This is life-threatening to a cat crystal blockage, stones, and plugs. If your cat is blocked death can occur if untreated within 72 hours.
If you see your cat is drinking and peeing a lot it may have Hyperthyroidism.
When you take your cat to get a physical make sure that the vet does a blood test to check for renal failure this condition is very serious by the time the symptom shows up the kidneys are damaged.
Signs to look for are ammonia breath, jaw clicking and drooling.
An ear infection could be caused by medication, mites, bacteria, fungi, diabetes, and allergies. See you vet.
Signs of having colitis diarrhea, the cat will hurt to poop and will try to hold it in. It can also develop constipation.
For gastritis inflammation of the stomach lining. Be sure to take the cat to the vet.
If you see that your older cat is depressed or very thirst-day and peeing outside of the litter box the cat may have diabetes see your vet.
When you see that your cat scratches, chews on his skin or has patches of fur missing take the cat to the vet. It has probably allergies.
Be aware of what could set your dog off.
Dogs will fight over toys and food, that is very common.
They can become possessive and aggressive when guarding their items.
It is a good idea to feed the dogs on opposite sides of the room or in another room if necessary. When the dog is done eating remove their bowls.
If you try to remove a bone or a toy from the dog's mouth distract the dog with a treat to divert his/her attention so that you can take the item away from it.
To distract the dogs from fighting, throw water at them, bang two lids together, or blow air horn more than likely they will stop. If you are outside use the water hose.
You can put a barrier between the dogs like a garbage can lid, a piece of wood or metal but not your hands.
Stay calm if at all possible and don't get between a dogfight.
Be sure the dogs are up to date on all of their vaccination.
your dog should be removed if you see these types of signs: pulling back on their leash, wide eyes, tucked tails and drooped ears they're looking very apprehensive. Smaller dogs should be off the ground into doggie stroller or purse. The smaller dog can easily get under people feet trip the person and injure the dog. For the safety of the dog and others, it is best to remove the dog.
Dogs can be aggressive with other dogs make sure they get along well with every kind of dogs, people, children and loud noises.
Older dogs may have issues outside with health problems, sun, and hot pavement.
Unexpected noises can cause your pet to get away from you. Be sure your dog is microchip-ed or has an ID.
Cats and dogs can become blind by diabetes, trauma to the retina in the back of the eye, glaucoma, and genetics. Those diseases can cause clouding of the lens, gradual or sudden blindness. If you think your pet is becoming blind take it to your vet for a test.
Early diagnosis can be very important. The vision loss can be reversed if treated early enough. Animals adapt well to blindness. Give your pet time to adjust to their vision loss.
It would a good idea to put you blind cat into a small room so that it can learn to navigate. Put the litter in there with the cat. After it learns to navigate in the room then it can navigate the rest of the home. Keep the furniture and cat's scratching post in the same place. Moving things around can confuse your cat. Keep the toilet bowls closed, prevent access to the outdoor pool, put a gate at the bottom of the stairs.
Walk a blind dog around the house on a leash and give it treats and praises.
The blind pet will use its other senses to navigate their environment.
You can use toys with bells, rattles, and catnip. Blind pets do need playtime and exercise.
Put a bell on your shoe so that your dog knows where you are. Keep your dog on same walking route.
These types of breeds are known for drooling Bloodhounds, Saint Bernard, Mastiffs, and Newfoundlands.
Drooling is normal when the dog is anticipating something he really likes.
Labradors will drool when they’re anticipating something.
Not normal drooling is when a dog is nervous, anxious panting or trembling are signs of nervousness. Drooling will go away once the stressor is removed.
Another sign of drooling is a pain in the mouth, throat or nausea. The dog does not want to swallow because it's painful. Drooling from a car ride can make a dog sick.
Dogs can become nauseous from an upset stomach.
Ingesting something toxic can cause drooling. If you see serious signs of vomiting, diarrhea, shaking, seizures, bruising, bleeding or very little energy. These are signs that the dog has ingested something toxic.
If drooling is not part of your of your dog's normal behavior take the dog to the vet and have him checked out.
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