What is my dog telling me?

  Dog owners have probably asked themselves this question a millions times. If our dogs could speak in our language, what exactly would they be saying? Thankfully, Fido doesn’t need to speak English or Mandarin to let us know what he’s feeling or thinking; all we need to do is learn how to read his…

Why does my cat have whiskers?

  If you’ve ever wondered what Kitty’s whiskers were for, here’s the answer: each individual whisker is actually a way for your cat to sense her surroundings. In other words, whiskers are a cat’s GPS.   How do they work?   Each whisker is filled with extra-sensitive nerves that help Kitty judge distance and space….

Why does my cat meow?

  We often think cats meow as a form of communication to each other, but it looks like we’re wrong about that. Cat behaviourists say that only kittens meow to their mothers; when they’re hungry, cold or scared. But once they get older, they use other vocalisations, such as hissing and growling, to communicate with…

Advances in Canine Cancer Treatments

It’s scary to know that canine cancer treatment costs are about the same as human cancer treatment costs. However, there are far fewer drug treatments specially targeted for dogs. Thankfully, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration have announced the approval of three new drugs to help dogs fight cancer.   The usual practice for…

Dogs and Tear Stains

Like humans, dogs also produce eye gunk. Dog eye discharge and tear staining (those reddish brown streaks you see running down their eyes) are common problems, especially with certain breeds like Poodles and Malteses. Find out what causes them and how to fix them.   What causes tear stains?   Excessive tearing of the eyes…

9 commonly seen eye disorders in dogs

It’s important to know what type of eye injury your dog may have. These are the 9 most commonly seen eye disorders in dogs.   Conjunctivitis: One of your dog’s eyes will look red and swollen, and there may be discharge. Image credit: www.dogster.com Dry Eye: Low tear production can cause corneal inflammation, squinting and…

7 signs of Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis is very common in middle-aged to older pets, but even younger dogs and cats, under certain circumstances, can suffer from arthritic symptoms. Arthritis causes changes within the affected joints that can be very painful for the pet. This pain is responsible for the following signs associated with arthritis. Limping is a common sign of…

5 best herbs for dogs  

Herbs have long been used to treat and prevents ailments in humans, and apart from smelling good and adding oomph to your cooking, certain herbs are helpful to our canines too. Here are five that may help you save a few bucks on vet visits:   1. Aloe Vera Great as a treatment for burns,…

9 benefits of multi-dog households

Image featuring @baileyandfergie Dogs are social creatures and living in a household with another dog may enhance each individual canine’s overall wellbeing. Each doggy gets constant companionship, increased feelings of security and reduces anxiety. Dogs need exercise and few of us can play with our dog the way another dog would. We’re not likely to…

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