Your pet’s dental care is important; it is an integral part of your pet's health. According to a noted veterinary hospital, just as you brush your teeth every day and have them professionally cleaned by your dentist, your animals need the same or similar treatment. A common indication of dental disease in your pet is of course, bad breath. With dogs and cats, naturally, some breath odor is unavoidable at times. However, when the breath odor is really bad, this may be due to the metabolism of some of the bacteria present in the mouth when excessive plaque is present.
We would all like to believe that pet food industry, or some government agency, is making sure the food we feed our pets (and ourselves) is high quality, optimum nutrition. If you believe this, I have bridge I would like to sell you. The fact is Pet Foods are made to the lowest possible standard that will pass inspection. Obviously, the pet food industry and its’ support group, the AMVA/Big Pharma, has a vested interest in maintaining the illusion of healthy happy animals thriving on their low quality meat by-products, cheap fillers, and chemicals. And with billions of dollars at stake annually, they are not going to rock the boat.
As a pet owner, you may occasionally need to apply ear and eye medication to your furry friend. For many pet owners, applying these types of medications is a nerve wracking experience. After all, the eyes and ears are sensitive areas of the pet s body and you can t help but worry about accidentally hurting your pet.
If your beloved pet is scratching a great deal around its neck or ear, it may be suffering from ear mites. Ear mites are a common problem in both cats and dogs, but can be quite irritating and even painful. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize when ear mites have infested your pet and how to get rid of them so your pet can be happy and healthy again.
Most people have heard of diabetes, but few realize that diabetes is a disease that can also affect your pet. In fact, diabetes is a very serious condition and, if not treated properly, can lead to even more serious complications or even death. Therefore, it is important to test your pet for diabetes and to monitor your pet's health effectively after diabetes is diagnosed.
Every pet owner worries about the possibility if dealing with fleas. After all, these little pests can be quite irritating to both your pet and to you. Therefore, you should do everything possible to keep fleas at bay and to get rid of them as soon as you suspect an infestation.