Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Dehydration Test

Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Dehydration Test

You can gauge a pet’s degree of dehydration, or fluid loss, with a simple test.  The first sign of a problem is the skin’s elasticity.  Normally hydrated dogs and cats have extra loose skin at the tops of their heads and bases of their necks-the...
Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Dehydration Test

Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Temperature

Do you know how to take your pet’s temperature? Normal body temperature for dogs and cats ranges between 99 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.  A pet who has played or exercised strenuously often has a slightly elevated temperature of a degree or two.  However it...
Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Dehydration Test

Appraising Your Pet’s Health Series- Introduction

Pet owners live with their dogs and cats 365 days a year and are in the best position even more so than a veterinarian to recognize what’s normal and what’s not.  While your pet is healthy and happy, create a baseline first aid health chart that lists...
Your Pet’s Essential Medicine Chest

Your Pet’s Essential Medicine Chest

It’s impossible to predict what sort of emergency might happen to your pet.  Should your pet become injured, quick treatment is vital.  You may not have time to conduct a search for the right remedy or tools.  Be proactive and have a small tool or fishing chest...