If you are thinking about adopting a second pet, our friends at Dogster have five things you may want to consider to make sure you’re prepared. For instance, just like with children, pets don’t necessarily reinforce each other’s good habits, and multiples can get into twice as much mischief without proper training.
If you decide to take the plunge and expand your family, our friends at the ASPCA® offer these great tips for introducing cats to cats, dogs to dogs, a new cat to your dog, and even a new dog to your cat.
Following up our post about dogs and snoring, we thought we’d discuss cats who saw logs in their sleep.
According to VetInfo, cats sometimes snore as they experience different levels of sleep just like humans. But some causes of snoring may signal another health problem and require veterinary care.
If you have questions about your feline’s snoring, it’s best to check with your veterinarian to make sure everything’s OK.
Some common causes of cat snoring, according to Pets4Home, include:
• Allergies to spores, pollen or other triggers of sensitivity
• Normal coughs, colds and snuffles
• An upper respiratory tract infection
• A foreign body lodged in the back of the throat, such as a blade of grass, a polyp or tumor growing within the nasal passages or throat
• Feline asthma, or a narrowing of the airways of the lungs that can cause snoring and other respiratory symptoms
• Feline obesity, leading to a partial obstruction of the airways when your cat is asleep
Are you looking to spruce up your living space? We’ve found some great tips from Pet Hooligans that will help you make sure your interior design plans are pet-friendly.
And if you really want your pet to be an integral part of the new design, check out these “10 Awesomely Clever Pet Friendly Furniture Items.” Our favorite is the night stand/dog bed!
One of the biggest behavioral issues pet parents report about cats is when they don’t keep their business in the litterbox. This reluctance to adhere to the boundaries may be the result of a medical condition, stress or litterbox unhappiness.
If you and your veterinarian rule out a medical condition as a reason for your cat’s misbehavior, these tips from Vetstreet may help you make your cat’s litterbox experience more enjoyable.
Or, if your cat is picky about what fills his/her litterbox, you may also want to check this helpful information from our friends at the ASPCA® about choosing cat litter.
Did you know that, just like in summer, you shouldn’t leave your pet in a car when it is cold out? Even a short period of time can result in your pet freezing, as cars act like refrigerators during chilly winter months. Here are eight myths about pets and winter care that have been debunked by Carol Bryant of FIDO Friendly magazine.
We also recommend checking out these winter exercise guidelines and cold weather tips from our friends at the ASPCA®. Stay warm!
Forget red or blue states, the real is battle is between cat and dog states! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arkansas has the highest percentage of dog households and in Vermont, cat parents reign supreme.
We want to know: Do you live in a state where felines rule, or is your state keen on pups? Tell us on our Facebook page!
In honor of National Pet Health Insurance month, we are awarding one lucky winner a first aid kit for their pet from our friends at the ASPCA®! Visit our Facebook page to learn more and enter for your chance to win.
Are you a new cat parent? Do you have questions about giving your furry friend the best care possible? Check out Pets Adviser’s 20 Common Mistakes List for some common mistakes new cat parents may make.
Is your pet ready for a manicure?
The ASPCA® recommends that dogs have their nails trimmed when their nails are long enough to touch the ground, and cats should get a clipping every couple of weeks.
If you cut your pet’s nails at home, go slow and be careful not to cut the quick, which is the pink area that contains blood vessels and nerves.
For dogs, the best time for their nail-trimming session is when they’re tired from vigorous exercise. For cats, try it when they’re relaxed and sleepy.
If you’re shy about clipping, visit your veterinarian or a professional groomer.
Read more nail tips for cats and advice for dogs from our friends at the ASPCA.
We want to show our fans how much we appreciate all of you, so we’re awarding one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate! Visit our Facebook page to learn more and enter for your chance to win.