Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

Does Ice Melt Affect Golden Retrievers?

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If you live in a part of the U.S. that experiences all four seasons of weather then you are probably familiar with terms like “ice melt” and “quick melt”. These refer to products used to quickly melt away ice that builds up on roadways and sidewalks during the winter. They are tough products. Have you ever thought about how tough they might be on your Golden Retriever’s paws? Walking your Golden in the winter is not impossible, but it does take more of an effort than in the summertime. Products like “ice melt” or “quick melt” can be toxic to dogs especially if it is allowed to build up on your dog’s paws. The best thing to do is avoid walking your Golden on treated surfaces in the winter. If you do, ask your vet Livonia, MI about pet wipes or a pet scrub that can be used to clean your Golden’s paws after his walk.

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Importance of Wellness Visits To The Vet

Many pet owners think that visits to the veterinarian are undertaken only when their pet is suffering from something that they cannot handle on their own. Having this notion can make visits to the vet stressful for both pets and other owners. If a pet owner thinks that bringing his pet to the vet clinic is a hassle, there is a possibility that the negative feelings will rub off on their pets, causing the animal to be stressed, too.

However, a change in perspective can make a world of difference in the way pet owners view visits to the vet. Bringing a pet to the vet clinic shouldn’t be done only when the animal is sick; annual health checks are equally important because it enables you to take a proactive approach to your pet’s health and wellbeing. Each wellness visit is an excellent opportunity to have your pet checked thoroughly for signs of illness, have his vaccinations updated, and tested for parasites. This is also a time to consult with your Eagle, ID veterinarian about questions and concerns you may have about your pet’s health, care, and behavior.

Interesting Facts about the Abyssinian

Interesting Facts about the Abyssinian

Did you know the Abyssinian cat breed is one of the oldest cat breeds in the world? The Abyssinian name refers to a place called Abyssinia or modern day Ethiopia. The cat’s existence can be traced back to ancient Egypt where the cat is featured in numerous murals, paintings and drawings. The Abyssinian has a distinct Tabby-Ticked coat that comes in four colors of red, fawn, blue and ruddy. His almond shaped eyes come in green or gold. The Abyssinian has a slender appearance. He is a very intelligent cat. He is also known as a bit of a clown as he has a love for playing around and getting into mischief. The Abyssinian is friendly, energetic and does well with people. However, this cat does not like to be held and is not a lap cat. For more information you can consult Animal Hospital Savannah GA.

How Often Should You Clip Your Dog’s Nails?

Clipping your dog’s nails is just one of those things you have to do, even though it can be extremely difficult. Because it’s such a pain, you may put it off longer than you should. Exactly how often should you clip your dog’s nails?

The answer to this question varies by breed, as some breeds have more trouble with their nails than others. This is especially true of dogs that have dew claws. In addition, some dogs may spend a lot of time outside wearing down their claws on their own, and no clipping is needed at all.

In general, you should plan on checking the length of your dog’s nails at least once a week. At that time, you can determine whether they need clipping. Just remember, it’s better to clip your dog’s nails a little bit at a time than clipping more, less often.

For professional help, schedule an appointment with your vet Midland, MI.

How Often Should You Clip Your Dog's Nails