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…
Aug 12
Why does my cat bite me?
12 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
It has probably happened to every cat owner at some point in their relationship with their beloved kitty. One moment your cat is enjoying the chin rubs and belly tickles, then the next moment your staring at teeth marks in your arm. It can leave you wondering what it is you did wrong to provoke such a reaction from your cat. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most cat lovers experience the same type of reaction and it is commonly referred to as “love biting.” However, feline behaviorists have determined a more formal name for this particular reaction: Petting-induced aggression. Usually…
Aug 2
Food Changes to Enhance Your Dog’s Health
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, Resources, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Making healthy food choices for your dog can greatly enhance their quality of life. As a dog owner, you are probably intrigued by the idea of your dog living a longer and healthier life. Healthy food choices can be a major factor in your dog’s ability to be more active, playful, happy and loving. Here, we will highlight a few key points that can lead you in a better direction with your pup’s food and diet. Give your dog some people food… This may be the opposite of what you originally thought was an appropriate diet for your canine pal.…
Jun 10
Best Ways to Groom Your Dog
10 Jun, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
As a dog parent, you have probably been faced with the decision on whether or not to groom your beloved furbaby. Everyone knows that there is nothing quite like snuggling up to a decent smelling pup. However, what happens if you have a dog that enjoys rolling in the dirt? Or maybe your dog has a nasty habit of rolling in unpleasant places that leave a lingering odor? Consistent grooming not only keeps your doggy smelling fresh, but it also maintains the important basics like nail trimming and tooth brushing as well. Proper dog grooming is much more than just…
Jun 2
Showing Your Pet Some Love
2 Jun, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Our pets provide a very important level of companionship. If you are a pet person, you probably understand and appreciate all the love, comfort and friendship that a pet can provide. They are there for us on a daily basis and are always open and ready for cuddling, playing and bonding. Being that pets are such wonderful and meaningful companions, it is important to help them live healthy, long and happy lives. Here, we will take a look at a few simple and easy to accomplish tips for guaranteeing a healthy and happy life for our special furry friends. Healthy…
Mar 27
Keeping your pets safe from mosquitoes!
27 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Mosquitoes can be considered one of the most obnoxious creatures to inhabit the Earth. Not only are they a major nuisance, but they can also be dangerous to both humans and pets. Just like humans, pets can be infected with certain diseases that a mosquito may be carrying- especially if you have a pet that likes to be outside! Unlike humans, pets don’t have the ability to swat the pesky mosquitoes away. Dogs are especially at risk as heartworm is a dangerous disease carried by mosquitoes. Regardless of where you live, keeping your pet safe from mosquitoes should be a…
Mar 20
All About Heartworm and How To Prevent It!
20 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Heartworm can be one of the most devastating and unfortunate experiences for a dog to go through. Although some cases are treatable, it is a deadly disease that is easily avoidable with proper preventative care. Depending on the chosen prevention, it can not only save you money- heartworm treatment can be VERY pricey- but it can also save your dog a lot of pain and heartache (literally.) Here, we will talk about what heartworm is and the best ways to prevent your pup from suffering the torment that it can cause. What is heartworm? Heartworm is a nasty little roundworm…
Mar 13
What is catnip and how do you use it?
13 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
What is catnip and how do you use it? If you are a cat parent, chances are- you have heard of catnip. If you haven’t heard of it, you came to the right spot. In this post, we are going to talk about what catnip is and what it does for your feline friend. Only 60-70% of cats can be affected by catnip. If you are the lucky owner of a catnip friendly kitty, you are in for a real observational treat. What is catnip? Catnip is a naturally occurring herb that contains Nepetalactone. This organic compound is a natural…
Mar 6
Conquering Pet odors in your home
6 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Have a nice smelling home- even with pets! Even though we LOVE animals, it’s an obvious fact that pets can bring some interesting odors. Unfortunately, some of the odors aren’t always pleasant ones.  Whether it be from a litter box or an accident on the carpet, pet smells can have a negative effect on the ambiance of a home. Here, we will take a look at a few quick tips for guaranteeing a better smelling home. Cleaning up an accident… Unfortunately, accidents happen. It is important to clean a mess correctly the first time to ensure that smells aren’t left…
Feb 22
Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
22 Feb, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you are a dog owner, you have probably stumbled across or considered the idea of brushing your dog’s teeth. Whether your dog's teeth are already in need, or you just want to start the healthy habit, having a regular brushing routine can be extremely beneficial to your dog’s health. Periodontal disease occurs very frequently in dogs and it can unfortunately have some scary consequences. From bad breath to tooth decay, implementing a brushing routine can cut down on the risks from unhealthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, it is never too late to start and you can help your furry…