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

  • Four Fun Ways To Make Your Dog Look Manly

    18 September 2014

    Do you suffer from "cutesy dog" syndrome? Are you tired of people mistaking your four-legged friend for a female when clearly he's male? There's nothing wrong with owning a female companion. But if you want to proudly boast a dog that unequivocally conveys "I'm a man, not a precious ball of fur," here are four great ways to make your canine appear masculine in every way. The War Veteran There's a fighter in there.

  • How To Trim A Dog's Nails When The Quicks Are Too Long

    16 September 2014

    Like many dog owners, you may have trouble keeping up with your pet's nails, especially if the process is stressful for both you and your dog. But failing to trim toenails regularly can lead to overgrowth, discomfort and even skeletal issues, making it very important to maintain a consistent grooming schedule. If you realize that it has been a while since you trimmed your dog's nails, you might be shocked to notice that the quick, or the blood vessels and nerves within each nail, has grown so long that you cannot safely cut the toenail without the risk of bleeding and trauma for everyone involved.

  • 3 Reasons Why You May Need To Cull Your Pet Mice

    12 September 2014

    Are you about to breed your mice? Before you take that step, you might want to think about the possibility of culling. Culling occurs when a mother mouse has too many baby mice. In the wild, a mouse will have a multitude of offspring because few will survive. Domesticated mice still have these large litters, which often leads to a situation in which a pet owner needs to take some of the smaller baby mice to a small animal clinic to be euthanized.

  • Dog Illness: Three Signs Your Dog Is Experiencing A Medical Emergency

    30 May 2014

    When your dog isn't feeling well, it's only normal to be concerned. However, there's a big difference between not feeling well because of something like the occasional upset stomach and a true medical emergency. Still, not all pet emergencies are easy to spot and failing to recognize them can place your dog's life in jeopardy. Therefore, it is imperative that you know what to look for when your dog falls ill.

  • A Prompt Emergency Response By An Animal Hospital In Bothell WA

    3 January 2014

    My friend Jim's dog attacked a neighbor's dog that wandered into Jim's yard. After Jim got his own dog under control, he rushed the neighbor's dog to a Bothell WA animal hospital. He had tried getting hold of the owners, but nobody was home, and he did not have a cell phone number for them. Fortunately, the dog made it through the incident and was released the next day. I don't know who technically is at fault when an incident like this happens, but Jim and his neighbors managed to somehow keep the peace.