Dental check Just like with humans, dental care for your dogs is extremely important to their overall health. Since they cannot brush and floss their teeth, or let you know whether or not they are dealing with some kind of oral issue on their own, it is up to you as a pet owner to take care of their teeth and gums. From regularly checking your dog’s teeth to brushing them on your own and taking your dog to the vet for professional dental cleanings, there are a handful of things that factor into how well you care for your dog’s oral health.

Gum disease is a fairly common occurrence amongst many breeds of dogs, which is why it is imperative for you know what to look for. In fact, statistics show that many dogs begin showing signs of gum disease by the time they are 4 years old, largely due to the fact they are not provided with proper mouth care by their owners. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your dog’s mouth healthy. Giving your dog regular home checks and routinely taking him to your veterinarian are both good practices to adopt. Read More

Golden retriever dog with ginger tabby cat resting on sofa Chemotherapy is the most commonly used therapy for treating cancer in pets. It can be given orally in the form of pills, or injected intravenously.

While the simple mention of the word ‘chemotherapy’ immediately creates a negative reaction—one of remorse and shock—among humans, it is a relief to know that pets usually feel well (much better compared to humans) after undergoing chemotherapy treatment. However, it’s important to learn how to take care of your animal friend who has undergone this serious cancer therapy. Below, you will learn the basics of post-chemotherapy care but keep in mind that your veterinarian will be your best source of information should you have further questions or concerns. Read More

Pair of lovebirds Ask people who own a pair of lovebirds if they are easy or difficult pets, and pet owners will be unanimous in telling you lovebirds make great pets. Proper bird care is important for any avian pet but don’t worry – with the guidance of your veterinarian, caring for your adorable lovebirds can be fun!

Among all the avian varieties available, many people prefer lovebirds because they are small, low maintenance, peace-loving, and often healthier than most birds. In fact, lovebirds can live up to 15 to 18 years. Of course, it is important to know the key points of suitable bird care to make sure your little pets stay in tiptop shape – such as yearly wellness checkups with an experienced avian vet, for example. Read More

Caring for Your Cat During Chemotherapy Treatment If your cat has been diagnosed with cancer it can be a worrying and emotional time. Pet owners are likely to have many questions: can pet cancer be treated? How much does chemotherapy cost? Will my cat suffer? What are the side effects of chemotherapy in cats?

Your veterinarian will be the best source of information on the subject, but we will aim to answer some of your questions in order to help your understanding on the subject. Together with your veterinarian you will be able to make the best decision for your pet. Along with your vet’s guidance, below you will read about how to give your pet the best possible palliative care by fully understanding the chemotherapy treatment for cats, its benefits, and its side effects. Read More

Pet Hedgehog Care Advice from your Small Pet Veterinarian SpecialistHedgehogs make great pets, as any small pet healthcare expert will tell you. These small, sensitive mammals can be litter trained, are non-destructive, and don’t have an offensive odor. Along with regular veterinary care, a large cage or aquarium, a box to hide in, and attention and playtime every evening, your pet hedgehog care will be well underway!

Hedgehogs are nocturnal, meaning they sleep in the day and come out to eat and play in the evening. This makes them ideal pets for those who are at work all day.

Caring for Hedgehogs as Pets

Hedgehogs are small and easy to handle even with their protective spiny coats. Rather than domesticating a wild hedgehog, which only has a lifespan of around two years, choose an African Pygmy Hedgehog.

These cute roly-poly creatures live on average for six to eight years. They are very calm and quiet by nature and generally love to be handled gently by their owners. Their many quills are in fact not as prickly as they look and are easy to handle and cuddle, even with bare hands. Read More