The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina more than 15 years ago left thousands of pets miserably stranded and separated from their owners. This tragic event brought to light the pressing need for a permanent identification system allowing lost pets to be quickly reunited with their owners. Microchipping was soon introduced.
Do you think your pet is struggling with heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a severe illness that can cause heart failure, organ injury, lung illness, and death in pets. It is most prevalent in cats, dogs, and ferrets. The disease onsets when long, thread-like worms infect your pet. These parasites then live in the lungs and heart, causing life-threatening damage to organs.
Protecting your pet’s oral health is paramount to securing his or her overall wellness. Unfortunately, many people forget that their pets need a daily dental care routine. Read our 5 facts to protect your pets' oral health.
The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends regular vaccinations for all pets. If your new pet has finally arrived, it is important to start the vaccination series right away. Like humans, pets can also be vulnerable to many diseases. Some of these ailments can even be life-threatening to them and the human members of your family. If you want to ensure your pet’s optimal health, here’s what you should know about the reasons to vaccinate your new furry companion.
You’ve probably taken your pet for dozens of regular wellness exams. However, it is just as crucial that you continue to attend these appointments as your pet enters their senior years. In fact, your vet in Tampa, FL may even recommend that the frequency of your pet’s routine exams increase so that they can monitor the health of your pet more closely. Here’s what you need to know about why senior pet exams are so important and what you can expect to happen.
Halloween is just around the corner. You must be hanging spooky decorations and buying candy by now. As you start your Halloween preparations, think about your pet’s safety during the celebration. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages pet owners to take simple precautions to keep their pets safe during Halloween. If you’re ready to make your home a haven for your pet this Halloween, here’s what you should know.
Now that we have entered the Fall season, we know that many of our COLAH Gang members are excited and anxious to get those house decorations out, go on long walks and enjoy the weather, protect the house from critters and even start getting ready for Winter. Let's talk about safe ways to do this with a pet pitter-pattering around!
The four seasons introduce many changes. Most evident are the precipitation and temperature differences. Your pets, like their kind in the wild, react to these seasonal shifts to boost their chances of survival. Read what seasonal changes mean for your pets.