Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beware of Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats

    Beware of Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats Pets owners residing in the desert should be particularly aware of the possibility of heatstroke. Heat stroke, also called hyperthermia, is characterized by an abnormal increase in body temperature as a result of over-exposure to high environmental temperature. Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition if […]

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Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

    Dental Care for Dogs and Cats Proper dental care for dogs and cats is a very important component of responsible pet ownership however it is one of the aspects in pet health which has been taken for granted. Dental disease does not only affect the mouth but it is also a culprit in […]

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Hairballs in Cats

    Hairballs in Cats Cats spend approximately 10% of the time that they are awake, grooming themselves. Felines are fastidious groomers and it is this behavior that increases their predisposition to the formation of Trichobezoars, commonly known as hairballs. While grooming, a cat can swallow hairs as it licks itself. Most cats have no […]

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Bloat in Dogs

    Bloat in Dogs Bloat occurs when a dog’s stomach becomes distended as a result of the build-up of gases. As the stomach expands, it exerts pressure on surrounding vital organs including the diaphragm, making it difficult for the dog to breath. Without prompt medical attention, the stomach can twist on its ends resulting […]

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