Fainting in dogs can be disturbing to say the least. If your dog faints, it may feel natural to panic, but try not to, because it’s important for you to take immediate action. There are steps to take to ensure your dog doesn’t face any additional harm or injury. First, place your hand over your…Read More
“There is blood in my cat’s poop” is not a phrase you’d expect to say—that is, until you bring a feline friend into your family. Not to worry; you are not alone. According to pet experts, intestinal upset or diarrhea is the sixth most common medical condition in cats. Of those, one of the most…Read More
Pet parents always want what’s best for their charismatic canines – whether they’re suffering from a seasonal allergy or diagnosed with a chronic condition, you do whatever it takes to ensure your dog is living well. At times, your pooch may be feeling under the weather, and giving him an over-the-counter medication intended for humans…Read More
It’s never easy to imagine your beloved pup could be affected by a convulsion or fit. Seizures are a frequently reported neurological condition in dogs. Keppra, also referred to by the generic name Levetiracetam, is a prescription medication used to treat seizures in dogs. Read on for the side effects of Keppra for dogs, as…Read More
As almost any dog owner can attest, dogs often experience the same sort of maladies as humans do – from hay fever to upset stomachs, humans share a lot in common with dogs. There may even be moments when you want to give your fur baby something from your own medicine cabinet to alleviate their…Read More
Very similar to another medication called Prednisolone, Prednisone is a corticosteroid which helps reduce the body’s inflammatory response. Because of the strength of both drugs, they are considered prescription medications – meaning you cannot have access to them without a valid prescription from your veterinarian. However, the medication has potentially dangerous side effects and should…Read More
When your dog has an upset stomach, you’ll do whatever you can to comfort him – after all, pets aren’t just companions, but furry family members! There may be moments where you might be tempted to reach into the medicine cabinet and give him something formulated for humans – but think twice before doing so.…Read More
The world of drugs and medications is confusing enough for humans. You have to consider the benefits and side effects each drug may have on your body. Plus, you need to know about any interactions that could be dangerous when you are taking more than one drug. The same is true when giving your cat…Read More
Tramadol, a pain reliever used in treatment of both cats and dogs, rarely exhibits side effects during feline use. However, cat owners need to be aware of the possible side effects and symptoms so that they can quickly seek veterinary care in the event their pet suffers a serious incident such as an allergic reaction…Read More
As always with medication, it is extremely important to consult your veterinarian when administering any drug to your cat. However, this becomes even more important when Rimadyl is in the mix. Rimadyl is a mild painkiller often prescribed for dogs and can be very effective in treating their pain, but when prescribed for cats, the…Read More
Despite being his companion or best friend, above all else as a pet owner you’re ultimately his parent. As your pet’s parent, it’s important that you ensure his safety.
That means anything from outlining boundaries within his environments, taking care of his mental and physical health, teaching him how to behave around others to avoid altercations, and much more. But always remember: pets are like children and—especially in their younger ages—they usually have a propensity to call upon trouble.
What is Pet Safety?
Dog safety covers a wide range of topics that will take extensive research to grasp, although many of them come from experience with your pet. As a reference, here is some dog safety information you should know!
Examine Your Pet for any Health Issues
No matter what kind of pet you’ve chosen to bring into your home it’s vital that you monitor his health. Most professionals agree that an in-house checkup should be executed weekly. Check for anything unusual that could be the sign of sickness or disease. Do the proper research for your specific pet to know what sort of ailments he’s prone to. By keeping a close eye, you ensure that if something develops it’s caught early.
Always Have Special Awareness
What kind of pet do you own? Can he jump high? Is he aggressive towards others? Does he have a propensity to escape? It’s always important to know the risk of exposing a certain pet to external environments. If a leash is needed, use it. If he shouldn’t be in certain places, refrain from going there with your companion.
Watch What Your Pet Eats & Plays With
The obvious ones here are don’t let dogs eat chocolate and don’t let cats play with string. Dogs have a particularly difficult time metabolizing theobromine (the component in chocolate) and it can kill them if too much is eaten.
In the same vein, don’t let cats play with string, as they have a propensity to swallow it which can block their airways or rupture their stomach lining. These are just some example to watch out for, but the point is: supervise your pet when he’s playing and don’t let him eat things that are bad for him.
Keeping your pet safe also includes dog travel safety and monitoring your pet around children and other people. Do your research to make sure you know everything that could potentially harm your furry friend and always keep an eye on him.