Understanding Your Pet's Needs
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Understanding Your Pet's Needs

After my pet had a long, drawn-out battle with cancer, I realized that I needed to do a better job with understanding my pet's needs. I wanted to be there for them no matter what, so I started focusing on my other animals. They needed more love, attention, and medical care, so I focused on those things. I started taking them in for regular checkups and working on their physical appearance. I was able to spot a few other potentially catastrophic health conditions with my animals because of my actions. This blog is all about understanding your pet's needs.


Understanding Your Pet's Needs

  • That Reddish Haze Over Your Dog's Eyes Could Be A Serious Threat To His Or Her Eyesight

    18 April 2016

    Have you noticed that your dog's eyesight isn't as sharp as it once was? And when you look at his or her eyes, they seem to have an opaque pinkish film on them. You think it may be cataracts, but your pup is only 4 years old. If he or she spends a lot of time in the bright sun, it could be a condition called pannus, and you need to see your veterinarian right away, as prompt treatment can help stabilize the condition and perhaps prevent future blindness.

  • 3 Things Lizard Owners Need To Know About Scale Rot

    11 April 2016

    Scale rot, also called ulcerative dermatitis or necrotic dermatitis, is a serious disease that can affect pet lizards. If left untreated, scale rot can kill your pet. Here are three things lizard owners need to know about scale rot. What are the signs of scale rot? When scale rot first develops, you'll see small blisters on your lizard's body. You may also notice discoloration on their ventral scales, which are the scales on their abdomens.

  • Mycoplasma And Cats

    8 April 2016

    If your cat has been diagnosed with mycoplasma, you may have many questions, like how it could have happened, or what it means for your cat's well-being. This guide will explain what mycoplasma is, where it comes from, and the general outcome of this illness. Mycoplasma Mycoplasma is a type of bacteria that can infect a cat's blood supply, rendering them anemic. It's sometimes referred to as  feline hemotropic mycoplasmosis or feline infectious anemia, meaning that the anemia wasn't caused by a defect in your cat's body.

  • Xylitol May Have Health Benefits For You, But For Your Dog, It Can Be Poison

    8 April 2016

    Are you someone who chews sugar-free gum or uses sugar substitutes to reduce the harmful effects of consuming sugar? Check the information on the package. If the sweetener is xylitol, be sure to keep it away from your dog, as it can be lethal. Keep your furry friend safe by educating yourself about this dangerous substance. What Is Xylitol? Xylitol is an all-natural sugar substitute used to reduce the harmful effects of sugar in various products.

  • How To Remove Matted Fur From Your Pet

    6 April 2016

    Matted fur typically happens on pets with medium to long coats. It can occur for various reasons, including the animal laying outside on burrs or other sticky material such as sap, and a lack of regular brushing or grooming. If you leave the mats without treatment, it's common for them to worsen. Matted fur tends to ensnarl surrounding fur, making the mat harder to remove. Larger mats can end up causing discomfort or pain for your pet.