How do you recognise other people? Without getting bogged down in the complex neurological process that allows the brain to form, store and retrieve memories, it might be best to put it simply—you recognise someone because you remember their face. You're able to remember their face because you can see their face. It's different for your dog. Dogs generally recognise you from your physical outline (your silhouette), the sound of your voice, and your smell.
28 December 2020
It's not understood why some dogs develop cancer of the mouth, but older dogs and larger breeds seem to be at greater risk of developing this condition. This type of cancer causes tumours to form in the cartilage of the upper and lower jaw, and the tumours can be identified by their nodular shape. Cancer of the mouth can be aggressive and spread to the surrounding tissues without prompt treatment, so it's important to be aware of the signs of this disease.
2 November 2020
If you notice your dog has trouble peeing or that their urine is bloody or pink-tinged, there's a high chance that they're experiencing a urinary tract condition such as cystitis or bladder stones. These symptoms should not be looked over, which is why you should take your dog to a veterinarian as soon as you notice something's wrong. Here are three common tests to prepare for. 1. Urine culture Observing your pet urinating more than often is a must if you're a pet owner.
23 September 2020
Joint cancer can develop on the leg or shoulder and is a type of soft tissue cancer that affects the synovial membrane, which lines the surfaces of joints and helps facilitate movement. Tumours grow on the affected joint, and the cancerous cells can spread quickly into other parts of the leg. It's not known why some dogs develop joint cancer, but it seems to be more common in large breed dogs.
29 July 2020
Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the mammary glands in lactating rabbits and can occur when a break in the skin, such as that caused by a scratch or bite, allows bacteria to enter the milk-producing glands. The bacteria can cause abscesses to develop, which can impede milk flow, and infection can quickly spread to the blood and lymph glands. This can put your rabbit at risk of developing sepsis, which is life-threatening.
9 June 2020
Birds are common pets for many a household since these animals tend to be easy to care for when compared to other pets, especially dogs that require daily walks and your full-time attention. And if you own a pet bird, you likely have chosen an exotic species probably due to its unique plumage and unique calls and melodies. But one thing to note about owning an exotic bird is that the type of care that you would offer a native species may not suffice.
2 June 2020
Pets are a human's best friend and lifelong companion. As such pet owners always strive to ensure they are feeding their beloved pet only the best pet food. Choosing the wrong type of pet food may have adverse consequences on the pet's health and cause them to become ill. That is why it is necessary to carry out research into the type of pet food best suited to one's pet.
11 May 2020
Is your dog regularly trimmed or is he starting to look like a shaggy monster? While some breeds of dog will always maintain a short coat others, such as the Shih Tzu, have fur that will keep on growing and if not cut regularly, will soon become matted. While there is nothing to stop you grooming your dog on your own, it is often better to visit a professional dog grooming company and get them to do it for you.
8 May 2020
There are guidelines that vets follow in Australia relating to the early vaccinations required by most domestic pets. When it comes to puppy litter vaccinations, it is best to follow these guidelines and opt for all of the injections your puppies will need to see them through the first few years of life. Like humans, booster shots will be needed in some cases but most puppies will be fine with the standard set of injections.
30 April 2020
Do you think a dog emerges from the pet grooming salon, overjoyed with their new look, eager to show off their luxuriously silky coat at the dog park? Not quite. There are some practical aspects to having your dog groomed, such as if their coat has a tendency to become knotted and catches dirt easily. Any aesthetic benefits are generally just for you, and you might only have a brief window of time to enjoy them before your dog enthusiastically rolls in the dirt.
29 April 2020