Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

Living With a Parrot

Living With a Parrot

Some of the larger parrots can live over 50 years. This could mean your bird may outlive you. These birds are highly social and are quite playful. However, because of the long commitment of time, they may not be for everyone. Your parrot’s living environment, feeding and nurturing all add up to a long life so each of these aspects need to be taken very seriously. You are responsible for keeping your bird busy and content. They can be demanding, not unlike an insistent human toddler, and for a possible 50 years. Yet they have natural behaviors that are instinctive that would help him survive in the world. Take advantage of these instincts and your relationship with your bird when training or socializing him. Learn as much as you can about your bird’s breed for best success and a long life for your bird. For further information, contact your Glendale, AZ veterinarian.

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Benefits of the dog walker

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Depending on if you can find the right person for the job, hiring a dog walker to help with your canine friend has a multitude of benefits, both for you and your pup.

  1. Your pooch’s mundane day would be interrupted with personal attention and exercise.
  2. You would feel less guilty leaving your dog at home alone all the time.
  3. Your dog walker can also water your plants, grab your mail and take your garbage cans back to your house from the curb.
  4. You have a trusted person who has a good rapport with your pooch to watch him if you need someone to care for him while you’re out of town.
  5. You would have more time for some of the extra things you need to do throughout the week.

Ask your Chesapeake, VA vet for recommendations on dog walkers in your area. Read more about the benefits here.

How Your Cat Shows Love

How Your Cat Shows Love

Cats depend on your for their essential needs but there is more to the cat/human relationship than that. We love our cats and cuddle them. And they show their love in return if you watch carefully. Your cat seems to be constantly underfoot and it’s not just for food. She crawls on your keyboard, sits on your book and sleeps on your head at night. All these cries for attention are the acknowledgment that your cat seeks your company. When she bumps her forehead gently against yours, it is a signal that she trusts you and welcomes you in her group. When your cat kneads you she is releasing a scent to mark you as her own. It is also an act your cat used to stimulate her mother’s milk so you have been designated as her new mother figure. Even a dead mouse or bird as a gift indicates affection. Contact your Glendale, AZ vets to learn more.

There’s Something in my Siamese Cat’s Eye

Most Siamese cats will sit around and groom themselves to maintain their own sense of cleanliness and overall health and wellness. If you notice that your cat is a bit excessive with her cleaning or is wiping at her eyes way more than usual then it might be a sign that there is something in her eye. Call your vet and ask if you can flush the eye with a saline solution or with water. If so, try this, and then see if you can check your Siamese cat’s eye for any debris. To do this, simply use your thumb to lift the upper eyelid while checking underneath for debris. Do the same with the lower eyelid by using the other hand. If you see something that does not appear to be sticking in or poking at the eye, ask the vet Lawrenceville, GA if you can use damp cotton swab to ease the debris out.

There’s Something in my Siamese Cat’s Eye

Fleas Biting Your Dog in the Cold Weather

Fleas Biting Your Dog in the Cold Weather

Fleas are a year-round problem. Flea eggs can be dormant in cold weather and then hatch when it warms for a few days. And once fleas get inside your toasty warm home, the cold weather has no affect on fleas. Thus you need to apply flea prevention to your dog all year round. Apply the medication where your dog cannot lick it off. Make sure other household pets don’t groom your dog in those areas. Check that you wash your hands thoroughly after handling flea prevention medication. Brush your dog frequently and watch for any fleas or flea dirt. If your dog does get fleas, thoroughly vacuum your home often and dispose of the dirt outside the house. Wash your pet’s bedding and yours in hot water.  If all else fails you may need to bring in a flea infestation professional. Learn more from your pet clinic Glendale, AZ.

Interesting Facts about the American Eskimo Dog

If you’re looking for a pint size family dog that loves to exercise, play and is easy to train then check out the American Eskimo dog. This particular breed is part of the Nordic canine family and is known for its ability to withstand temperatures both cold and hot. In fact, his double layer coat serves as a protector against strong winds and cold temperatures. It also acts as a built in air conditioning system as it traps cool air enabling the American Eskimo to remain cool no matter the outside temps. The coat is a great accessory for this pup, but it comes at a price for the owner. Due to the abundance of fur, the American Eskimo requires constant and consistent brushing and routine professional grooming. This all white pup also needs his eyes cleaned to avoid stains from tears. Your vet Southeast Denver, CO can give you more details.

Interesting Facts about the American Eskimo Dog

Bloat in American Eskimos

Are you aware of the canine condition known as bloat? If not, talk with your vet to learn about this disease and how it may have the ability to affect your American Eskimo. In general, canine bloat (also known as Gastric Dilation-Volvulus) is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. It is often fatal. Bloat occurs when a dog’s stomach fills with gas, food or fluid causing it to expand. The expansion of the stomach can apply pressure on other organs causing blood to stop flowing to the heart and stomach lining. The stomach can expand so much that it causes a tear in the wall and can cause difficulty breathing. Sometimes the stomach can twist. When this happens blood is stopped from flowing to the heart, which can send your dog into shock. Care from your veterinarian Southeast Denver, CO is needed immediately. Surgery may be required. See details here.

Bloat in American Eskimos