You have a new kitten and your hopes are to see that she remains happy and healthy. What you may not realize is that your new four-legged family member may carry a common kitten disease - there are several - that can pose significant health risks to people. However, these risks are minimized with good veterinary care and common sense.
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Do You Recommend Fresh Step Cat Litter? Fresh Step cat litter is considered a premium brand of cat litter that had odor eliminating carbon granules. It comes in both a clay and crystal styles. It is a very good litter and does reduce urine smell. There are different types of Fresh Step cat litter. One form is clay non-scoopable and the others are scoopable.
How do you hide a cat litter box? A common question comes up on how do you hide a cat litter box? This is especially an important question in small homes or apartments where space is a premium. While it is understandable why you want to hide the litter box you have to make sure that wherever you hid a cat litter box is still an appealing place for your cat to “go”.
Our question this week was: Doctor, I have a terrible flea problem in my home. I have 2 cats and 3 dogs. The cats are indoors only and the dogs go in and out. I've used flea power, flea collars, sprayed but nothing seems to be working. What should I do? My wife has even suggested we should get rid of all the pets.
What is the best cat flea control? The best cat flea control is a program including a topical flea product and environmental flea control. The problem is not just the fleas that are living on your cat but also the fleas that are in your house. As a rule of thumb, they say for every live flea you see on your cat, 200 additional flea forms are in your carpet or in your house.
Why Cat Won't Use Litter Box Why a cat won't use the litter box can be a difficult question to answer. There is not one answer as to why cats won't use the litter box but several possible causes. Some cats have medical problem such as a bladder infection or bladder stones. Other cats may have inflammatory bladder disease.
Our question this week was: Doctor - My cat licked some chocolate off of a snickers bar - that was part of Halloween candy that we were going to give out. I know chocolate is toxic to dogs but I wasn't sure about cats. Will he be okay? Lena Z. Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your cat licked some chocolate and wonder if he will be okay.
Doctor, Should I Use cat ID collars? Do you believe in collars for cats? Any cat that is allowed to go outside should have a cat ID collar. You can use collars with your phone number on it or a collar that includes a small tag with your name, address and phone number. But every cat should have a cat ID collar!
What dog collar and leashes do you generally recommend? Dog collar and leashes are a basic staple of all dogs. Dogs should ideally always wear a collar with some form of identification. Dog collars and leashes can be purchased at pet stores, on-line and even in some grocery stores or large department stores.
Our question this week was: I seem to remember some sort of supplements or household items that can help a cat's coat, decrease shedding, such as mineral oil or Brewer's yeast? Can you answer this concern for me? Nancy Michael Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote asking what over-the-counter product can help with shedding.
How do you remove cat urine odor? Removing cat urine odor can be difficult and frustrating to cat lovers. Cats that urinate outside of the litter box is a common problem, in fact it is the number one behavioral problem of cats. So, to these cat owners, removing cat urine odor is important. This is our recommendation for removing cat urine odor: First, it is important to remove the wet urine with soda water or seltzer.
How do you make homemade dog shampoo? It is possible and easy to make homemade dog shampoo. It only takes four ingredients and about 10 minutes or less to prepare. Recipe for Homemade Dog Shampoo: 4 ounces of glycerine (can be found at any pharmacy) 1 pint of liquid dish soap (Dawn, Ivory, Dove) 1 pint of apple cider vinegar 1 pint of water Mix well together.
New aquariums undergo a cycling period of about 3 to 8 weeks during which time ammonia and nitrite levels can become lethal to fish. Luckily, biological filtration takes care of this. Biological filtration is the process by which a group of bacteria known as nitrifiers converts toxic ammonia to less toxic nitrate.
Many cat owners want to hide cat litterbox. You have to admit - they are unsightly and sometimes if you don't have a lot of room, space is at a premium! Hiding a cat litter box can be a good idea to keep the family dog from getting into the litter and to keep the litter box out of sight. But just because it is out of sight doesn't mean you can forget about it.
Like us, cats don't stay young forever - they age. While some aspects of getting old may not be much fun, getting old is not all bad. Each stage of life has its joys, pleasures and drawbacks. Middle age for a cat, which is between 8 and 10 years of age, is a kind of gray zone during which the cat is busily engaged in the process of life without any particular physical or mental deterioration to hamper him.
Are there dog mange shampoos? There are special medicated dog mange shampoos that can help reduce the mites for pets with mange. There are numerous brands of dog mange shampoo which can be used in addition to medications to treat mange. First, you need to know what type of mange your dog has. There are a couple types including scabies and demodectic mange.
Some of the finest birds available are second- or third-hand pets. Because many parrots are long-lived and humans are, well, only human, there are frequent opportunities to acquire previously-owned parrots. Some parrots require new homes within a year either because their owners did not fill their needs for training and appropriate environment or because of their owners' lifestyle changes.
Do you love Halloween and looking for a great Halloween-themed dog name? We came up with a list of favorites Halloween names just for your dog. Favorite Halloween Dog Names Ashes Astra Bella Bill (From the TV series True Blood) Blackie Blackjack (a lucky card) Blade Blade Boo Buffy Butterfinger ( candy) Butterscotch Candy Candy Corn Carrie Casper Charcoal Charmed Cider Cinnamon Clarice Cobweb Crow Cruella Cujo Damien Dante Darth Darth Vader Demon Devil Dexter (from the showtime serial killer) Dove Draco Dracula Eclipse Edward (From The Twilight Saga) Elvira Eric (From the TV series True Blood) Exorcist Fang Frankenstein Franky Freddy (Nightmare on Elm Street) Ghost Goblin Gremlin Grimm Halloween Harry Haunted Heath Hershey Hitchcock Hocus Hocus Pocus Igor Isabella(From The Twilight Saga) Jack Jack-o-Lantern Jacob (From The Twilight Saga) Jason (From the TV series True Blood) Jason (hockey mask-sporting slasher from the Friday the 13th films) Jasper Jekyll Jetta Killer Knight Licorice Lucifer Lucretia Luna Magic (as in black magic) Mars Medusa Merlin Michael (mass murderer in the Halloween series) Midnight Monster Moon Moonlight Morticia Mum Naranja (Spanish for orange) Nerd Night Nightmare Noir ( French for black) October Onyx Orion Osiris Pepper Pipper Poe Poltergeist PS - for Pumpkin Spice Psycho Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Spice Raven Regan Ripley Ritter Rohan Rosemary Salem Sam (From the TV series True Blood) Scarecrow Scarface Scream Shadow Shadowmoon Skittles ( candy) Snickers ( candy) Sons (for Sons of Anarchy) Sookie (From the TV series True Blood) Spice Spider Spook Spooky Spooky (some also answer to Pookums) Spyda (spider) Stephen (for Stephen King) Stone Storm Tara (From the TV series True Blood) Tarantula Tarot TB (for True Blood) Thorn Tootsie Treat Trick Trickster Troll Twilight Vamp Weenie (for Haloween) Willow Witchie Wolf Zander Zephyr Still looking for the right name for your dog?
Could your dog use a spring cleaning? Whether it's the first flowers of the season, warmer weather or more sunlight that inspires you, don't forget your pets as you tidy up, whittle down and get the house cleaned up after a long winter. A Good, Long Bath for Your Dog Perhaps, like me, you manage just short baths or quick wipe-downs during the cold weather.
Anchors aweigh! Do you love the water, the peacefulness of watching or the fun of being in it? If so, you might want to give your favorite canine companion a boat-themed name. We want to help, so we came up with a list of our favorite boat-themed dog names right here. Some are regal, some are silly, and they're all perfect for a sea-faring pup.
This year the AKC celebrates its 131st anniversary. As is their tradition, they tallied the Club's registrations to determine the most popular dog breeds. To see the full list of most popular dog breeds, go to Top Dog Breeds of 2014 – What Are the Most Popular Dogs? Little breeds, of course, have a big following yet again this year.