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

  • What's Involved In Veterinary Compounding

    2 April 2015

    Giving animals their needed medications can often be challenging. What's more, sometimes medicines that work well for one pet, don't have the required dosage, strength or taste for another animal. But thanks to animal compounding, administering pet medications doesn't have to be a major ordeal. If you have pets, here's what you need to know about veterinary compounding. What is a Veterinarian Compounding? Veterinarians usually begin giving standard medications to their patients who have allergies, diabetes, thyroid disorders or arthritis.

  • Keep Your Dog Healthy And Happy By Teaching These Three Simple Things

    1 April 2015

    Some dogs instinctively know that a car ride means a trip to the veterinarian's office. Dogs often dread the vet because scary things can happen there. You can prevent a lot of unnecessary veterinary appointments, like hit-and-run injuries, dental disease treatments, and poisoning, by training your dog some simple, yet lifesaving things. Here are three of the most important things you should teach your dog, and why these things will keep your dog healthy and your veterinary visits less traumatic.

  • What To Do When Your Dog Licks A Toad

    31 March 2015

    You've heard the stories before about dogs licking toads and then dying shortly after. You may even think that these stories are just myths and don't have any bit of truth to them. Unfortunately, the Cane toad and the Colorado River toad emit a poison as a defense mechanism. If your dog encounters this venom, they can suffer greatly and soon die. Because most people don't know which toad is which, this guide can help you understand the symptoms of toad poisoning and take subsequent steps to save your dog's life.

  • Why Your Cat Needs Meat To Survive

    30 March 2015

    Looking at that fluffy, wide-eyed kitten in the cat shelter, you wouldn't think that behind those innocent looks is a carnivorous predator. Being not-too-distant cousins of tigers and leopards, that kitten needs a diet of animal protein to survive, just like the big cats. Here is why the life of that kitten depends on the right proteins and amino acids that it can only get from eating meat. Evolution Creates a Dietary Dependency

  • Congestive Heart Failure In Pets: Spot It Soon And Get It Treated Early

    25 September 2014

    Most people want to protect their pets and make sure that they live as long as possible. A major problem, as pets age, is that their valves in their heart deform, resulting in the heart becoming larger. This condition, also known as cardiomyopathy, is fatal if not treated. One of the most important factors when it comes to treating congestive heart failure in pets is making sure that its signs are identified and that it is treated as early as possible.