Raising A Healthy Dog

Feline Hyperthyroidism: How Diet Can Help Your Hyperthyroid Cat Get Back on Its Feet

Has your cat continued to lose weight despite you giving it nutrient-rich foods every day? The cat's digestive system isn't the problem; its thyroid gland might be to blame.Hyperthyroidism is a severe disorder among cats. A cat develops hyperthyroidism when the thyroid gland—found in the neck—secretes excess thyroid hormone into the circulation system. A cat with hyperthyroidism will not just show increased appetite and weight loss; it will also drink a lot of water, urinate frequently at different points in the house, have a poor coat, become restless (overactive), have difficulty breathing, look depressed and weak, vomit and diarrhoea periodically and show 'cranky' behaviour or aggressiveness. Read More 

Don’t Snub Your Dog’s Hug Again! 3 Simple Ways to Bid Canine Halitosis Goodbye

Do you often reel with horror or push away your dog whenever it comes to hug or kiss you? Its dirty paws aren't the cause; it's the foul breath in its mouth! If your dog has bad breath, you will often turn elsewhere whenever it comes in for a hug. Don't always blame what it ate, though. Other underlying health issues such as diabetes, kidney disease, throat or oral tumours, oesophagitis and even respiratory infections may have caused the problem. Read More 

Two Tips to Remember if You Find an Abandoned Litter of Puppies

If you have found an abandoned litter of puppies and have decided to take care of them for the time being, here are the most vital tips you must try to follow. Take the entire litter to the vet for an immediate check-up Before feeding or bathing the puppies, you should take all of them to the vet. There are many important reasons why you must do this. First and foremost, after examining the litter, the vet should be able to estimate how old the puppies are; it is essential that you get this information, as you will need it when you're deciding what to feed them. Read More 

Understanding Hair Loss In Hamsters

Partial or complete hair loss can occur in hamsters for several reasons, and although hair loss can occur anywhere on their body, it's commonly noticed first on the hindquarters and face. Hair loss should never be ignored, as it can be a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for hamsters with hair loss: Causes And Symptoms Common causes of hair loss in hamsters include rubbing on cage feeders and hair chewing by other hamsters in the same cage, which can become a problem when the cage is overcrowded or when males are kept together. Read More 

Understanding Bile Duct Obstruction In Dogs

Your dog's liver secretes a fluid called bile that plays a vital role in the digestion of food in the stomach and the removal of waste along the digestive tract. Bile moves from the liver to the gallbladder, and once food moves into your dog's small intestine, bile is released into the small intestine to help break down food particles and emulsify the waste that cannot be used by the body. Read More