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How Haze Affects Our Pets
The haze is back. Like your monthly bills, this haze visits every year without fail, an unnecessary evil that plagues us all.
A Natural Remedy For Skin Allergies
Applied topically, coconut oil is a gentle yet highly effective oil when applied to your dog's skin. Here's how...
Caring for Corneal Ulcers in Dogs and Cats
The first time you encounter a corneal ulcer in your pet, it can be quite a puzzling, worrisome experience. One day, your normally placid pooch begins to unexplainably paw at one eye, rub their head into the sofa or begin to shake their head to one side. Your pet may begin to tear excessively, or show sensitivity to light and you may notice that the eye is red and inflamed or seems to be covered in a light film; if the ulcers are smaller in diameter, you may see small, cloudy ‘pin pricks’ on the cornea.
A Present For You, My Human!
Cats are instinctive hunters. Killing prey is a natural instinct since the wild/primitive days when cats were not yet domesticated. After all, that was how they survived in the wild. These days, household cats hunt not because they are hungry, but more for the excitement. Even if you keep your cat indoors in sunny Singapore, they are still able to kill something, whether you live in a high-rise apartment or a landed home. By bringing dead prey into the home, leaving it at the door step or at your feet, your cat is actually trying to please you...
How To Pet A Kitty
How To Remove A Tick
Ticks are an incessant problem when it comes to our pets, especially for dogs who need to go on daily walks, and can pick up fleas or flea eggs from the grass or ground they walk on. Cats are not spared from this problem either, as ticks are the infamous bloodsuckers for animals, and can spread diseases. Ticks actually wait in grassy areas or areas near water, for a host (in this case, dog or cat) to walk by, and then it attaches itself to the animal body by letting go of the vegetation and crawling onto the body. They are external parasites that live off the blood of mammals and even reptiles and amphibians. If you are a new pet owner and have never seen a tick before, do not be alarmed if you do see some insect crawling on your pet. They are ugly creatures that look like this:
Rules For Cats Who Have A House To Run
Rule Number One: I. DOORS: Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get a door opened, stand on hind legs and scratch the frame. You may also reach under the door and pull clothing towards you; silks get the quickest reaction. Once door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered an “outside” door opened, stand halfway in and out and think about several things. This is particularly important during very cold weather, when it’s raining, or during the height of the mosquito season. Swinging doors must be avoided at all costs.
10 Rabbit Fun Facts
Rabbits are quiet little creatures. I've had a couple of rabbits myself, all of them free-roaming around the house, never caged. My family has a no-cage policy (hamsters don't apply) as we believe that animals should be allowed their freedom even as pets. So while we had rabbits once a upon a time, just thought I'd share some interesting facts about them:
Luxating Patella In Dogs
A few years ago, Junior Major took a trip to his vet as he was limping in his hind leg and looked really miserable around the house. He was diagnosed with luxating patella, a genetic disorder in some toy breeds, especially chihuahuas. This happens when the cartilage keeping the patella (knee cap) in place over the knee joint, is damaged or weakened and results in the cartilage anchor slipping out of the patellar groove. There are four grades of luxation, ranging from a simple Grade I luxation where it is easy to slip the cartilage back into the groove to a Grade IV luxation where surgical intervention is necessary to
Your Dog Wants You To Know...
IF your dog could talk, here are some of most important things he/she would like to tell you…