If you're confused about whether or not your dog needs vaccines and how often they should be vaccinated, you're just one among many pet owners. The result of not knowing or following a vaccination schedule is that you could unknowingly expose your furry friend (and his/her furry friends) to dangerous, even fatal, illnesses. On the flip side, over-vaccination has its risks apart from being an unnecessary expense. This article highlights three important things all dog owners should know when dealing with vaccinations at their next pet consultation.
The adoption of a new furry friend can be an exciting time for pet lovers. However, just as humans, your new pup will be prone to health issues that would warrant a visit to the vet clinic. It is not enough to merely ensure that your new dog gets the right vaccinations though. You should also educate yourself on the different ailments and diseases that your pup may have a proclivity towards so that you are better capable of discerning the symptoms before their health deteriorates severely.
Alongside socialising and potty training, one of the most important things you need to do when bringing your new puppy home is to keep him healthy. As puppies are young and their immune systems are not yet fortified, they're more susceptible to infections that can harm them. One such infection is Giardiasis, caused by the Giardia parasite. Puppies who contract the infection can suffer diarrhoea, nausea, excessive gas, weight loss and fatigue.
Moving to a new home can be a trying time for all the members of your family, including your dog. When you move to a new home, you'll want to to everything you can to make the experience as easy as possible for your beloved dog. With a little bit of planning, it's not all that difficult. So what do you need to do?
Before Moving Day
Visit your vet in the days leading up to moving day.
If you own a cat which has reached an advanced age (a cat is considered to be a senior age once it reaches the age of 11), you will need to keep an eye out for signs of kidney disease. Kidney disease is a common illness which affects cats as they age. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about kidney disease in cats.
The possible causes of kidney disease include: