Brushing your dog regularly has a host of benefits, such as giving you an opportunity to detect any abnormalities (lumps, for example). However, some homeowners who have just acquired their first dog may not know how to select the right brush for grooming their dog. This article discusses the common types of dog coats and the frequency of brushing needed. Long-Haired Breeds Does your dog have long hair? Long-haired breeds, such as Tibetan terriers, need to be brushed on a weekly basis.
- A cat's teeth and gums are vital parts of its anatomy, and without a fully functioning set of pearly whites, your cat can have severe trouble with eating, grooming and other activities. As such, it's important to try and protect your cat's oral health against any and all diseases, and one of the most damaging and dangerous oral diseases a cat can suffer from is feline stomatitis. If left untreated, this condition can even threaten your cat's life, so if your cat is showing signs of stomatitis, then working closely with veterinary dentists to manage the condition is vital.
- Cats tend to be measured, reticent creatures, and when they're suffering from injury or disease they often do their best to mask their discomfort. However, some cat illnesses require urgent medical attention, and it's important to be able to spot the signs of these diseases however reluctant your cat may be to show them. One of the most well-known causes of medical emergencies in cats is the dreaded urinary tract obstruction. This tiny blockage in your cat's urinary system can put your cat in serious danger frighteningly quickly.
- Finding your horse in distress can be a frightening experience for any owner, and choke is such a condition. A horse with choke should be considered as an equine emergency that should be dealt with by an equine vet. But what causes choke and what should you do to help your horse while you wait for the vet to arrive? What causes choke? Choke occurs when the horse's oesophagus (gullet) is blocked by a foreign body or by a mass of poorly-chewed food.
- If you are a dog owner, you no doubt feel that your pooch is a part of the family and not just a pet. For this reason, it's important to keep abreast of all of your dog's health problems. Something that can occur regularly with dogs is watery eyes. If you notice that your dog's are eyes are red and watery, that he is pawing at his eyes, or that there is a build-up of gunky residue around his eyes, this could mean a number of things, and it's wise to take your pet to your local vet to have the issue taken care of.