Refine Your Search

Category

Sort by:
Page 1 of 1

Dog Rabies

…disease, rabies has been around for thousands of years and has been known to be a danger since the twenty-third century B.C. A very widespread problem, rabies is present on all continents with the exception of Australia and Antarctica, and is a potential danger in all but a handful of countries around the world. For unvaccinated dogs, rabies is always deadly and prior to death it causes a variety of severe and frightening symptoms. The rabies

Cat Rabies

When we hear the word rabies, we usually associate it with mad dogs foaming at the mouth. However, cat rabies does exist and, more alarming, domestic felines have become the foremost carrier of the virus in the United States.What Is Cat Rabies? Rabies is caused by a virus from the Lyssavirus genus, which is characterized by a helical symmetry. When the virus enters the body of a warm-blooded mammal, such as a cat, it causes acute inflammation of…

Traveling with Dogs

…trip, you should take your dog to the vet for a checkup. The vet visit will ensure that your dog is healthy and ready for a road trip but will also allow you to get a health certificate. A health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination will be needed to stay in some hotels or if you plan on crossing international boarders. Also, veterinarians will be able to give you advice as to travel requirements for pets and maybe some tips to make the…

Karelo-Finnish Laika

…The smallest of Russias Laika dogs, the Karelo-Finnish Laika has been used as a hunting dog by Russian, Finnish, and Polish peasants for many centuries. During the Second World War, many of these dogs perished from rabies and the breed nearly became extinct. However, in the 1950s, Russian cynologists were able to successfully revive the breed.Name: Alternative names for this breed include Finlandskaja and Karelskaja.Temperament: Karelo-Finnish…

Cat Cancer Prevention

…brewer’s yeast added to the diet may also help keep ticks and fleas away -- and your cat will love it, too.)Watch those vaccinations Although some vaccinations are absolutely necessary and may be required by law (like rabies vaccinations), its known that over-vaccination can actually damage cats immune systems and may facilitate the development of chronic diseases like cancer. Talk with your vet and set up a vaccination schedule that will give…

Cat Cancer in Senior Cats

…vaccinations as cats age. While many people have a cutoff age when they stop vaccinations due to the fact that they can compromise the immune system, consult your vet before discontinuing any vaccinations. Most states require rabies by law.Signs and Symptoms Early detection is vitally important. Look for and recognize the symptoms of potential in your cat. There may be a and . Coughing, , new lumps, and can all happen during the senior years.…

Children and Dogs

…this reason, it is especially important to be aware of how a dog approaches family relationships. There are some health concerns that become important if you have a dog and small children. One obvious example of course is rabies but there are some other health issues. For example, children can contract worms (roundworms and hookworms) from dog excrement so de-worming your dog is very important. Also, fleas and ticks can become a concern. There…

Dog Cancer Prevention

…like brewer’s yeast added to the diet can help keep ticks and fleas away - and your dog will love it, too.)Watch those vaccinations Although some vaccinations are absolutely necessary and may be required by law (like rabies vaccinations), its known that over-vaccination can actually damage dogs immune systems and may facilitate the development of chronic diseases like cancer. Talk with your vet and set up a vaccination schedule that will…

Dog Cancer in Senior Dogs

…vaccinations as dogs age. While many people have a cutoff age when they stop vaccinations due to the fact that they can compromise the immune system, consult your vet before discontinuing any vaccinations. Most states require rabies by law.Signs and Symptoms Early detection is vitally important. Look for and recognize the symptoms of potential cancers in your dog. Such signs may include and . , , new lumps, and can all happen during the senior…

Traveling with Cats

…quarantine. Certain countries, like the UK or Australia, will not allow pets into the country unless they have been through a four-month quarantine. This is meant to prevent the spread of non-indigenous disease, such as rabies. Because you’re traveling with a pet, it is important to plan your trip accordingly. For example, you’ll want to have several planned stops for longer trips. This will give you an opportunity to make sure your cat is doing…

Cat Dysphagia

…The presence of airway disease that may affect the throat. • Cysts in the mouth. • The cats inability to move food to the front of the mouth from the back. • Any paralysis caused by underlying toxins such as botulism or rabies. Observe Your Cat and Note These Changes: • Gagging • Some , especially with the presence of blood. • Noticing that the cat deposits all of its food on one particular side of its mouth or drops any food that it takes in. •…

Page 1 of 1