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 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 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…
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 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.…
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…