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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.

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 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.

Food Allergy In Pet Dogs and Cats

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Some cats and dogs are allergic to certain ingredients in their diet. The most common food allergens in dog food include chicken, dairy, soy, beef, corn, wheat, and eggs; for cats, the most common food allergens include fish, dairy products, and beef. Some pets can also be allergic to preservatives, food dyes, or additives. Many cases of food allergy can be traced back to an ingredient that has been part of the animal’s food intake for a considerable length of time.

Like other cases of allergy, there is a need to identify the allergen so exposure can be reduced or eliminated. Your vet may recommend an elimination diet to identify the ingredient that’s been causing the allergy, and when it’s pinpointed, it should be removed from your pet’s diet.

Food allergies trigger persistent itching, causing the animal to may chew, rub, and scratch all over their body leading to raw spots and hair loss. Some can have bouts of vomiting and diarrhea, and even ear infections. Learn more call your vet care

Microchipping Is A Permanent Form Of Identification For Pets

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Among the different types of identification being used in pets, a microchip is considered to be the most reliable and permanent form of pet identification. The insertion of the microchip will only take a few seconds and the procedure is considered very safe. However, the reliability of the microchip in identifying pets is highly dependent on the contact details of the pet owner thus it’s very important that it should be kept updated whenever there’s a change in address or contact number.

Collars and identification tags are the most common forms of pet identification. But collars can easily fall off or a pet can free himself from a loose collar; on the other hand, identification tags can fade or even fall off. Tattoos can also be used to ID pets but many pet owners have reservations about them.

Microchips increase the chance of lost pets being reunited with their owners. A pet with a microchip has a higher chance of being identified by a veterinarian or animal shelter and returned to his owner. For more suggestion visit your local Animal Hospital.

When Can A Hand-Reared Puppy Start Eating From A Food Bowl?

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The weaning process of hand-reared puppies can start as early as during the second week of life. The process should be very gradual to prevent any adverse reaction such as digestive upsets.

Start by teaching your puppy to drink milk from a flat dish. Then some puppy food is added to the milk by the time the puppy is 3 weeks old. As the puppy’s food consumption increases, gradually decrease the amount of milk until the puppy’s ration is composed of 100% puppy food. A hand-reared puppy is expected to have a pure puppy food diet by the time they are 4-5 weeks old.

When choosing puppy food, make sure it is premium quality and appropriate for your pet’s lifestage. If buying cheaper puppy food has crossed your mind, don’t ever be tempted to compromise your pet’s health and nutrition by choosing low quality pet food. For more suggestion visit your local Animal Hospital.