Affects animals and humans and is transmitted through tick bites. The disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious and recurring health problems. Talk to your vet about whether you need to vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease. It depends on where you live and the lifestyle of your pet. Avoid areas with tall grasses, marshes, and wooded areas. When you come in form outdoor check for ticks on yourself and your pets.
Lyme disease infected pets may not show any signs for 2-5 months. Symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, joint swelling, decreased activity, and lameness.
Check their footpads for stickers, burrs, sunburn from pavement Slivers, gumweed seeds. Look for signs like licking paws. If it is a burr you may need to trim the hair or use mineral oil to get it out. Long hair can mat between their toes. Too much moisture can cause irritation. Make sure you dry their feet with a towel. Use a spray bottle to spry their paw pads when walking.
How to clean gum and gunk out of your pet using a little Dawn dishwasher detergent or olive oil.
The cat can be producing excessive tears by the shape of the eye or inflammation, infection, allergies, viral conjunctivitis, swelling it could also be a hair, tumor, scratch, injured or blocked tear ducts. Some cats genetically produce more tears if this is the case the cat is ok do check with your vet. Wipe under the eye to keep it dry and clean. If you notice your cat pawing, rubbing, squinting, discharge, from the nose and the eye go to see the vet. Remember cats like to hide their symptoms.
If the vet gives you medication to administer be sure not to let the tip touch the eye.
Do not use human eye drops on your cat because it could damage your cat's eye.
Make sure your pets are current with identification including pets name, rabies tag, cell phone number, home address.
Put the pets health records in a file and then put them in a zip-locked bag. Be sure to have all of the pet's photos vaccination current.
If you have to evacuate know where you can take your pets to their pet-friendly places like BrigFido.com and GoPetFriendly.com
Be sure you have 10 days supplies for your pets like water, food, bowls, trash bags, newspapers, cat litter, litter box, and pet carrier.
If you are away from home when disaster strikes provide your pet sitter with a plan.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area