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Senior Pets And Dementia


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.


Keeping Your New Puppy Comfortable


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!


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?”


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.

Why You Should Check Your Cat’s Paws Regularly


Checking your pet’s paws regularly will enable you to spot cuts, splinters, or blisters that may need prompt veterinary attention.

Cat’s paws may feel tough to the touch but their paw pads are actually sensitive to extreme cold or hot surfaces. It is also a good idea to apply moisture on your pet’s paws regularly to keep them soft. Cat’s paws can get in contact with various types of surfaces where foreign objects may be present. Their curiosity can take them to every nook and cranny they can gain access to. They won’t have second thoughts walking on surfaces without any regard to whether it is hot or extremely cold. Long-haired cats should have the fur in between their toes trimmed regularly because dirt and debris can easily buildup in these parts. Sometimes, persistent licking of the toes may indicate the presence of an infection or irritation. For more suggestion visit your local Animal Hospital.

Housing For Pet Salamander Or Newt


If you have a pet salamander or newt, you should make the effort to know more about your pet, especially its basic needs. Different species vary in their needs because some are aquatic, while other species are semi-aquatic, or terrestrial. With their extremely sensitive skin, salamanders and newts are highly susceptible to adverse environmental conditions. Their skin is porous and needs specific environmental conditions that closely mimic their natural habitat. Pet owners should closely monitor their pet’s enclosure to ensure that ideal conditions are maintained.

Semi-Aquatic habitat

The tank has a basking area that gradually shifts into an aquatic biome so it will be easier for the newt to crawl from one portion of the tank to the next.

Aquatic habitat

One important problem associated with aquatic tanks is the ammonia produced by the tank’s inhabitant. There is a need for regular cleaning and maintenance to keep the water safe and clean.

Terrestrial habitat

One end of the enclosure of terrestrial salamanders should be made a basking area where a heat source is placed; the other end of the enclosure should be dark. Sufficient humidity needs to be maintained; this can be achieved by keeping the substrate damp. Place some rocks or small logs where your pet can seek shelter. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.