Birds are highly intelligent, social beings. Some captive parrots thrive as members of their human family. Many of us have though welcomed these magnificent animals into our homes and our hearts with the best of intentions only to find out later how much we have failed them. In frustration they try to communicate to us that their needs are not being met by screaming, biting, or often turning their attention inward causing severe destruction to their feathers or skin. Others simply become sullen and withdrawn, fearful of any little change in their environment.
Our on line store is designed to cater to our clients who are on the go. You will be able to order refills of your pets existing medications and/or any sundry items you would like. You will also be able to purchase your pet’s complete flea, heartworm and internal parasite prevention products as well as pet food. When you place your order it is reviewed by a doctor on staff and compared against your pet’s medical records. Once approved, it will be shipped to you in a timely manner.
There are times when our beloved dogs can regress to their more primal roots and show aggression. Depending on the size of dog the aggression can range from annoying to down right dangerous. The aggression can be directed towards humans, either in the family or strangers, dogs only, cats only, smaller animals such as squirrels and other rodents.
FLUTD covers disorders affecting the urinary system of cats. Typical symptoms include inappropriate urination (unusual location, vocalization, or posturing to urinate), straining to urinate, urinating small amounts, and blood in the urine. These episodes can be very stressful for both the affected cats and their owners. In some cases these cats can become obstructed (unable to pass urine) which is a very serious and potentially fatal condition if not treated. Urination problems are among the most common reasons that cats are surrendered to shelters or euthanized.
Inappropriate urination or house soiling is one of the most common behavioral problems of cats seen in veterinary medicine. Many cats are given away or even euthanized because of the problem. House soiling can be caused by medical or behavioral problems or a combination of both.
What could be more fun than coming down on Christmas morning and finding a cute squirming puppy or kitten under the tree? Perhaps instead it is a rabbit, guinea pig, or gerbil. While this scene sounds wonderful the holidays may not be the best time to purchase a pet.
One of the most common problems seen in the veterinary office is the ear infection. Common signs indicative of an ear infection include head shaking, scratching or rubbing the ears, and odor from the ears.
Bartonella is a type of bacteria which up to 40% of apparently healthy cats may harbor in their bloodstream. There are five species of this bacteriathese bacteria with Bartonella henselae being the most common offender. Cats can become infected with bartonella after having fleas or ticks. The cat scratches itself and then collects infected flea dirt under its claws. If the cat then scratches another cat or a person the bacteria can be transmitted.
"My English Bulldog, ""Buccus"", was 10 weeks old when I first brought him home. I was out of work at the time, so my husband and I thought it would be the perfect time to get a dog. Boy, were we wrong!
"An abnormal, excessive fear reaction to being left alone, during which time the dog exhibits one of more of the following: destruction (often directed towards exit points), excessive vocalization, housesoiling, anorexia, pacing and hypersalivation. When the owners are present, the dog does not exhibit these behaviors. As they prepare to leave, the owners may observe increasing signs of anxiety. Owners often describe these dogs as ""needy"" or ""clingy"".