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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.

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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

Lights May Not Be Required In Enclosures Of Pet Snakes

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Many species of snakes that are kept as pets don’t require conventional lighting inside their enclosures. There are species of snakes that can do well without any type of lighting fixture inside their enclosure.

If you’re wondering whether there is a need to install lighting inside the enclosure of your pet snake, you should take a closer look at the conditions that exist inside the enclosure. If the snake’s immediate environment remains warm all-year round, there may be no need to install artificial lighting. But there are pet owners who still choose to install UVB lighting because it can increase the activity level of the snake as well as enhance coloration. There are also those that install heat lights to create a more natural day-night cycle in their pet’s enclosure. If your pet snake is a nocturnal species, a heat source may be needed during the day while a red light can be turned on at night inside the enclosure. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Heat And Lighting Needs Of Pet Reptiles

5115210219_e2d2579eb9_o-56a2bcd63df78cf772796061.jpgHeat and lighting are just two of the basic needs of pet reptiles. Different species generally differ in their specific needs for heating and lighting. Meeting your pet’s basic needs on a daily basis is very important for their health and wellbeing.

Reptiles are cold-blooded animals, which means their body temperature is highly influenced by their external environment. Thus, it’s very important for the temperature inside the enclosure of pet reptiles to be maintained at an optimum level. Being ectothermic, their body temperature is regulated by existing environmental conditions in their surroundings.

In their natural habitat, reptiles lie around under the sun when they need to increase their body temperature, or seek the shade when necessary. The enclosure of pet reptiles must have a temperature gradient to allow them to move from one end of the enclosure to the other end to regulate their body temperature.  Install a heat lamp or basking light on one side of the reptile’s enclosure where the basking spot will be. Read more information contact veterinarians care.

Why Kittens May Find The Litter In The Box Appealing

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Kittens use their senses to know more about their environment. One of the things they won’t fail to investigate is their litter box. Thus, you may notice your pet eating or tasting the litter. The behavior is understandably common among kittens; in adult cats, it could be an important symptom of a certain nutritional deficiency or an underlying health issue. A visit to the vet can help identify the cause and address the problem.

Some kittens that have been newly weaned may also go through a time of tasting items that are not considered as food. But there are certain types of litter that may be a hazard for kittens, thus you should correct your pet’s behavior as early as possible. One of these is clumping litter; this type of litter is not recommended in kittens that are younger than four months of age because it contains clay that may get stuck and eventually obstruct the digestive tract. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Why Cats are Scent-Oriented Animals

Cat-rolling-GettyImages-165893132-58ac5ef05f9b58a3c90a144f.jpgCats possess more than 65 million scent-analyzing cells that line their nasal passages, thus it is no wonder why they rely to a large extent on their olfactory sense to communicate. A cat’s particular scent can tell a lot about his sexual status; it is also important in marking territory and enhancing social interaction. Scent glands can be found throughout the cat’s body. There are scent glands in their paw pads, and even on their head, chin, lips and tail. The scent glands on their toes enable them to leave their scent when they scratch on an object. When another cat catches a whiff of the signature scent left by another cat, he will steer clear of the object or the territory because it has already been claimed by another cat. Rubbing their head against objects, people, or other animals also enables them to leave their signature scent. This is referred to as ‘bunting’. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.