Nov 4
Ways to Help Your Pet Live Longer
4 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
As animal lovers, we all want our furry pals to live as long as possible. But until they come up with a permanent solution to death, we are forced to accept the inevitable- our pets will have to leave us some day. Watching a furbaby age isn’t always an easy task either, but with a few adjustments or realizations, we can help our pets live their longest and best life possible. Stop overfeeding. Overfeeding a pet can lead to a laundry list of health problems. Even though it can be somewhat inconvenient, it is important to have your pets on…
Oct 21
Top Green Veggies For Dogs
21 Oct, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Just like humans, dogs thrive when eating a balanced and healthy diet. It’s no secret that leafy dark green vegetables contain a mix of important minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. They are also full of vitamins and antioxidants. Not only are they packed full with these essentials, they also possess cleansing and pH balancing properties and are an excellent source of fiber. Here, we are going to take a brief look at some great veggie options for your canine. Cucumber Dogs LOVE cucumbers. Maybe it’s the satisfying crunchy sound they make or maybe it’s the delicious refreshing flavor…
Oct 14
Fun Facts About Cats
14 Oct, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
We love cats… That’s no secret if you follow our Facebook Page. Cats are entertaining, loving (well, sometimes), and above all- intelligent. Just because we enjoy them so much, we wanted to share some fun facts about why cats are so amazing. The patterns on their noses are unique.  Just like the fingerprints of a human, every cat’s nose print is different from another’s. Cats cannot see directly below their noses! It is their own personal blind spot. Cats cannot taste sweet things. Can you imagine not being able to enjoy the flavor of sweets? Cats don’t have that ability.…
Oct 7
Reasons Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
7 Oct, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
To fix or not to fix? This isn’t always the easiest decision for a pet owner. You may feel bad about having them go through surgery or perhaps you think they may lose something important if they do. But believe it or not, you are doing the right thing by having your pet fixed. There are many advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. Here, we will list some of the most important ones in hopes that we can help with your decision. It helps to prevent overpopulation. This is probably the most obvious reason. Pet overpopulation is a…
Oct 1
Tips for Introducing Your Cat to Your Dog
1 Oct, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Despite what some may think, cats and dogs can co-exist peacefully. For many years, cartoon or TV portrayed animals have drummed up hilarious antics of dogs and cats against each other. However, these portrayals are far from the potential of a cat/dog relationship. Here, we would like to share some tips for the best ways to introduce a dog to a cat or vice versa. By following these few guidelines, you can secure a long lasting and beautiful relationship for your furry pals. Introductions should be supervised and handled with care. These moments should be planned with care and patience.…
Sep 23
Common Health Problems of Senior Cats
23 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
One major blessing of owning a cat is that old age seems to come along gently. Cats tend to age gracefully and slowly. However, this can sometimes make age related issues difficult to notice or diagnose. Even though some conditions are going to be inevitable with old age, there are still ways that you can ensure your cat remains comfortable and content for as long as possible. Here, we will take a look at some feline age related issues you may encounter as your furbaby ages over the years. Hearing or Vision Issues As with many aging creatures, elderly cats…
Sep 16
Cat Catastrophes
16 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Owning a cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the history of owning pets. However, there are a few common mistakes that a cat owner can make that can lead to some minor mishaps in cat parenting. It is important to recognize that cats have specific needs. Here, we will be taking a look at some common- but avoidable- cat catastrophes. Providing Water. This seems like a simple enough task for cat owners to accomplish. However, cats have a tendency to not get enough water intake. Cats prefer fresh and clean running water. Some felines have a…
Sep 9
De-Stress Your Pet Before the Vet
9 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
No matter how amazing your veterinarian may be, a visit to the vet clinic can be stressful to your pet. Whether it be for a routine exam or for an illness or ailment, our pets may not always understand that visiting the vet is in their best interest. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t help to soothe their nerves along the way. Here, we would like to discuss some ways to help your pet de-stress for their vet visit. The car ride... Depending on your pet, the car ride over can either be enjoyable or stressful. For dogs, car…
Sep 2
Common Questions About Having a New Kitten
If you are the happy owner of a new kitten, congratulations! You are about to experience an amazing and entertaining first year with your new furbaby. Even though they are adorable and so much fun to have around, it is common to have a few questions about what to do or how to care for your new baby. Here, we will discuss a few common, but very important questions you may have as a new cat parent. When can they eat solid food? A momma cat tends to start leaving her babies more frequently around the age of five weeks.…
Aug 26
Dog Tooth Infection: Signs and Treatment
26 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Much like humans, canines can experience toothaches and tooth infections. A major cause for a canine tooth infection is a tooth abscess. An abscess is an enclosed pocket of infection that can become very painful, uncomfortable and dangerous for our furry pals. They take place when harmful bacteria get caught in the root of a tooth. Abscesses can stem from gum disease (periodontal disease) or even if your dog breaks or chips a tooth. A broken tooth can happen without you even knowing it. Broken teeth are commonly caused by chewing an object that may be too rough or hard…