Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes affects pets as well as humans and up to one in 200 mature dogs may have the disease. The incidence in cats is thought to be of the same order, although more difficult to gauge due to the free range feline lifestyle. The signs Common signs include excessive thirst, increased urination, increased appetite and…

Pets And Diwali

It’s common for pets to be frightened of firecrackers or other loud sounds around Diwali time. These types of fears may develop even though your pet has no previous traumatic experiences associated with the sound. Many fear-related problems can be successfully resolved. However, if left untreated, your dog’s fearful behaviour will probably get worse. The…

Dental Disease

It is caused by food particles and bacteria collecting along the gumline to form plaque. If plaque is not removed, minerals in the saliva combine with the plaque and form tartar (or calculus) which adheres strongly to the teeth. This is irritating to the gums and causes an inflammation called gingivitis, which can be seen as reddening…

Nutrition for Dogs

Nutrition for Dogs In the present era family needs continue to demand an ever changing and socially acceptable lifestyle. Economic prosperity and busy work environment leave little time for family members to interact with each other. Easy access to computers and internet along with smart-phones that keep one constantly involved have changed the way of…

Periodontal Disease

‘Periodontal’ comes from two Greek words that mean ‘around the tooth.’ It is a series of changes that are associated with the inflammation and loss of the deep supporting structures of teeth including gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. When compared to gingivitis, periodontitis indicates bone loss. It is caused by food particles and…

Puppy Care

1 Choose The Right Breed For Your Family When looking for a new puppy, consider both your family’s needs and the needs of the breeds that you like. Dog breeds can vary dramatically in size, temperament and activity level. If you live in a small apartment, you might be better off adopting a small to…

Which Flea Treatment

There is a bewildering number of flea treatments available these days from flea traps through to expensive POM products that can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon. Understanding the problem (or know your enemy) In any population of fleas only about 5% will be in the adult form. Of the remainder about 10% are…

Significance of Food Supplements For Pets

Many people take dietary supplements or vitamins. And increasingly, they’re likely to give them to their pets, too. It is, however, not suitable to use supplements meant for humans in dogs as the composition of the formulation is not suitable for dogs. But one may ask if dogs need those vitamins and supplements.  And are…

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Altering pets helps prevent the unwanted birth of animals that would be difficult to place into good homes. Sadly, each year more than 15 million dogs and cats are killed because of over population. The spaying and neutering of pets can also reduce their incidence of sex-hormone related diseases. Frequently Asked Questions about Spaying or…