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Benefits of Neem & Neem products for your pets

We all want the best for our pets, and this is why there is an increase in number of pet owners turning to natural remedies, holistic approach and even healthier diet to provide a better quality of life for their furry friends. Going back to basic, natural herbs/ medicinal plants has been used to treat illness since approximately 60,000 years ago. One of which, the Neem plant originated from native India and it’s subcontinents such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It’s fruits and seeds are used to produce Neem oil. Over the years, it has been found that Neem does not only benefits human, but dogs too!   Image credit: hubpages.com Here are some uses and benefits of neem: Natural flea, tick and mosquitoes repellent The compound in…

Is my dog normal?

These 5 behaviours exhibited by dogs may or may not signal trouble.   Tail-chasing – It’s perfectly normal for puppies to chase their tails; it’s their way of getting to know their bodies. But if this persists into adulthood, you may need to consult a vet and behaviourist. Crotch-sniffing – It’s also perfectly normal for your dog to smell another dog’s butt, which may be the reason why they do that to us humans. They probably learn lots about the person with just one sniff. However, if it bothers you or your friends, obedience training may help. Scooting – If you’ve noticed Fido scoot or drag his bottom across the ground after taking a dump, that’s fine. But if scooting becomes a daily occurrence even…

Should I kiss my dog?

We love our dogs, of course we do, but do we think about how safe it is for both them and us when we lock lips with them?   Here are some things to consider before you smooch your pooch.   What has Fido been doing? Before you lean in to give Fido a peck on his face, do think about where his face has been. Has it been licking his paws after romping in the mud? Has it been sniffing another dog’s butt? Has it been dumpster diving? Even kissing Fido on the top of his head or snout may not be all that safe – vets say that infections and germs can be spread all over the dog’s body through scratching and licking….

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 actions and behaviour.   Is he happy?   A happy dog is a relaxed dog. When he wags his tail, the tail wags his entire body. His ears will also be relaxed; his pant will be soft, his eyes will be soft as well.   A happy dog that is interested in an activity is plain to see. When Golden Retrievers fetch a ball, you see them running all out,…

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. It’s how she can gauge if a box is too small or how high she needs to jump to get on the kitchen counter. Whiskers also enable a cat to detect objects in her environment.   The follicles of your cat’s whiskers are deep and have plenty of nerve endings that transmit messages to Kitty’s brain. Each whisker also contains a sensory organ at its tip, where it picks up…

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 one another. Meowing, it seems, is reserved for the communication with humans.   Next, we have to consider the breed and individual temperament of the cat. Oriental breeds such as Siamese cats are very talkative. Also, sometimes cats simply enjoy listening to their own voices, while others cherish conversations with their owners.   Here are a few reasons why your cat could be meowing to you:   Sickness If your…

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 the treatment of canine cancer has always been to use drugs that were approved for use in people. However, these new drugs are specifically designed for pets. They are Palladia, for the treatment of mast cell tumours, Kinavet-CA1, also for the treatment of mast cell tumours, and Paccal Vet-CA1, for the treatment of mammary carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.   Unfortunately, there are no FDA-approved drugs to treat feline cancer…

Minimising Mess at Home with Bio Chum

We love our dogs, but there’s no denying they sometimes can create such a mess in our homes, what with their poop and pee, and dragging mud or grime into the house after a romp in the park. All this bacteria can cause infections or build up toxins in your home. Thus, it’s imperative to maintain a clean and hygienic environment in your household for the wellbeing of you, your family members and your pooch as well.   Bio-active Stain & Odour Remover   This proprietary organic formula with enzyme producing microbes is scientifically formulated to effectively removes stains and odours in both household, auto carpets and upholstery. It is specifically useful at removing urine, blood, vomit, faecal matter, other organic stains and odors. Once…

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 may occur as a result of irritation to your pup’s eyes, or because his or her tears are not draining properly. For example, if a speck of dust enters your eye, you will tear to flush away the dirt. Likewise, a dog’s eyes will do the same to flush away anything harmful or irritating to the eye. When the eyes are continually irritated, chronic tearing may occur and this produces…

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 discharge. Image credit: www.cinqueportsvets.co.uk Cherry Eye: An enlarged tear gland will form a cherry-like mass on your dog’s eye. Image credit: www.petinsurance.com Epiphora (Tear stain): An overflow of tears creates stains on the dog’s facial fur. Image credit: www.animalfair.com Glaucoma: The cornea becomes cloudy and the eye enlarges due to increased pressure in the eyeball. Image credit: www.worldaccordingtomaggie.com Ectropion: A turning outward of the upper eyelid causes the lower lid to…

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