Most veterinary offices are only open during the day, so if your pet has an emergency medical condition that needs treatment in the middle of the night, you will need to take them to a veterinary emergency room. Hopefully you never find yourself in this situation, but if you ever do, it will be helpful if you know what to expect. Keep reading, and that's just what you will learn.
When you think about fleas, you probably don't think of a major health threat to your cat, but rather how annoying and gross fleas are to everyone in the household, including your beloved feline. In some cases, though, fleas can cause anemia or severe allergic reactions, making them a big concern for anyone who encounters them.
How Do You Know Your Cat Has Fleas?
Sometimes it's easy to tell your cat has fleas, due to the minor itching and actually seeing the little buggers crawling around.
Breast cancer, also referred to as mammary gland tumors, is relatively common in female dogs that haven't been spayed. Having your dog spayed before their first heat cycle significantly lowers their risk of developing breast cancer. It's not clear why some dogs develop the condition, but hormonal and genetic factors may play a part. Breast cancer can occur in any breed, but certain breeds, such as German shepherds, Yorkshire terriers, and pointers, seem to be more prone to developing the condition.
Most people cough every once in a while, even if they are healthy. It's the same for cats — a single cough should not make you feel alarmed. Your cat may just have inhaled something irritating or swallowed the wrong way. If your cat keeps coughing or seems to be having fits of coughing, on the other hand, you should be more concerned. There are a few possible, common causes of coughing in cats, and most of them require veterinary care.
Veterinarians recommend that pet owners make their pet's dental health a priority. Similar to humans, pets can experience oral health issues. Unfortunately, it is these issues that can result in problems with eating, pain, and distress. Keep reading below to learn more about how important pet dental care is and the answers to some common questions pet owners have.
Why Is Oral Health So Important for Pets?
There are a number of problems that can occur as a result of inadequate oral health in pets.