Vaccinations are an important part of preventative veterinary medicine. For many owners, they provide the first line of defense against potential illnesses like rabies, feline leukemia, or parvovirus. They also help to stem the spread of potentially communicable diseases in your pet. While not every type of pet requires yearly or early vaccination, dogs and cats certainly do. Learn what the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) suggests for each in the helpful article below.
Sometimes it can be hard to catch ailments that your cats might be dealing with. A couple of ailments your cat might try to hide from you are ongoing tooth and gum pain. Sometimes issues with your cat's teeth and gums won't be visible and you'll have to go off of behavioral clues. Here are four telltale signs your cat might be having a tooth or gum issue.
1. Face Sensitivity
As you age, you become prone to a wide variety of health issues. Dogs go through the same aging process. In fact, some of the health issues that plague aging humans also plague dogs. Here are three common health problems that your dog may face as it ages.
Once your dog leaves the rambunctious adolescent stage, it will start to slow down. That means it won't need as much food as it once did.
Dogs eat all kinds of things out of boredom, hunger, and yes, gluttony. A dog can eat nearly anything, from plastic bags to whole bones to stones. While the reason why dogs eat stones is unclear, it is documented that dogs eat these hard rocks out of boredom or anxiety. Your dog may have even eaten stones in the past without you even realizing it. If you catch your dog munching on a stone and they swallow it, you may fear that the foreign object will get lodged in your dog's throat.
When you find that your cat has fleas, your primary concern is probably getting those bugs off of your cat and out of your house. While eradicating the fleas is certainly important, there is another pest you need to be concerned about, too: tapeworms. Tapeworms are transmitted by fleas, so if your cat has fleas, you should be treating him for both pests.
How are tapeworms transmitted by fleas?
Fleas carry tapeworm eggs.