Daily Archives: January 16, 2016

Ticks in Peruvian Guinea Pigs

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Did you know that it is possible for your Peruvian guinea pig to get a tick? If you allow your Peruvian to have free time roaming outdoors then you should make it a habit to check him for ticks when bringing him back inside. If you have other pets in your home, your Peruvian could pick up a tick from one of them. If you own a cat or dog then you should consider keeping them on a routine flea and tick prevention program to not only prevent ticks on them, but to also prevent ticks on your Peruvian. If you do find a tick on your cavy, you will need to remove it completely to prevent infection. You can do this by using tweezers to grab hold of the tick and pull straight up. The entire tick must be removed including the head. If you need help, call your vet Round Rock, TX.

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Fleas Infestation In Cats

Fleas and ticks are common parasites of cats. While some cats don’t exhibit adverse reactions to fleas, flea bites can trigger an allergic reaction in hypersensitive cats, manifested by severe itching. As the cat scratches persistently all over his body, the irritation can give rise to small crusty sores. Hair loss may also be a consequence of a heavy flea population.

Fleas are bloodsuckers, and a heavy population can result in the loss of substantial amounts of blood, increasing the cat’s risk of developing anemia. This can be quite serious among very young kittens; without proper veterinary attention, these kittens can die from the infestation.

Fleas can transmit tapeworms in cats. Tapeworms are common internal parasites, which, when present in high numbers can compete with the host for essential nutrients in the cat’s digestive system. Your San Rafael, CA veterinarian can enlighten you on important issues that can affect your pet.

Live with a FeLV Positive Siberian Cat

Live with a FeLV Positive Siberian Cat

If you own a Siberian cat that has been diagnosed with FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) then you should be prepared for changes to your cat’s lifestyle as well as your own. FeLV is a serious disease, but there are treatments available to help your cat manage the disease and lengthen your Siberian cat’s quality and quantity of life. Treatments are also available to help prevent your cat from developing secondary infections caused by a compromised immune system. Your vet can help you better understand ways to care for your Siberian cat at home and to ensure that other household cats do not become infected. FeLV is contagious to cats only and is spread through saliva, blood, and body fluids. It’s important to take your cat to your veterinary clinic every six months for a wellness check up and routine blood work as well. Click here for more information.

How Your Cat Can Benefit from a Nutritionist

How Your Cat Can Benefit from a Nutritionist
Making sure your family gets the right nutrition isn’t easy, but this is especially true if you have a small furry friend at home! Fortunately, you aren’t alone. To make sure your cat is healthy, consult a cat nutritionist.

When you visit with a nutritionist, he will likely want to know what you’re feeding your cat. Based on your cat’s diet and a detailed checkup, he will be able to tell you what’s missing from your cat’s diet. Then, he can provide you with dietary recommendations.

A nutritionist is a must if your cat struggles with weight problems. He can suggest weight management food that will ensure your cat doesn’t end up with diabetes.

Want to speak with a nutritionist about your cat’s health and his diet? Click here, or schedule an appointment with your vet Atlanta, GA.