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- Mushroom Poisoning
- I'm an animal?
Every dog must have a soul
somewhere deep inside
where all his hurts and grievances
are buried with his pride.
Does your Burmese cat or your German Shepherd have one little behavior pattern, one small quirk that really annoys you? Does your dog dive under the couch every time there’s a thunderstorm? Does your cat howl every night at 3 A.M.? What is it that makes your pet act the way he does?
Many an owner has glanced over at their sleeping pet and seen them jerk their legs or twitch their feet. Sometimes this jerking motion is so pronounced that owners become alarmed that their beloved Fluffy is having some sort of seizure.
Mushroom poisoning occurs as a result of your pet ingesting toxic mushrooms. This is a common problem for dogs because they spend so much time in our yards. Check your yard for mushrooms and remove them immediately. Most importantly be aware of the signs and symptoms of mushroom poisoning.
Celebrity dog owners with pugs and French bulldogs are fuelling the illegal puppy trade, warn vets. A London-based body for UK vets has reported the alarming trend, finding animals with parvovirus and kennel cough, suggest they have been poorly bred without the correct vaccinations.
More and more pet owners are seeking acupuncture to help injured pets or animals in pain. When 8-year-old Chloe, a Corgi mix, fell out of bed, she was partially paralyzed. But instead of surgery, her owner turned to needles.
More and more often these days, animals are treated like humans rather than the wild beasts they originated as. We’ve been to dog weddings in swanky hotels where the bride wore a designer gown, we’ve been to dog fashion shows at New York Fashion Week, and we’ve seen entire high-end shops dedicated completely to pets. But where do we draw the line? Should there be a line? And in the end, is there a point where it becomes unhealthy to view your pet as your child?
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Would you know what to do if you walked into the room and found your dog or cat choking? If you are like the majority of pet owners, you’d probably panic and perhaps scramble to locate your vet’s phone number.
While you should always keep your vet’s number (and the number of the nearest 24-hour emergency clinic) prominently displayed by your phone, a choking pet needs your immediate attention. Minutes can actually make the difference as to whether your pet lives or dies.
Many studies have shown that rats confined in a small cage, without sufficient space for comfortable movement, become severe sociopaths. Their psychological state quickly deteriorates when they are jammed into crowded conditions, where they are practically unable to move.
Years ago, owners would let their cats wander outdoors. Today, as far as I’m concerned, this is not an option. It’s just too dangerous for our cats and kittens. Cars, other animals, the resurgence of rabies and, sadly, some people, all pose threats to your beloved furballs. As far as I’m concerned, a responsible cat owner does not permit his or her cat to wander outdoors.
Dogs come when they’re called. So of course Kitty can be taught the same thing. Cats are bright enough to learn most basic instructions. It just takes practice, perseverance, and an ounce of know-how. Because a cat who comes when called is a foreign concept to many owners (most everyone has been indoctrinated into thinking cats can’t be taught to come on command), I’ve put together ten easy steps for teaching our favorite furballs this very important response.
Pet insurance helps pet owners pay the cost of medical expenses if the pet becomes ill or has an accident. Some pet insurance plans cover routine checkups and wellness procedures, such as annual exams, spaying, neutering, etc. Veterinary bills can be very high and pet insurance can help to offset the cost. However, in some cases pet insurance can cost more than it pays out so it’s important to consider your own unique situation and various factors before deciding whether or not to purchase pet insurance.