Long-haired cats are beautiful and a welcome addition to most homes. However, with the longer fur and genetics come some differences between long-haired and short-haired cats that could impact your cat's health. Here are some common health problems of long-haired cats to look out for and prevention tips to keep them from happening. Gastrointestinal Obstructions Cats with longer fur tend to be more likely to develop hairballs, and therefore gastrointestinal obstructions.
25 October 2018
In this day and age, more and more people are choosing to take their dogs to doggy daycare while they are at work. Doggy daycare ensures that a dog gets exercise and interaction with people and other dogs, which many people prefer over having their dogs at home alone. Thus, many doggy day care centers have popped up in cities and towns across the country. If you are interested in doggy daycare for your dog, use the following tips to find the right facility:
18 April 2018
Are you planning on taking a vacation in the near future? If you have pets, you will need to start thinking about what you will do with your pets while you are on vacation. Pets such as fish or hamsters can be easily cared for by having a friend stop by once a day to give them a little food. However, you might want to think about taking any cats or dogs that you own to a pet boarding facility.
15 August 2017
Are you considering boarding your dog while you are away? Are you concerned about finding a boarding facility that will meet your dog's needs and make the separation easier to endure? To predict success, you need to think like a dog. Here are some questions to get you started. Will I be lonely? It will be hard for your precious pooch to be away from you, so make sure there will be plenty of companionship offered at the boarding facility you choose.
20 January 2017
Just like humans, cats can have urinary tract infections. If you have a pet sitter coming, you want to know that you can trust them to handle all your feline emergency issues. Giving your pet sitter the best possible information about your cat's needs is the most helpful thing you can do, not only for your sitter but also for your cat. What types of lower urinary tract problems exist in cats?
21 November 2016
Making sure your dog is comfortable with staying at a boarding kennel is likely one of your first thoughts when you're considering dropping them off at one for the first time. While there's no way to guarantee that they'll have a positive time at the kennel, there are a number of things you can do to better prepare them and lower the chance that something goes wrong. Before the day of your dog staying at the kennel arrives, consider some of the things that you can bring with them to make them feel more at home and reduce some of the stress involved with staying at a kennel for the first time.
2 September 2016
Boarding your dog can be a necessity when you're going to be away on vacation and are concerned with getting 24/7 care for your dog instead of pet sitting in your home where a sitter may visit once or twice a day. While a boarding kennel can be a fantastic option for boarding your Miniature Pinscher, there are a number of things that you'll need to consider due to the unique nature of their breed.
17 June 2016
It can be a challenge to bring some pets with you while taking a business trip or vacation. For some pets, like cats for example, it's pretty much impossible. If you want to make sure that you have a proper sitter lined up, it can be beneficial to hire a pet boarding company to assist you. This can make it possible for you to have less stress during your next trip.
2 February 2016
As soon as you see that first flea jump around on your cat, you will need to act quickly. If you don't, these fleas will irritate your cat's fur and will take over your house. You might be able to eliminate the fleas by trying one of these at-home methods: Apple cider vinegar Apple cider vinegar is a common household ingredient that can be very effective for eliminating fleas on cats.
28 May 2015
Keeping your dog's nails clipped is important to prevent painful cracking and curving. However, your dog unfortunately does not realize that you are trying to help it by clipping its nails. There are a lot of dogs out there that are terrified of having their nails clipped, but this doesn't mean that you should put off this important grooming task. Instead, try these tips to help ensure that you can clip your dog's nails without any issues.
23 May 2015