you should follow to keep your dog safe.
Bring the Shade
Even if you're going somewhere that has plenty of trees, your dog may not be able to get cool enough.
If you are having your pet spayed or neutered, know that anesthesia will be used. There are some distinct risks associated with putting your pet 'under', but your vet should be able to screen and test your pet to rule-out many of these concerns. Before you show-up for your pet's surgical appointment, talk with your veterinary provider about pre-anesthesia testing:
Testing reduces risks during surgery significantly. Testing can uncover any underlying medical conditions or ailments prior to surgery.