Does your dog chew, scratch, whine or bark when left alone? While you may be tempted to conclude he has separation anxiety, it's important to properly evaluate the behavior to avoid a misdiagnosis and delay in proper training or treatment to correct the issue as many of the behaviors and cues associated with separation anxiety can also be attributed to other medical or behavioral concerns.
Can you imagine the ability to always be in fashion? While we humans continually do our best to stay fashion forward, some of our feline friends never have to worry about their coat color going into the last year file. Though they are officially recognized one day of the year, Aug. 17, black cats prove that every day can be Black Cat Appreciation Day.
While Aug. 15 might be the day your monthly car payment is due or the day you have marked on the calendar for back-to-school shopping for the two-legged kids, it is also National Check the Chip Day for our microchipped pets. National Check the Chip Day was established by veterinarians to remind pet parents that microchip data needs to be annually updated in case there have been changes to your location or contact information.
A little planning can pay off literally and figuratively for beef producers as we enter the fall and winter months, starting with pregnancy checking your herd.
There are several reasons to preg check, including monitoring the herd's health and reproductive status.
Just the idea of lice can make a person itch. And if an itch develops, we have ways of voicing our displeasure and quickly remedying it. But what about our four-legged friends? What are they to do if tiny, unwanted guests take up residence in their fur?