Pet Care Articles

September 19th, 2012

Courtesy of CatChannel.com...
 

According to the Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012 Report, chronic disease in dogs and cats is on the rise. Consequently, or coincidentally, cats came into focus of the prestigious Banfield Pet Industry Summit, held August 14-15 in Portland.
 
Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, director of medicine at Banfield started the conference by noting that cats and also dogs suffer from illnesses that can be prevented. “It’s tragic,” he said. Klausner expressed a concern about a real lack of new knowledge, because relatively few studies are being funded. “This clearly doesn’t bode well for our pets’ future.”
 
Cats are especially hard hit on all ends; for starters, cat veterinary visits continue to decline. Veterinarians can’t treat cats they don’t see, or find disease early, and early detection often yields better results for cats, and less dollars ...   Read more...

August 31st, 2012
Yes, we are still here. We've just had our most successful and most busy two-month period in the history of Paw Minders Plus.  Of course, we want to take this time out to wish everyone a very Happy Labor Day holiday weekend! Once things settle down again, we'll begin posting more tips for pet owners right here...    Read more...
August 6th, 2012
Courtesy of the Columbia Daily Tribune comes the following alert...

In April, Diamond Pet Foods announced a voluntary recall on three brands of pet food because of concerns the food was contaminated with salmonella. In May, two more recalls involving several brands of dry dog and cat foods were issued. The latest recall includes foods that were distributed in Missouri. Some of the recalled foods include Diamond Naturals Small Breed Lamb and Rice Formula, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, Canidae, Taste of the Wild and Kirkland. For a complete list of involved foods, production dates and areas of distribution, go to www.diamondpetrecall.com.

The main concern with this recall is pet owners who become ill after touching the pet food, cross-contamination of their own food with products that touched the affected pet food, or direct contact with an infected pet. According to a May 11 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed outbreak cases ...   Read more...

July 24th, 2012
Yes, that title is NOT a typo.  Check out the following video of a cute puppy and a crab...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/puppy-makes-friends-with-_n_1625772.html   Read more...
July 5th, 2012
When it's summer time, it's usually hot.  Here is Las Vegas, it can get VERY HOT.  If you own a dog, you likely walk your dog.  Remember, when it's hot, it can mean bad things to a dog that is low to the ground already.  Consider the following option...

A Cool Collar.  There are plenty of cooling collars on the market depending on the size and needs of your dog. Part of keeping your canine cool is keeping the area around his face and ears from getting too warm. Outward Hound makes a cooling bandana that velcroes around your pet's neck.  However, it can get a bit heavy once it is fully saturated with water. If you have a smaller dog or limited budget, you can get the same effect by dampening a bandana with cold water and tying it around your dog's neck. The wet bandana can provide a cooling effect for your pet on a walk, at play or just hanging out.

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July 2nd, 2012
It's hard to believe it, but we've been blogging online for more than year now and the Paw Minders Plus family would like to wish everyone a SAFE and Happy 4th of July!  Remember, most animals don't like fireworks.  The lights and loud sounds can scare them.  BE CAREFUL with them around your animals.  Our two little ones will be staying at home when we take in the fireworks shows around Henderson this 4th.  We love the shows, but know they don't.  Anyway, enjoy the fun that comes with the 4th and we'll return later this month with more tips and articles on animal care!  In the meantime, click the link below to check out the fireworks show at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World, FL. Taped in 2005.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFi3SDi_n8

We love YouTube, don't you?   Read more...
June 17th, 2012
Courtesy of catchannel.com comes the following short quiz about what you see in your cat's litterbox.  We encourage everyone with cats who see this to click the link and take the quiz.  It could be a lifesaver...

http://www.catchannel.com/magazines/catfancy/august-2012/what-does-your-cats-litterbox-say.aspx   Read more...
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