The Healthy Pet Blog

Four Ways To Keep Your Indoor Cat At A Healthy Weight

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Ways To Keep Your Indoor Cat At A Healthy Weight

If you have an indoor cat, they might have a more relaxing lifestyle than they would if they lived outside. The thing is, indoor cats have a longer lifespan without all of the potential dangers the outdoors can bring, but they might pack on the pounds. As a responsible pet owner, you need to ensure that your pet keeps slim, even if they enjoy an indoor lifestyle. Here are four ways that you can help your cat maintain a healthy weight as an indoor pet. 1. Set Up Regular Playtime Keeping your cat healthy and alert is something that will fall on...

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Considering Bringing Home A Beagle Hound? Here Are A Few Things You Will Need To Know First

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Considering Bringing Home A Beagle Hound? Here Are A Few Things You Will Need To Know First

Long droopy ears, kind faces, and friendly personalities—it is no wonder so many people go for beagle hounds when they are looking for a new pet. Even though these courageous dogs do make excellent companions and family dogs, they do have a few quirks that can be a bother for someone who is unfamiliar with the overall temperament of this breed. If you spot a beagle hound for sale and you are considering bringing home this little pooch as your own, there are a few things it will be helpful for you to know first.  Beagle hounds can be a...

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Symptoms Of A Flea Infestation

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Symptoms Of A Flea Infestation

Any time spent outdoors, whether its in the backyard, walking around the neighborhood, or going on hiking adventures, can lead to your dog getting a flea infestation. These bloodsucking pests are more than a discomfort, they can lead to skin irritation, allergic reactions, or even anemia in severe cases. Knowing the symptoms of an infestation can help you know when you need to get it under control before it leads to major health problems. Dog symptoms Your dog will likely show the first symptoms if fleas are invading your home. Things to...

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Eight Things Not To Forget When You Build Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eight Things Not To Forget When You Build Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

Having a first aid kit for your dog is as smart as having one for the humans in your household. You can ask your veterinarian about what to include, such as emergency pet meds and dressings for wounds. But here are eight more things you should add that you might not think about right away. 1. Something to Make Pills Easier to Take You may have all the right medications to administer to your pet at your vet’s advice, but getting a dog to take a pill is another story. Throw a jar of peanut butter in your kit, as a dollop can disguise any...

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What To Do When Your Cat Has Bloody Ears

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do When Your Cat Has Bloody Ears

Seeing your cat stroll into the room with blood-encrusted ears can be an alarming experience, but the last thing you should do for your furry friend is panic. In many cases, you may be more stressed out about the situation than your cat itself. By acting quickly to get your cat medical attention and understanding the possible causes behind bloody ears, you can prevent an emergency and help treat the underlying condition making your cat so uncomfortable.  Assessing the Situation Whenever you notice that your cat is bleeding, you should...

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3 Common Signs Of Heart Disease In Your Dog

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Common Signs Of Heart Disease In Your Dog

When it comes to your pet’s health, be aware that they can suffer from many of the same ailments which humans do. Heart disease can affect your dog in very salient ways, and it pays to be aware of some of the symptoms of heart disease are. Read on and discover just a few of the common signs of heart disease in your dog. Make sure to pay vigilant attention and note if any of these signs are occurring on a regular basis. If you do notice any of these signs, especially if they are recurring, it is highly recommended that you call on the...

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What To Consider When Choosing A Veterinarian For Your Puppy

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Consider When Choosing A Veterinarian For Your Puppy

Now that you’ve decided to bring a new puppy into your household, it’s important to find a reliable veterinarian to care for him as he ages. It’s a good idea to schedule consultations with a few potential caregivers before choosing which one to work with long-term. Here are a few things to consider when comparing veterinarians and deciding who is likely to provide you and your dog with top-notch service: Flea Management Options Once an infestation develops on your dog, it can be tough to get rid of, so flea control...

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3 Tips To Cut Your Pet Expenses Regularly

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Cut Your Pet Expenses Regularly

Pets are often as much a part of the family as any human. Many pet owners will treat their pets will the utmost care and only purchase the highest-quality food and get the best veterinarian care for them. Unfortunately, the cost of pet care continues to rise as each year passes. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans will spend an estimated $62.75 billion in 2016 on their pets, which is more than a two billion increase from 2015. With the way things are these days, some pet owners are looking for ways that they can save...

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3 Common Cat Health Issues

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Common Cat Health Issues

Your beloved pet cat is most likely one of your primary concerns. That is why you should monitor his or her health closely and keep tabs on whether or not he or she should be taken to a veterinarian’s office or an animal hospital. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if your cat is sick or not. Read on and discover just a few of the most common health related issues when it comes to your cat. Eye Issues Cats are susceptible to a number of eye related problems. Among the most common issues that can befall a cat’s eyes are...

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What To Expect From Your Pet’s Veterinary Exam

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Expect From Your Pet’s Veterinary Exam

If you’re new to the world of pet owning, going on your first annual veterinary exam can be a scary experience. Luckily, there’s nothing you need to worry about and you don’t need to go into the experience “blind.” Read on, and discover what you can expect from your beloved cat or dog’s veterinary exam. Paw and Toenail Examination The vet in question should give your pet a thorough paw examination to make sure that his or her pads are healthy and have not suffered from any damage. Pad injuries are usually...

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