Your dog needs to be able to eat a healthy diet and the only way for this to happen is for you to offer her a food that meets her nutritional needs. However, your pet will still beg for some of your food even if he has just eaten. Why does he do this?

Your pet is instinctually on the look-out for food at all times. This means that he will likely munch on something offered to him even if he isn’t hungry. Your food is particularly appealing because he trusts your judgement and knows that you share a lot of your life with him. It is also likely something that looks and smells a lot different than his own food. He feels that letting you know he wants a bite will result of him getting a taste of your meal. Your local veterinari ... Read more »

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Your dog is an excellent companion and you want to make sure you are able to look after her. You’ve been considering bringing a new furry friend into your home. How can you tell if your dog is ready for this new adventure?

Your dog is likely used to being the center of attention in your household, so you will need to think about how she will feel about sharing the spotlight. She will likely still be able to have some time to herself, but there will be a lot of times when she will be interacting with your new addition. Will this mean she has a new playmate or will she treat her as an adversary? If the former is the case, she may be ready to handle this. If the latter is true, it could take some time for your dog to get used to this idea. For more information, click here to contact your lo ... Read more »

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Your family loves sharing their home with a furry companion and you can’t help but smile when you come across your new addition. How can you help get everyone on board with helping to care for her?

It makes sense to split up the pet care duties in most households. To do this, you will need to get everyone together to discuss what needs to be done. This is important as it helps make sure nothing will fall through the cracks. Talk about what needs to be done, what each person’s schedule looks like, and what everyone’s capabilities are. Think about people’s preferences as well, since you want them to enjoy time with their pet as much as possible. Have everyone take on some tasks, and then you can evaluate how this is going at a later date so changes can be made as needed. For additional information, please contact your local Leesburg, VA veterinarian ... Read more »

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It is a sad fact that many pet owners still choose to buy the less expensive brands of pet food over premium quality pet foods which are way more expensive. Little do they know that they are compromising their pet’s health and well-being by giving low quality pet food. Knowing what your pet needs and whether a particular brand of pet food can meet these needs appropriately is very important. If you don’t know whether a particular pet food brand is good for your pet, you can always ask your pet clinic Aurora, CO or animal nutritionist.

Pet owners should learn to ‘dissect’ the list of ingredients of pet food products, considering that pet foods are not created equal. The importance of giving a premium quality diet that is appropriate for a dog’s lifestage cannot be overemphasized. Dogs have specific nutritional needs that must be meet on a daily ba ... Read more »

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You share your life with a wonderful dog, but she is still fairly new to your household. How can you bond with her to help solidify your relationship?

Your pet needs to be able to able to relax in your home and the first step to making this happen is ensuring that all her needs will be met. She needs to be able to understand that you are looking after her and to begin to trust you before she will let her guard down. Once this happens, all the time you are spending with her will really pay off. It will allow you to get to know her a lot better and give her the opportunity to get to know you as well. Taking the time to be with her in a variety of situations and really making sure to focus on her will help as well. For more information, please contact your local Greensboro, NC veterinarian.

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Your cat is a big part of your life and you strive to offer her a place she can lovingly call home. Would a cat tree help with this endeavor?

Your pet needs to be able to meet her needs within your living space and a cat tree can definitely help her do this. This is a multitasking item, so it can actually take the place of or enhance other items your pet requires. For example, your pet can rest here when she wants to relax, or she can head over to her bed when she feels like she is getting tired. Consider how a cat tree will be used in your home to determine which features you should keep an eye out for, and make a point to place an item like this in an area where your pet will happily utilize it. For more information, please contact your local Ellicott City, MD veterinarian.

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Your pet bird should definitely have a vet. If possible, before you purchase the bird or bring him home, have your vet examine the bird to make sure he’s healthy and ready to move to a new home. After you purchase the bird, schedule a first time visit for your vet to re-examine the bird and determine if any vaccinations are needed. Most birds receive the Polyomavirus vaccine. The Polyomavirus is common bird virus that affects mainly younger and older birds. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you if your bird needs the vaccine. Most birds vaccinated are of the parrot species. In addition to vaccinations, veterinarians can also start a medical record for your bird which can come in handy if your bird needs medical care in the future. Your local Forest Hill, MD veterinary clinic can help you with your pet bird vet needs.

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Your cat needs access to fresh, clean water at all times to prevent dehydration, kidney problems and other internal issues. Picking the right bowl ensures that she actually drinks her water. Plastic bowls may smell odd and tip over more easily than a ceramic bowl. Your cat’s peripheral vision may be affected when drinking from a deep bowl so she could feel threatened. Experiment with different bowls to see if your cat prefers either a light or a dark colored bowl. Where you put the bowl may affect your cat’s use too. She may not object to her water bowl close to the food bowl or this placement may upset her. Most cats hate their water bowls to close to the litter box. Your cat may avoid a water bowl in busy areas of your home. Experiment so your cat gets enough hydration and keep her bowl clean. For more information, click here, or contact your Roanoke, VA veterinarian.

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Your cat may misbehave at times. However, never yell at your cat or punish her. This will not make her behave better. This includes squirting your cat with water, which can confuse her and makes her afraid of you. This may even make her behavior worse so she may become more stressed. Your cat cannot connect her actions with punitive actions so this punishment is just cruel and abusive. Your cat may no longer trust you and she may lash out at you with aggression. Scratching or biting without provocation may become the norm. Thus the first course of action is to calm down. Determine exactly what your cat did wrong. Then establish what could correct or prevent this behavior in the future. Deterrents or redirection work well to keep your cat from doing what she shouldn’t do. For more information, contact your vet clinic Roanoke, VA.

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Your dog may have fun retrieving objects for you. Select an object he really enjoys playing with such as a toy, a ball or a training dummy. Toss this object a short distance while encouraging your dog to go after it. Once your dog picks up the object, cheer him on with enthusiasm on so he’ll bring it back to you. Squat down when you call him to make the retrieve more enticing. If your dog brings the object to you, throw it again. Keep the distance short at first so your dog is less likely to drop it on his way to you. Your dog may play “keep away” with you. If this happens, tie a rope to the object. Then you can pull it to you without needing to chase your dog. Eventually you can eliminate the rope. Increase the distance over time. Most importantly, have fun. For more information, call your vet clinic Roanoke, VA.

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