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…
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 21
How to stop your cat from scratching the furniture
21 Jun, 2018. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: swvetsurgery
We love cats. That’s no secret. Just check out the amount of Cat Videos we have scattered across our Facebook page. Cats are impressively intelligent and offer a furbaby bond that is second to none. They can be adorable, loving, spunky and entertaining- all in one moment. However, there is one major downfall to owning a cat: the destruction they can cause from the tiny razor-like nails they house within their furry cute paws. Cats have a tendency to scratch- anything and everything. From the sides of couches, to the beautiful finish of an antique dresser, cats are not biased…
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…