It is common for small little bumps to appear on your pet's skin. Not every small bump or lump means you to take your pet to the animal hospital or the veterinary's office. However, there are some bumps that warrant going to the vet to get them checked out. Sign #1: Fast Growing Bump If your pet gets a bump, and the bump grows and changes shape quickly, you need to take your pet to the vet to get the bump checked out. [Read More]
This Is Why Your Vet Wants Your Cat To Have X-Rays For Vomiting
When it comes to X-rays, most people think that they're just useful for looking at the bones in the body. While this is a useful purpose for them, X-rays can catch other things, too. If your veterinarian is suggesting that your cat should have X-rays because they've been vomiting, this is why. Blockage One of the potential causes for vomiting that an X-ray can detect is a gastrointestinal blockage. This is a problem where something—usually a foreign body, like hair or a rubber band—gets swallowed by your cat. [Read More]
Reptiles Can Be Great Pets For Kids
If your child is asking you for a pet and you think that a reptile would be best, then the next decision will be what kind of reptile. Here is helpful information on various reptiles that make good options for children. Box turtles – Box turtles can make a good choice of pet for a child. However, you want to make sure you have their living environment all set up for them before you bring one home. [Read More]
Should You Board Your Dog?
If you are going to be away from home for a while, then you should consider whether keeping your dog at a boarding facility is better than keeping them home and having someone check in on them. Here is some information to make your decision a bit easier. Your dog won't be so anxious If you have a dog who gets anxious when you are gone, then being at a boarding facility may be easier on them. [Read More]