Running is a very important basic exercise for your dog. All dogs need daily exercise to maintain good physical and mental health.
If you’re like most cat owners in New York City, your thought process regarding taking your pet to the vet probably goes something like this: My cat is eating and acting normally, and he never goes outside or is exposed to other cats so he doesn’t need vaccines. Plus, he stresses out and pees every time I put him in his carrier. I’ll just take him to the vet when he’s sick.
Studies show that interactions with therapy animals can decrease stress in humans. Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. These hormonal changes can help alleviate stress …
Genetic deafness is a defect that, when present, is linked to the “W” gene, found in white cats. It is a myth that deafness is related to blue eyes. However, the gene related to deafness is directly linked to white hair. That’s why we can find deaf white cats with blue, green, yellow eyes.
The holiday season—or, what we consider late October through early January—is once more upon us. But before you break out the candy, turkey, champagne, or whatever else you have the tendency to overindulge in, keep in mind this season can hold some danger for your pets.
Next, I’d like to explain how I approach Leaky Bowel Syndrome when treating patients. The first aspect of improving an animal’s intestinal environment involves making dietary changes. Every pet has a different level of reactivity to food borne allergens, so finding out your pet’s specific food allergies may require some watchful experimentation.