The best (for medical effectiveness) are pills or capsules. If the pill doesn't have an outrageously obnoxious flavor and if the cat has a soft spot for a particular kind of canned cat food, using an inexpensive pill crusher from the drug store, you can crush the pill into powder and mix it into a small, appetizer-size portion of the yummy food (your cat) doesn't get as her main diet. Or try tuna, chicken, beef, anchovy paste, Cheese Whiz, salmon cream cheese, smooth peanut butter, plain yogurt; all depending on what the cat thinks is fabulous. Ask your vet if the pill can be crushed, some pills are not effective if crushed.
For cats for whom this doesn't work, you can certainly use a pill gun, available at the vet office, online and at some pet stores. Remember to flush the pill down with a bit of water, tuna juice or clam juice. Even when piling by hand, you need that liquid chaser so pills don't stick in your cat's throat.
Some Medications are available in a cream/ointment format that you rub on the inside of the ear.
Most dogs dislike getting wet, which is especially true when they are being forced into it.
Bring over all of your dog grooming equipment, brush, towel, treat, cotton balls, ear cleanser to clean your dog’s ears, mineral oil lubricant for your pooch’s eyes to wherever you are going to be grooming your dog.
Dog grooming is important for your canine’s health and general well-being, so every pet owner needs to make sure that the dogs are up to date on their grooming needs.
Here are some basic tips on how to groom your dog at home.
Tools you’ll need when grooming your dog at home Depending on your dog's breed and what type of a place and the environment you live in. Here are some basic pet products for your daily dog grooming needs:
Dog clippers or scissors
Healthy dog shampoo
Dog nail clippers
Pet towel for quick drying
Always make sure you know how to use any one of these dog grooming supplies when preparing and learning how to groom your dog at home. You don’t want to take an electric dog nail clipper and accidentally chop off more of your pooch’s nail that you should have. Same goes for any other electrical dog grooming equipment that can easily hurt your pet, such as dog clippers. Take a second to learn how to use everything efficiently and safely.
A pet hound glove that has small nubs which massages the skin and loosens dead fur is a great idea for a short-haired dogs.
Those slicker pet brushes are best for long-coated dogs.
This type of brush works best to aid in loosening and separating long fur.
Use a flea comb after you brush your pet to check for fleas.
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This is a concern, because nicotine is a dangerous poison for pets, and e-cigarettes and their associated paraphernalia often contain it in more concentrated levels than in traditional tobacco products. It is important to realize that these products are filled with liquid nicotine and still remain a hazard for pets. It is the more concentrated liquid cartridges and large-volume containers of nicotine liquid that pose the greatest risk for poisoning in pets.
Nicotine poisoning signs in dogs and cats with nicotine ingestion is vomiting. As nicotine receptors throughout the central nervous system and the body are stimulated, drooling, diarrhea, agitation and high heart rates can occur. With higher doses of nicotine, the receptors become blocked, and tremors and seizures can be seen, along with lethargy, muscular weakness and death from respiratory muscle weakness and heart arrhythmia. The most dangerous thing about nicotine in liquid form is that it can be absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth in dogs, cats.
This is a true emergency. Because of the rapid absorption, most animals will become symptomatic very quickly. Vomiting usually develops within 30 minutes to an hour. If you think your pet has ingested nicotine (e-cigarettes, patches, gum or tobacco) and your pet is vomiting, agitated or lethargic, call your veterinarian immediately or the Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.
Go to your local animal shelters and animal control agencies. Go to all of the shelters within a 60 mile radius and file a lost pet report. Put out flyers with a photo, phone number for people to see. Contact your local police and department give them a description of your pet also provide them with a photograph of your pet. Post notices in the neighborhood, grocery stores, vet offices, pet groomers and pet supply stores.
Walk and drive through the neighborhood a couple of times a day. Show your neighbors a photo of your pet and ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet. Leave your phone number with your neighbors so they can reach you if your pet is found.
You might want to try these internet sites.
Center for Lost Pets
Lost Pet USA
The best thing we can do for our pets is to microchip them.
What ever you do don't give up your search. Animals have been lost for months, even years before they were reunited with their owners.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area