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Keeping Pets Healthy in Autumn

by James Maynard September 19th, 2014
Keeping pets healthy in Autumn presents some challenges for the season. Chocolate is common during holidays in the fall, particularly Halloween and Thanksgiving. Dog lovers should be sure to keep the sweet treats away from their friendly canines. Rodents like rats and mice will seek warmth in homes during autumn months. Poisons and traps used to control the tiny mammals should be out of reach of any companion animal. Antifreeze presents another health risk around the home, as people refresh the supply in their automobiles. After re-filling, anti-freeze containers should be stored safely away from all household
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Tips For Bringing Beautiful Peafowl Into Your Life

by Marnie Bii September 18th, 2014
Unique Pets
If you're an advanced bird owner with plenty of land, you might want to jazz up the place with a peafowl or two. In fact, you can even house a flock of peafowl on your land without a problem. Both adult and baby peafowl make a lot of ruckus, however, so you should have a wide berth between your neighbor's homes and your own. The rewards of
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Do Dogs with Heat Injury Always Need to See A Vet?

by Lori Teller DVM DABVP CVJ September 17th, 2014
If a dog seems to have a heat injury, but then gets better quickly, does it still need to see a vet?

This depends on what you mean by "heat injury." Anytime you suspect heat exhaustion or heat stroke in your dog, you should seek immediate veterinary attention. However, if your dog has been running around in the yard or playing ball, and then stops and lies down
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3 Ways To Reduce Strong Fish Tank Odors

by Marnie Bii September 16th, 2014
If you do not keep natural tank cleaners, like plecos and snails, in your aquarium, you will need to take it upon yourself to keep odd smells at bay. Fish tanks grow algae and bacteria that can release unpleasant odors into the air. When this happens, your entire home could start to smell like scummy pond water and rotting fish food. Luckily, you can perform a few
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your animal's veterinarian.