Scaredy Cat: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment Of Anxiety In Cats

Cats, like humans, are sensitive to the world around them. This sensitivity, unfortunately, can lead to anxiety in your cat. While each cat's anxiety is different, below is a general rundown of common causes, classic symptoms, and usual treatment options. What Causes Anxiety? There are a number of things that can lead to anxiety in your feline, both long term anxiety and short term. Illness, aging, abandonment, and trauma can all lead to your cat becoming anxious.

What's That White Stuff? 3 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of Pet Dandruff

Has your dog started scratching like there's no tomorrow? Have you noticed a virtual snow storm of white flakes dropping off your pooch? If you answered yes to either of those questions, your dog may have a serious case of dandruff. If you thought only humans got dandruff, you were wrong. Take a look at your dog. If you see white flakes in its fur, you'll need to treat it for dandruff.

2 Reasons To Consider Taking Your Cat To The Vet Immediately

Owning a cat can often be a difficult thing as the cat will often not show any outward signs of any discomfort when he or she is feeling ill or is injured. However, you will want to consider taking your cat to the vet immediately if you notice that he or she is not grooming himself or herself normally or if he or she is starting to vocalize excessively. Not Grooming Himself Or Herself Normally

New Pet Owners: 3 Foods That Are Toxic To Your Household Pets

Most people, even those who are new to owning a pet, understand that pets shouldn't have table food that humans eat. However, sometimes it happens. Something drops on the floor while cooking and the dog or cat is there in an instant to lick it up. Although it is typically okay for pets to have a small amount of human food, there are some that are particularly dangerous for them. Here are three common foods that are extremely toxic to your dog or cat:

Hairy Horror: What You Should Know To Reduce Hairball Hazards In Your Cat

If you share your life with cats, you have likely been presented with an unwanted gift from your feline friends: a trichobizoar. Better known to you as a hairball, you may be familiar with the retching sounds that precede the expulsion of one. You may have had the distinct displeasure of inadvertently stepping on one of these wads of slimy hair during barefoot season. Although hairballs are not uncommon feline phenomena, hairballs can lead to a serious health complication.

4 Things Rabbit Owners Need To Know About Sticky Bottom

Sticky bottom is a serious condition that affects rabbits. It occurs when your rabbit's fur gets caked with soft fecal droppings. Here are four things you need to know about sticky bottom. What are the signs of sticky bottom? Sticky bottom is a very obvious condition. If your rabbit has it, you'll notice that they have soft fecal matter caked onto their fur. This will make your rabbit smell quite bad.

4 Tips For Helping Your Pet Recover After Surgery

Going through surgery can be tough on any pet. This is why it is so important to be sure that they recover properly and without any other issues. The recovery process for pets is delicate because your pet won't be able to tell you if something is wrong, but they will be able to show some signs. Here are four tips to help you help your pet have a successful recovery:

Dealing With Nightshade And Chickens

There is quite a bit of confusion about nightshade and whether it is poisonous to chickens. Part of the confusion is that there are thousands of species of nightshade, including some that have edible fruit. Many chicken owners wonder if it is safe even having any variety of nightshade around their home. Others wonder if it's safe to feed their chickens nightshade fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant.

Answering Pet Acupuncture Questions You May Have Wondered

If you are like most other pet owners, you value the health and happiness of your companion, but you may not realize the variety of procedures that may be required to give your pet the best chance of a smooth recovery. In particular, many pet owners are shocked to learn that acupuncture can be used to help your pet with a variety of health problems. For those that have never taken their pet to one of these services, these two questions and answers should help to greatly improve your understanding about this medical procedure.

Cat-Proofing Your Home So Your New Friend Stays Safe

If you have just decided you are going to bring home a cat as a pet, you will want to take the time to "cat-proof" your home so they do not encounter unnecessary illness or injury. Cats are known to be curious creatures, making it very important to make each room they will utilize, safe. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for a new cat. Remove Any Plants There are over 700 plant species known to be toxic to house pets.