By definition, mites are crab-like parasites that reside on and in the skin, pores, hair follicles and hair coats of many mammals, including our dog and cat friends. Mites are invisible to the naked eye, measuring a few hundred millimeters in size, but they can cause headaches many times their size for us and our pets. The most common mites to affect our pets are:
Even if you don't reside in a flood prone area, flash floods can strike almost anywhere. As quickly as water can rise, being proactive and starting a neighborhood network for your pets and others is a smart move and kind gesture. If anyone in the network is not at home when a flood warning is issued, but pets are, a network could prove invaluable in getting beloved pets to safety.
We hear about food safety for ourselves on a regular basis. Cook this food to this temperature, throw away that food after a certain period of time and so on. But what about our pet's food? September is National Food Safety Education Month, and we have several suggestions to keep in mind as you prepare your furry friend's daily meals.
Although your cat probably thinks it should be every month, September is officially Happy Healthy Cat Month. The love and care you provide your cat makes a big difference in his longevity and overall well-being. Cats are wonderful companions who really ask for so little in exchange for the purrs, snuggles, and unconditional love. In honor of this special month, here are some things you can do to give your cat the happy life he deserves:
A highly contagious respiratory virus, the canine parainfluenza virus is one of the most common pathogens that causes kennel cough in dogs. Though the clinical symptoms resemble canine influenza, the two viruses are unrelated and require different vaccines for protection.