The small dogs are giving a mixed signal to the large dogs. When they pee on things, the higher it lifts his leg to mark the objects the exaggerated urine streams may fool the large dogs into thinking large and more powerful dogs are in the area. Spraying urine higher up causes the scent of urine to be more noticeable to other dogs. Shooting high up proves their strength and dominance. Male and female will use their urine to mark territory.
Do not leave your pets in a parked vehicle even for a short time. You are putting your pets at risk even if you leave the windows cracked or air conditioner running, temperatures can still rise quickly and your pets can get serious illness or death.
Do not exercising, walk or play with the dog in the hottest part of the day. Best time is in the morning or evening. If you can't hold the back of your hand on the pavement for five seconds it's too hot to walk your dog.
Look out for heat exhaustion, trouble breathing, excessive panting, increased heart rate, weakness or collapsing. If the temperature in your house it's too warm for you, it's also too warm for your pets.
Do not leave your dog unsupervised by the pool. Be sure your dog knows how to get out of the pool by practice several times how to use the pool stairs with your dog. Put a life-jacket on your dog when you take the dog boating.
There is a variety of reasons cats lose their hair. The most common reason is allergies, particularly to fleas and over-grooming. When a cat gets itchy it will over-groom itself to the point that the cat will pull the hair out. Mange or lice also can make a cats skin itch. Also if the cat is in pain it will lick to help relieve the discomfort. An overactive thyroid can also cause hair loss.
Some cats have a hair loss on the outside of the ears called pinnae which is common in Siamese cats.
Some cats have alopecia which is a condition. Parasites that bring about mange, and fungal issues like ringworm, are also a common cause of alopecia.
Have your cat checked out by your vet.
Grapes and Raisins
The dog will develop severe kidney damage and it can lead to kidney failure.
Ingesting garlic can be deadly to dogs and cats. Low red blood cell count anemia which can cause lethargy difficulty breathing and death.
Bacon and Ham
Are very dangerous can cause extremely painful digestive condition hospital is required.
Xylitol in sugar-free product is extremely dangerous causing blood glucose to drop. Have the pet treated immediately.
Soda Coffee and Tea
Products with caffeine cause heart arrhythmia, coma vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. Keep it away from your pets.
Is toxic to dogs and cats. It causes seizures, arrhythmia, hyperactivity, and death.
A balanced diet is very important to kittens and puppies. All animals need a balanced diet. Calcium is very important for the animal's bones development excess calcium can cause puppy severe bone changes. Puppies and kittens should never eat adult formula food.
Kitten and poppy food have everything they need for proper development.
Puppies should eat 3 meals per day, kittens 6 months or less should eat 4-6 times a day.
Multiple meals offered throughout the day best avert the onset of lethargy, trembling, weakness, lack of coordination, and seizures. It is best if you have a time-limited where the food is out for a set period of time and not 24/7. It is also best that you talk to your vet about the best feeding options.
Brush the pet before you bath the pet to remove any debris.
Use warm water and not cold. Don't let the water get into the pet's ears.
Apply the shampoo onto the dry fur. The shampoo will bond with the dirt on contact then wet the pet's coat down and repeat it again. Only use pet shampoo or tearless shampoo. Use conditioner after shampooing even if the coat is very oily it will return moisture to the skin and coat. Rinse with cool water not cold be sure you rinse thoroughly. For cats use waterless shampoo. Pat dry with a towel until the coat is damp, brush after it is dry.
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