Senior Pets And Dementia

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Senior pets can suffer from cognitive dysfunction syndrome, which is a form of dementia. Certain degenerative changes in the brain can  occur as a result of the aging process and this can pave the way for the problem. Affected animals experience distinct changes in their ability to learn, their memory, and responsiveness. When a pet becomes disoriented, he can easily get confused or lost even in unfamiliar environments. There may also be noticeable changes in the way they interact with people and other pets. There may also be changes in the sleeping patterns of affected pets; they tend to sleep most of the day away and are up and about at night. They may commit frequent potty accidents as as toilet-training and other learned behaviors deteriorate. They may also wander aimlessly around or engage in compulsive behaviors, such as excessive grooming or licking. Read more information contact your local vet clinic.

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Caring For Your Pet After Vaccination

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Vaccination is the best protection against certain life-threatening medical conditions. Most pets don’t need special care after a shot; they don’t manifest any adverse reaction and go about their daily activities without any changes.
However, there are some cats and dogs that can display a mild reaction to vaccination and they may appear weak for a day or two. They may have a poor appetite and prefer to spend the day napping or lounging on the couch. The injection site may be sore or tender and they don’t want to be handled near the spot. As you can see, this is more or less what many people go through after being.
Ways to keep your pet comfortable after vaccination

Provide a warm, cozy place in the house where your pet can rest undisturbed

Food and water should easily be accessible; but don’t be alarmed if he does not have eat much for a day or two

Your pet may wish to be left alone so it’s better to avoid playing with him; he’ll come to you when he wants your attention. Make sure to check on your pet every regularly to make sure he is comfortable. Read more information contact veterinarians care.

Keeping Your New Puppy Comfortable

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The arrival of a new addition to the pack is a big event for everyone in the household. However, the transition period can be stressful for the new puppy, thus they will need all the care and attention that you give to help them adjust to their new surroundings. New puppies tend to whine as they miss being around their mother and siblings. As your new pup adjusts to new sights, sounds, and scents, give him a room where he can rest and get away from everything whenever he feels overwhelmed or nervous. Provide a blanket and a basket to curl-up in so he will feel warm and comfortable as he sleeps. You can also place a hot water bottle in the bed to keep him warm, but make sure it’s not too hot so he won’t be burned or scalded. For more information visit your Vet care.

Tips For Dealing With Matted Hair Coats In Cats


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Long-haired cats tend to form mats especially when they don’t receive regular grooming help from their owners. Hair may also mat over surface wounds. If you see any clump of matted hair, it’s a good idea to check for any traces of dried or moist blood, inflamed tissue or injury before dealing with the mat.

If you can’t find any underlying skin issue, apply moisturizer or hair conditioner on the mat and slowly massage it in. Use a hair-conditioning product that is indicated for pets to prevent any reaction. In most cases, the matted hairs can slowly be comb out, however there are instances when you need to clip the mat out if the hairs have formed a very tight knot.

You can also seek the help of your vet or the groomer if you are not sure how to deal with your pet cat’s matted hair. Also, using the right grooming tools and the proper technique can help prevent injuries and address the issue. For more suggestion contact your local Animal health care.

Pet Birds Get Stressed Too!

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Unnecessary strain or tension can occur when birds are exposed to specific stressors in their immediate environment. Some of these important stressors are overcrowding, fluctuating temperature and/or humidity (too high or too low), or noise.

There are 2 main types of stress that pet birds can suffer – psychological and physical. Physical stress is triggered by continuing stress like overcrowding, or emergency stress such as being exposed to potential threats. In some instances, stress can be positive because it keeps the bird alert so it can better react to an emergency. In the presence of perceived threat, the body produces large quantities of adrenaline into the blood stream. Adrenaline or epinephrine is called the ‘fight or flight’ hormone. The adrenal glands of birds that are chronically subjected to stress continue to produce epinephrine causing the gland to work overtime and this can have serious consequences that can be fatal. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Thirsty Cat – “Is My Kitty Ill?”

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As the weather turns warm, A cat’s water requirements naturally increases. If you are very observant, you will be able to notice subtle changes in your pet’s health and/or behavior that may probably be a red flag signifying a serious issue.

As a rule of thumb, a cat’s water intake should be about 60 ml/kg per day. That means, a cat weighing 5 pounds cat should drink approximately 300 ml of water or fluids a day to make sure that there is optimum function of the body systems.

However, the water intake of cats is also influenced by a number of factors including what the cat eats; canned pet food has 80% moisture, while dry food (kibble) has about 10%. Subsequent adjustments to the amount of water consumption a cat should drink each day should be made. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Pet Mouse

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The mouse is often passed over for the more common pocket pets like the hamster or guinea pig. But mice make excellent pets especially for children because they seldom bite and can easily be handled. Also, they are low maintenance pets and don’t need spacious living quarters. They have been selectively bred to enhance so their desirable qualities shine through. The mice can actually be entertaining pets. But one of the biggest drawbacks of pet mice is their short lifespan, with the average at 1.5-2 years.

There are many different species of mice that are now kept as pets, but the most popular one is the Swiss Albino mouse. The males are generally bigger in size than most female Swiss Albino mice. Their eyes appear to bulge because of the presence of the harderian gland behind each eye.  The secretion of the glands is very important in keeping the eye moist and well-lubricated. It also plays an important role in the display of species-specific behaviors that are triggered by pheromones. Read more information contact your local vet clinic.