Information provided by https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/dogs-and-cancer-get-the-facts#1* Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. But half of all cancers are curable if caught early, experts say. WebMD talked to Dave Ruslander, a veterinary oncologist and past president of the Veterinary Cancer Society, about canine cancers and the latest treatments for dogs … Continue reading National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
The narwhal looks like a cross between a whale and a unicorn with its long, spiraled tusk jutting from its head. Males most commonly have tusks, and some may even have two. The tusk, which can grow as long as 10 feet, is actually an enlarged tooth. Ongoing research by WWF collaborators indicates that the … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Narwahl
Diabetes is more common in older pets, but it can also occur in younger or pregnant pets. The disease is more manageable if it is detected early and managed with the help of your veterinarian. The good news is that with proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy … Continue reading National Pet Diabetes Month
Sloths—the sluggish tree-dwellers of Central and South America—spend their lives in the tropical rain forests. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs and buds. Sloths have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. And surprisingly enough, the … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Sloth
Fall is arguably the most gorgeous time of the year, and with that we are easily distracted by all the potential harmful/dangerous things that come with it. The weeks between Labor Day and Thanksgiving are prime for clean-up duty. Whether you’re tackling the garage, backyard, or tool shed, please be aware of the following: Chemicals … Continue reading Pet Safety for Autumn.
The Sri Lankan subspecies is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants, with patches of depigmentation—areas with no skin color—on its ears, face, trunk and belly. Once found throughout the tear-shaped island at the bottom of India’s southern tip, these elephants are now being pushed into smaller areas as development activities clear forests … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Sri Lankan Elephant
Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior? It really depends on the individual dog. In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A … Continue reading November is…Senior Pet Month!