Your dog is a big part of your life and you want to make sure you are able to be there to capture the important moments of her life on camera. How can you get great photos of your little fur ball to show others?

It’s important to accept the fact that your pet doesn’t understand photographs and therefore isn’t likely to cooperate when you want to get a good picture of her. It’s also nice to think about how cute your pet looks in her natural environment, and how wonderful candid shots can really be. Take the time to take lots of photos whenever you get the chance and then weed through them later on. This will help you capture your pet’s personality and allow you to make the most of your time together while still getting some meaningful pictures. Your Marietta, GA vet clinic can offer additio ... Read more »

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You can often hear your cat purring and you have grown to really enjoy this noise. Why does she purr?

Your cat’s purring may be a soothing noise to hear, but it actually serves a purpose in your pet’s life. At one time, purring would signal to your cat’s mother that your pet was satisfied and content. It was used to communicate with her mother to let her know she was well-cared for. Now, your pet may purr to let you know she is feeling great, to help her sink into a calm state of mind when she wants to relax a bit more, or to help soothe herself when she is feeling stressed out. She likely associates purring with the comfort of relaxing as a kitten, so she will utilize it to regain this feeling as an adult. Your local Marietta, GA vet clinic can help you better understand what your pet needs from you. Visit th ... Read more »

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Your cat needs a litter box in your home and you happily offered her an option she seemed to like. However, she has now stopped utilizing it. Why could this be?

Your cat needs to be able to be comfortable in and around her litter box in order to think of it as a suitable solution for her to use. This means that she was thinking of it in this manner in the past, but for some reason stopped doing so. You will need to figure out what changed to determine why she stopped using her litter box. This may mean taking the time to figure out if it’s being cleaned enough, if other pets are spending time nearby, or if there is a new deterrent close to her litter box, like a vacuum cleaner. For more information, please contact your local veterinarian Marietta GA.

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Your ferret tends to play hard and then crash hard when it comes time to rest. How can you help her maintain healthy sleeping habits?

Your pet is likely going to rest when she needs to, so you will simply need to give her the opportunity to do so. Offer her a place or two to comfortably rest within her enclosure and make a point to keep these free for her to utilize when necessary. You can also make a point to think about your pet’s overall comfort as this will impact her sleeping habits as well. Consider the temperature, noise level, and lighting in the area your pet’s enclosure is placed, and be sure to move it if necessary. Take note of your pet’s habits and preferences and try to cater to these if possible. Call your animal hospital Aurora CO  for more inf ... Read more »

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Most cat food manufacturers offer a line of foods that will meet the nutritional needs of your cat to match the different stages of her life. Kitten food is high in protein to support your cat’s developing brain and many calories and can contribute to obesity. Thus you will need to switch your cat to an adult formula food. You can feed her this food for most of her life but when she starts showing signs of aging, consider feeding your cat a mature or senior food. Some foods are formulated to manage particular health issues such as weight control, urinary issues or hairball control. Other foods are only available by prescription. Switch foods gradually over time to avoid digestive issues. Start with just a bit of the new food and increase the ratio of new food with the old food over about a week until the switch is complete. For ... Read more »

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There are a number of ways to keep the flies away from your horse. The most popular is a fly mask to protect the face and ears of a horse. Other popular solutions include fly spray and fly creams or ointments. Fly sprays should be equine friendly and contain ingredients to deter flies, ticks, fleas, etc. Pyrethrin and permethrin are two of the most common main ingredients in fly sprays. All natural fly sprays are available as well. Finding the right one for your horse may just depend on trial and error. Different sprays working differently for various horses. In addition to sprays, creams or ointments such as SWAT can also keep flies at bay. Creams can be applied directly in the horse’s ears, along the body, legs, chest, underbelly, and even around the sheath or udders. The main ingredients in SWAT are Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide and Di-n-propyl Isocinchomeronate. Call your Mt. Airy, MD veterinary clinic for more information.

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If your veterinarian is placing your dog on medication for a diagnosed problem, be sure to follow his instructions very carefully. The effect of the medicine depends on many factors including how closely you give the exact dosage at the proper time. Here are some important things to remember when your dog is on medication:

  • If there is no one who can give the medicine to your dog on a specific time, you should discuss this concern with your veterinarian rather than skipping dosages or discontinue giving medications to your dog.
  • Get a refill at least a week before you are down to the last pill. Contact your veterinarian at least 2-3 day when you need to have your dog’s medications refilled.
  • Always double check the prescription when you pick up a refill of your pet’s medications. Don’t hesitate to ask your Chattanooga, ... Read more »
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Your dog most likely jumps up because he was encouraged to do so while he was a puppy. However, this isn’t fun at all now that your dog is fully grown. Thus you will need to dissuade your dog from jumping up on people and give him something more appropriate to do. Whenever your dog starts to jump up on you, turn around quickly so he falls to the floor. Don’t make a fuss but give him a treat and praise when all four feet are on the ground. Ask your family members and trusted guests to follow this same procedure. Soon your dog will get the message that jumping up on people is not okay. Anticipate when your dog may jump up and insist he sit by you. If he is sitting, he can’t be jumping up on people. Call your local pet clinic Brandon FL for more information.

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Dog training experts and professionals highly recommend positive reinforcement when training your pet. It does not only include handing out treats but also offering lots of praise, a belly rub, a pat on the head, or even some playtime. Knowing what’s in store will encourage your pooch to being consistent in exhibiting the desired behavior. However, you should know when to offer positive reinforcement and when to avoid reinforcing certain behaviors. Pet dogs should learn that any form of positive reinforcement should be earned. And how can you achieve this? Create situations in which your dog can earn a treat, such as giving obedience commands and seeing if he follows through. A bite of his favorite treat will surely condition your pooch to respond faster and with more eagerness to your commands. Talking to your pet clinic Chattanooga, TN will also go a long way in addressing any behavior problem.

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Turtles are generally low maintenance pets, and most have long lifespans provided they eat a nutritionally balanced diet and live in a clean and comfortable environment.

Some species of turtles, like the red-eared sliders, are omnivores, so they will need both animal and plant-based food in their daily ration. In general, the type of food that is given will depend on the species of the turtle. Thus, you should do your assignment, learn more about your pet’s dietary needs so you will be able to meet them appropriately. The basic diet of pet turtles include 25% commercial pellets, 25% insects or feeder fish, and 50% fruits and vegetables.

The pellets should be specially formulated for turtles because they don’t fall apart easily are made to float.

One of the most common feeder fish for pet turtles is the comet goldfish. It is an excell ... Read more »

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