Feline Leukemia Virus: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention

It's likely that you've heard of FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), but there's another lesser known retroviral disease that infects cats called FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). If you have a cat, it's important that you know about this disease, how it spreads, its symptoms, and how it can best be prevented. What Is the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? While the name is misleading, Feline Leukemia Virus isn't actually leukemia, a cancer that infects the blood cells. [Read More]

4 Things Rabbit Owners Need To Know About Tularemia

Tularemia is a very infectious disease that can affect your pet rabbit. Here are four things you need to know about tularemia. How does tularemia spread? Tuleramia is caused by francisella tularensis bacteria. The natural reservoirs of this bacteria include wild rabbits, rodents, deer, and some types of birds. Direct contact with these infected animals can lead to tularemia. The bacteria can also spread through vectors like ticks or mosquitoes. Finally, the bacteria can also survive in water, soil, or grasses. [Read More]

Animal Safety: 5 Plants You May Love But That Are Toxic to Your Pets

Some pet owners don't realize it, but there are certain household plants, garden plants, flower plants, and wild plants that are extremely harmful to their pets' health. To ensure your pet's health and safety, here are five plants that you'll want to avoid planting or at least put a barrier around to keep your pets away: 1. Aloe Vera Plant While you may have an aloe vera plant around the house to help aid burns when they occur, the problem is that the plant is very toxic to your pet. [Read More]

Vaccinating Pets: The Controversy Is Real

In the news, you can almost always find people who are anti vaccinating their children, just as you can find articles that are completely for vaccinations. However, what many people do not realize is the vaccination arguments go well beyond children. There are also controversies on whether animals should also receive vaccinations. Some veterinarians have come to believe that the vaccinations have become overkill, and led to cancers and allergies. [Read More]