We all love our pets. Often times they essentially become a part of the family. To put it into perspective, 63% of dog owners and 58% of people with cats even give their pet Christmas presents, according to a poll from PetFinder.com.
Unfortunately, the love we feel for our pets means that when they get sick, we end up feeling sick. And one of the leading sicknesses in both cats and dogs are heartworms. As many as one million dogs test positive for heartworms every year. So how can you prevent them from being infected? Here are a few steps to follow:
- Don’t wait: Rather than waiting to see symptoms in your pet, find a veterinary clinical diagnostics laboratory to perform tests early on your pet. P
People might like to tease “cat ladies” and people who treat their pets like kids, but we have a heartwarming fact to silence these nasty critics. According to a recent survey of American pet owners, 66% said they view their pet as their best friend. That’s because dogs and cats really do make great friends; these trusty animals have evolved side-by-side with human beings.
We belong together.
If you are a new pet owner, of if you’ve recently moved to a new area, then one of the most important things you can do is to find a 24/7 urgent pet care center near you. Just like any parent would do for their children, you should know exactly where to take your little pup or kitten in the case of an emergency. Trus
Obviously, pets can’t talk. Things would be a lot easier if they could. If they could, they’d be able to tell us whether they were hungry, wanted to play, or needed to go out. They’d also be able to tell us if they weren’t feeling well.
Unfortunately though, they can’t, and so it’s up to pet owners to decide whether they should take their furry friends to the veterinarian if they think they’re unwell. There are luckily a few signs you can watch out for to see if your pet needs to go to an advanced veterinary care center or not.
If your cat is being unusually vocal…
If your cat is being unusually vocal, you may need to take it to the veterinary hospital to get looked