Poisoning and toxicities can happen at any time. Usually the cause of the poisoning is due to a combination of human error and mischievous pets. Toxic substances left unattended may be accidentally ingested by pets. Toxic foods left out on the counter or table will be no match to a determined pet. Plant toxicities may occur if you were unaware the plant was actually toxic, or if they are in areas of your house where they are in reach of your pet.More
It is sourced naturally from English wildflowers of Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Clematis.More
Let’s take a look at the American Shorthair cat!
The American Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat, and according to the American Cat Fanciers Association these cats are descended from cats who came over to America on the Mayflower. These cats became a recognized breed in 1906. They are a specific breed, differing from the domestic shorthair cat, who are cats of unknown parentage.More
Here’s a quick look at the Welsh Corgi
Dog breed group: Herding Dogs
Average life Span: 11-13 years
The Welsh Corgi is a smaller herding dog that originated Wales. There are two separate breeds of Corgi dogs: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Historically, these dogs were used as cattle herding dogs.More
If you are planning a trip with your pet elsewhere in Canada, the US, Mexico or overseas travel there are some things to consider. Depending where you will going some or all of these items may be applicable to your trip.More
Are you planning to travel with your dog? Road trips with your dog can be enjoyable and stress-free if you are ready for them. Being prepared will allow you and your dog to have a safe and fun time whether it be to visit family, go camping, out to the lake or where ever your adventures may take you.More
Are you looking for a shampoo that is gentle for use on your cat or dog? Vetoquinol has a shampoo formulated for sensitive skin.More
Here’s a quick look at the Shih Tzu
Dog breed group: Toy dogs
Average life Span: 10-16 years
The Shih Tzu dog is also know as the Chinese (or Tibetan) Lion dog or the Chrysanthemum dog. The name Shih Tzu translates to “mini lion”. The lion was highly esteemed in China for its connection with Buddhism, since it had a long tradition as guardian of the temples and palaces. The Shih Tzu was bred to reflect that appearance of strength, regality, and beauty.
Temperament: Outgoing, Alert, Loyal, Affectionate
The Shih Tzu is a lively and playful companion, they love to romp and play. They also make good lap dogs, Shih Tzus are content to relax with the family at the end of the day.
- Training and proper socializing must start at a young age , because they are prone to stubbornness when it comes to training.
- Shih Tzus make excellent indoor and apartment pets, as they have minimal exercise requirements. A daily walk or good play session in the house or back yard will meet the daily exercise need required by these dogs.
- The Shih Tzu needs all of the humans in the house to be in charge and stay in charge. This means the rules of the house must be made consistently clear. If they learn and believe that they are the boss of the humans in the house it can lead to a bunch of behavioral issues. These behavioral issues can include separation anxiety, guarding, nipping and biting.
- Whether you choose to grow their hair long or keep it clipped short, Shih Tzus require a lot of time and effort when it comes to grooming. Their coat requires combing or brushing regularly, either daily or every other day. It is essential that they accept grooming at a young age so they are not frightened or disobedient during grooming.
- Shih Tzus have a tendency to bark and can bark for long stretches of time. Even if it is kept indoors, this breed will bark frequently, at anyone, or anything.
Both pure-bred and mixed-breed dogs have varying incidences of health problems that may be either influenced by genetics or environmental factors. Problems that may affect the Shih Tzu more frequently can include the following:
These dogs are brachycephallic and therefore can be predisposed to problems related to the shape and size of their head.
- Respiratory problems
- Eye problems, including ulcers, trichiasis, entropion, and cherry eye
- Dental concerns, such as crowding of the teeth and early dental disease
The size of the Shih Tzu also can predispose them to problems with their back and knees. Spinal issues such as inter-vertebral disc disease and knee problems such as luxating patellas are common in Shih Tzus.More
Here’s a quick look at the Siamese cat
The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognized breed of Asian cat.More
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a recurring respiratory issue caused by the constriction of the lung’s airways. An asthma attack is caused by a series of events.
- Excess mucus forms in the lungs.
- This mucus causes the airway walls to swell with inflammation.
- Then the muscles in the airways go into spasm, which leads to constriction.
Constriction of the airway leads to inability to draw a deep breath, exercise intolerance, coughing and wheezing, however all these symptoms may not be apparent at the same time.
A severe asthma attack in a cat can be life threatening if not treated properly or promptly. Seek emergency care right away if you think you cat is having an asthma attack.