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Is my dog feeling cold?

Most people assume that dogs are fully protected from the cold because of their fur coats. The truth is, dogs can suffer from colds just like humans do. Whether indoors or outdoors, it is important to keep your dog sufficiently warm for its own health and safety. So how can we tell if our dogs are actually feeling cold? All dogs need protection from the cold. It doesn’t matter whether they are thick-furred, dark-coated, or have long hair, any dog still needs protection from the cold. Puppies, tiny dogs, as well as dogs with short hair need extra protection from the cold. Factors such as age and health also affect your dog’s ability to withstand cold. Sick dogs, puppies, and senior dogs might not have…

Is My Dog Having A Fever?

One of the best things to do in the world is snuggling with your furry best friend. Our dog’s body is constantly warm to touch, as they have a higher normal body temperature than we humans do. Just like humans, dogs get fevers and we need to know when our dog is sick and when it is time to visit the vet. Dogs have an average body temperature of 101 to 102 degrees celsius, which is normally considered a high fever in humans. Knowing if your dog is sick can help prevent fatal complications while at the same time, ensuring your dog stays happy and healthy. A fever is a symptom that something is going on inside your dog’s body. It indicates that he is…

Does my cat feel bored?

Cats are independent and curious in nature. They generally won’t mind being alone during the day, and often show affection once their owners return home. As a cat parent, you might have asked yourself: Does my cat get bored at home, especially when we are away and no one else is around? The most important thing you can do to prevent boredom is make sure your cat’s environment is stimulating. Just like humans, cats can get bored too. If they are not provided with an environment that provides enough mental and physical stimulation, boredom might get the best of them, resulting in unwanted and destructive behaviours. A bored cat cannot express how they’re feeling in words, but they could show signs that indicate that they…

Dogs and Their Sleeping Positions

Just like humans, dogs sleep in a variety of positions. Whether it is sleeping on their side or sleeping on their back with their bellies exposed, there is a lot we can learn about them through their sleeping positions and habits. By observing their positions, we can spot clues that give insight into how they’re feeling. Let’s dive into the world of exploring our dogs’ sleeping habits! 1. The Side Sleeper Lying on their side with their legs extended is one of the most common sleeping positions for dogs. This is also prominent in puppies as well as older dogs who could be suffering from stiff joints. If you find your dog in this sleeping position, allow it to get a prolonged period of restorative…

Do I Need To Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

As dedicated pet parents, we put in extra effort to care for our dogs. We spend time researching on the best food to feed them, we buy them all the toys and treat they could ever wanted. However, it becomes a different story when it comes to brushing their teeth. Just like humans, plaque and tartar builds up on and around our dog’s teeth when there is improper dental care. Not only does gum diseases lead to pain and discomfort for dogs, it could also lead to serious health problems such as kidney, liver or heart disease. It is best to start developing this habit of brushing teeth when our dogs are still puppies, it is not too late to start now! Take it slow,…

Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource guarding is a common behaviour found in many dogs. It is where a dog uses avoidance, threatening, or aggressive behaviours to retain control of food or other items in front of a person or another dog. This behaviour is also called possessive aggression, and any dog breeds can be equally affected by it. Aggressive behaviours are displayed when you try to approach something they find valuable. It could be mild behaviour, such as growling at you or running away with the item that they love. On the other hand, some dogs show full-blown aggression and may potentially bite the person or another dog that tries to come near the object they are guarding. Other behaviours include ingesting food or treats at a very fast…

Understanding your cat’s body language and behaviour

Are you curious to find out what is going through your cat’s mind? While humans rely primarily on speech to communicate with each other, cats communicate in a silent language. Cats speak using a combination of body language, vocalization and scent cues. Learning how to recognise cat language help you to understand what your cat is saying to you and to the other pets/ family members in the household. “Body language is the cat’s primary method of communication, even more so than meowing.” Angela Hughes, DVm, PhD, Global Scientific Advocacy Relations Senior Manager and Veterinary Geneticist at Mars Petcare, says. “Learning how to tell what your cat is saying is a great way to strengthen your bond. It helps you better understand your cat’s wants…

How often should we walk our dogs?

For many dogs, going for a walk can be the highlight of their day. Especially so after waiting a whole day for you to come home from work. While we would love to take them out, there are several things to keep in mind when we head out for a walk. The amount of exercise a dog need varies depending on their age, breed, and health conditions. We should be mindful to choose activities that are suitable for our dog’s personality, medical conditions, and interests. There are plenty of benefits to going on a walk with your dog. A short walk around the neighborhood can keep your dog physically fit and mentally engaged while they sniff and explore around. Your dog’s brain gets stimulated when…

Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs

Protect your dog’s eyes and face We all know how harmful UV rays are for human eyes but what about for our four-legged friends? Pannus is disease of the eye that affects the dog’s cornea and may result in problematic dry eyes or even blindness. Eye disorders aside, dogs recovering from eye or facial surgery could use an alternative to the Elizabethan collar or E-collar for short.   Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs Optivizors are made of 2mm thick, clear and soft PVC, which provides clear vision and is also durable and easy to clean. The headrest of the Optivizor has also been ergonomically designed to form around the curvature of the dog’s head to ensure greater comfort and stability. The…

No more “Cone of Shame”

No more “Cone of Shame” As pet parents, we all know how uncomfortable it is for our furry friends to be wearing the Elizabethan collar aka e-collar. While our furkids are recovering from surgery or an illness that requires the e-collar, they’re already in much discomfort. With the traditional e-collar, they often run into issues like bumping into furniture, not being able to drink water or eat from their bowls. Despite looking comical or cute, it probably isn’t very comfortable.   Novaguard – Advanced wound protection for dogs   Made of polypropylene, Novaguards are durable and very easy to clean. Novaguards are also moulded closely to a dog’s face shape and has a much smaller circumference compared to a traditional e-collar – this allows for…