The New Year is here. Make a resolution that you will keep your pet healthy and happy throughout the year. Whether you have a dog, hampster, cat, reptile or any other type of pet, your little pal will help create beautiful memories in the coming year as well. This is the time when review your pet's health care regimen again, see if you need to make any changes.
Cats are known for hiding illness, weakness and pain and you would not know they are suffering from serious illness until its too late. That's why, regular physical examination is required so that your veterinarian can detect health changes and illness in the senior cat.
October is here which means its time for pumpkin-flavored goodies, not to mention cooler weather. At its core, Halloween is all about chills and thrills – but between all the excitement and chaos, pet owners can overlook their pet's safety.
Cats can impress anyone with their cuteness and innocence. They are active and curious, trying to explore new things always. That's why, pet owners need to be extra careful about what food your cat is having. One bite of the wrong food and you may find your cat struggling for life. Unlike dogs, who can eat anything, cats have a finicky digestive system.
During hot summer months, simply playing fetch with your pet can leave him/her out of breath and lethargic. While humans can become uncomfortable when the temperature rises, their furry companions can get extremely sick. A dog's body does not cool down very easily and can sometimes become overheated, which can cause more severe problems such as dehydration and heatstroke.
Arthritis is a bone disease that progresses slowly with age. It causes inflammation and pain in the joints. Since there is no cure for this disease, pet owners need to help their pets live a more comfortable and tail-wagging life. Your pets can't tell you that they are in pain, thus, you need to watch for some of the signs of arthritis, including, slowing down, having difficulty lying down and getting up, refusing to go up or down etc.
At Hwy 401 Warden Pet Hospital, our vets are dedicated to educating the pet owners on how to maintain their pet’s health. We encourage exercise, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.