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How To Help Your Dog After A Torn Dewclaw

The dewclaw is the upper nail on the inner side of your dog's paw. Some dogs have them removed when they are puppies, but not all people have them removed. If your dog still has this dewclaw, he could tear this claw when running in the grass, when running on the carpet, or on just about anything. If your dog has torn his dewclaw, it can be extremely painful for him.

2 Things To Do Immediately After You Catch Your Dog Eating Chocolate

After hearing your dog getting into something, you may have walked in to discover that they are chomping away at chocolate. Since chocolate contains theobromine that can be deadly for dogs, you may be in a panic wondering what you should do. Besides making plans to take your pet to a veterinarian, the following is what you need to do immediately after catching your dog eating chocolate. 1.  Try to Make Them Throw up by Giving Them Activated Charcoal

Do You Have A Pet Emergency?

Whether your local animal hospital features emergency services or you know of an emergency pet care facility in your area, it's important to know when you have a pet emergency or you can have your pet wait until the nearest appointment to be seen by an animal doctor. When in doubt of your pet's situation, seek emergency pet care immediately or call your local animal hospital for assistance. Here are signs you have a pet emergency.

Pet Wellness Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Your dog's health is very important. if he isn't healthy, his life could be in jeopardy. It's your job to keep your dog healthy and happy, in order to lengthen his life and to ensure it is a life without pain, disease, or illness. There are a few things you should be doing in order to keep up with your dog's health and wellness. Read on for a few helpful tips to keep your dog healthy.

Your Older Cat And Dementia: What You Should Know

Cats are unique and interesting creatures. And oftentimes, people forget that cats can have many ailments that people have, including dementia. Older cats can develop cognitive dysfunction which is also commonly referred to as dementia. This issue can often sneak up on a cat owner, and not be noticeable until the symptoms are quite pronounced. However, it is important to learn about some of the symptoms and signs of dementia in cats as well as what you should do in the case you believe your cat might be suffering from dementia.

Signs Your Pet Bird Needs To See The Veterinarian

Because birds are not as common as cats and dogs as pets, many owners are not quite as aware of their health and care needs. However, birds can develop health problems just like any other animal, and many of these health problems do require veterinary care. Here are some signs that your flying friend needs to see the vet. Changes in Droppings Birds who eat a lot of seeds tend to have green feces, and those that eat pelleted diets tend to have brown feces.

Be Proactive: 4 Signs Your Dog Needs to See a Veterinarian Right Away

If you have a canine family member, you know how important its health is. Because of that, you probably take it to the vet at least once a year for a checkup. You also make sure it's up-to-date on all its vaccinations. But, there may be times when emergency veterinary care is needed. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to identify medical emergencies, especially for your dog. That's why you need to know what to look for.

What You Should Know About Spaying Your Dog

If you recently got a female puppy, you may be so excited to welcome her to the family that you can think of little else beyond just getting her home and giving them love and attention. However, there are some practicalities you will need to think about at some point as well. One of those is the prospect of getting your new female puppy spayed. Before you make any decisions and even before you contact the vet about it, get to know some of the facts about spaying your dog.

Did Your Dog Have A Seizure? 4 Signs

Dogs can have some of the same health issues humans can have, although they may not appear the same in dogs as they do in humans. One of those health issues is seizures. Your dog may have a seizure, and you may not even be aware of it. There are some signs to look for in your dog if it has had a seizure. Read on for a few of these signs to look for.

Does Your Dog Have A Growth? What To Know And Do

If you are a dog owner, you know your dog and their body well, and if you notice something off like a strange growth on their body, you may be understandably concerned. There are steps that you can, and should, take when your dog has a strange growth on their body. Get to know some of the steps to take so that you can be sure you are doing what is best for your dog and their health.