Posts Tagged: pet health

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat occurs when the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food.  The enlarged stomach puts pressure on the other organs, causing difficulty breathing, eventually decreasing blood supply to the dog’s vital organs.  Also known as Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV), gastric torsion and twisted stomach, the condition causes rapid clinical signs and death in several… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Lick Faces or Jump on Humans?

Body language and signals play an important role in the lives of dogs, as they use their bodies to communicate their intentions and feelings in the same way that we use sounds and spoken language.  These signals appear to be mostly inherited and instinctive, although they need to learn when to use them most effectively. … Read more »

The Benefits of Playtime for Dogs and Cats

What Benefits do Pets Get from Play? The answer to this is direct and simple: what benefits don’t they get? Play plays a main role in your pet’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. In fact, when young, play is practice for life. Did you know kittens stalking and pouncing on toy mice are learning… Read more »

Why Do Female Cats Urinate in the House?

I am the not-so-lucky owner of dear Miss Maggie, a 10-year-old orange tabby who not only sprays but pees indoors as well. The spraying started years ago after a stray tomcat decided to terrorize me and my cats for several weeks. It is a nuisance, but she has done it rarely since moving to my… Read more »