Over the last few years, ticks have migrated across the country and their numbers are increasing. Ticks pose a true health threat to people and pets across the country at this point. Ticks are not only lurking during the warm summertime months but are also being found as the temperatures become colder.
The Best Way to Treat Dry Skin on Cats, According to Veterinarians. Everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Just like humans, dry skin on cats is a common condition — especially when the weather turns cooler in the winter and we crank up the indoor heat. Not only can dry skin on cats be uncomfortable for our pets, causing itching and even possibly leading to skin infections when they scratch, but it can be problematic for humans, too — given that it can lead to excess dander and shedding, which can worsen human allergies to cats.
The best way to deal with these pests: Head them off before they set up camp. Ugh, fleas. We hate them, our pets hate them—and the best way to avoid them is through prevention.
Humans have been using essentials oils for thousands of years to treat a myriad of health issues. But can essential oils penetrate fur or be safe for pets to ingest or inhale? Essential oils aren’t just pleasantly aromatic oils that freshen rooms. They can help calm anxiety, relieve flu symptoms and help the body return to homeostasis. Humans aren’t the only species to reap the benefits of essential oils.
Worms are icky enough without having to worry about catching some from your dog. However, there are several worm infections you can catch from Fido—and it’s a lot easier than you think to get them.
Combating pet fleas can be a nightmare for dog owners. Here are a few of Dr. Carol’s tried and true home remedies for dog fleas. Dogs & Fleas. Pet owners might start by buying a flea comb then use it daily to help remove fleas from their dog’s coat.
Dog Lice are tiny, six-legged parasites that feed on blood and can cause anemia. Weak, run-down puppies are most susceptible. If you look carefully at the dog’s hair you may see tiny white spots, called nits, which are the egg casings.
Veterinarians treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats, and a report out today reveals the most common diagnoses in animal clinics for the year 2011.
Mushroom Toxicity. Chagrin Falls, Ohio; October 14, 2008 In many areas of the country, heavy rains and the start of cooling weather brings out a fresh crop of mushrooms.
About 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara, or internal roundworms, contracted from dogs and cats. That’s according to the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Allergies. Is your dog endlessly scratching? Is your dog chewing on his paws? Does your dog’s scratching and itching keep you up at night? Thinking it is just fleas?
When cleaning your house, never allow your dog access to the area where cleaning agents are used or stored. Cleaning agents have a variety of properties
Dangers in the Home for Cats
Dangers IN THE HOME include plants, drugs, chemicals, gardening and lawn care supplies, car care products, and insecticide baits to name a few. Actual reports of cats getting seriously ill from eating plants are relatively rare compared to reports of poisoning from household products or drugs, but it is best to eliminate toxic plants from your cat’s environment and provide safe alternatives.
RINGWORM (DERMATOPHYTOSIS) Ringworm is the most common fungal infection of dogs and cats in the world. The incidence is three times higher in cats than in dogs and prevails in warm, humid climates.