Three Diseases Sugar Gliders Can Spread And How To Protect Yourself
2 September 2016
Sugar gliders are popular exotic pets in the United States, but like other exotic species, they can spread diseases to their owners. Fortunately, you can take precautions to keep yourself safe from your new furry friend. Here are three diseases sugar gliders can spread and how to protect yourself.
Salmonellosis is caused by Salmonella bacteria. You can get salmonellosis from undercooked meats and contaminated produce, but you can also get it from your new sugar glider.
How To Surrender An Animal
31 August 2016
Surrendering an animal is a controversial decision, particularly in light of all the uncontrolled pet breeding we have in this country. Although no one believes that you should do so for convenience sake, there are times when giving up your beloved pet is necessary. You may be moving out of the country, going through an illness, or have financial difficulties. If you can no longer care for your pet, you do have options.
Shine A Light On Your Dog's Pain
30 August 2016
Does your dog experience occasional discomfort when standing up? Does your dog's gait change after long walks or play sessions? Pain in dogs is often caused by arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that can get worse as pets age. Arthritis pain in dogs is sometimes treated with medication or even surgery, but there is another option that is becoming more popular. Ask your dog's veterinarian about the possibility of cold laser therapy in treating arthritis pain.
Three Mistakes You Shouldn't Make When Brushing Your Dog's Teeth
29 August 2016
Dogs can develop dental problems, just like people can. Cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and more can affect dogs with poor oral health, so it's important to brush your dog's teeth. However, not brushing properly can also lead to problems. Here are three mistakes you shouldn't make when you're brushing your dog's teeth.
Using human toothpaste
Brushing your dog's teeth with the same toothpaste that you use may seem like a frugal solution, but human toothpaste isn't a good choice for dogs.