Do Cat’s Whiskers Grow Back?

Do Cat’s Whiskers Grow Back? A cat’s whiskers not only make them appear super cute but also serve many different purposes. A cat’s whiskers help them with their navigation through their environment. Whiskers are the most essential sensory organs for your feline friend. Just like human hair, a cat’s whiskers will grow back as long as the follicle is not injured. If a cat’s whiskers fall out, it takes them about two weeks to grow again.   It is perfectly natural for a cat’s whiskers to fall out if it is not too many of them. If you want to
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Is My Dog Stressed? Body Language of a Stressed Dog

Is My Dog Stressed? Body Language of a Stressed Dog When dogs get stressed, they often demonstrate body language that is telling of their anxiety. Several things can trigger your pup’s stress. Your dog may show you their stress by flattening their ears. They may also exhibit the whites of their eyes, often called “whale eyes.” Excessive barking, whimpering, or whining may also occur in a stressed or nervous pup.  Another common sign that a dog is stressed is they may have a low tail or tuck their tail between their legs. If you want to know more about whether
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Leptospirosis in Dogs: What is it and How to Treat it?

Leptospirosis is a dangerous illness that dogs may contract in a variety of ways. It can affect the pup’s liver, kidneys, or other organs. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection that can affect both animals and people. Researchers previously thought that leptospirosis was transmitted mostly in rural areas such as ponds, marshes, and forests. However, veterinarians have seen a recent increase in cases in both suburban and urban areas. The treatment for leptospirosis in canines is antibiotics and supportive care. Treatment varies based on what organs are affected. If you want to know what leptospirosis is in dogs and how to
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Cat Yowling: What is It and Why They Do It?

Cats use meowing and yowling to communicate with us and the environment around them. A cat’s yowling sound is a long, low-pitched moan that comes from a cat’s throat. The sound is typically very loud and drawn out. Why exactly do cats yowl? Cats may yowl because they are hungry, bored, or they want attention. Furthermore, cats use yowling as a mating call. Finally, cat yowling may be a sign of pain, cognitive dysfunction, or behavior issues.  Why Do Cats Yowl? Read on below to learn more about the different reasons why cats yowl. Your Cat Yowls Because They Are
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The 5 Most Common Causes of Bald Spots on Dogs

As a pet owner, you know the struggle of trying to keep your pup looking good and healthy. But what do you do when they start to lose patches of fur? It can be hard to tell what’s going on with them if it’s not just shedding season.  If your dog has bald spots that don’t seem related to the time of year or their breed, there may be underlying health concerns to consider. This article will explore the 5 most common causes of bald spots on dogs along with the signs and symptoms to watch for. Fortunately, there are
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5 Reasons Why Your Cat is Losing Hair

Have you recently started noticing patches of hair loss in your cat? Most of the time, it is nothing to be concerned about, but it is still recommended to take your feline friend to a vet for a general health checkup. Reasons your cat may be losing hair could be a poor diet, allergies, fleas and ticks, stress, or even hypothyroidism. 5 Causes of Hair Loss Hair loss in cats is normal. Usually, the causes are simple, and the hair loss resolves on its own or with a few small lifestyle changes. However, you should still monitor your cat for
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Top 10 Cat Emergencies

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more subtle signs that can be equally dangerous if left untreated. Knowing signs of illness is crucial in determining when to seek emergency care for your cat. Below is a list of some of the most common cat emergencies and their signs.   Urethral Obstruction This
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Save Money on Your Pet’s Parasite Preventives

Whether your pet spends most of his time indoors or outdoors, he can still be exposed to certain parasites and vectors like fleas and mosquitoes. These tiny critters are more than just pesky; did you know they can result in diseases for pets, some of which can be fatal? Fleas can cause allergy dermatitis, mosquitoes can cause heartworm disease, and ticks can cause Lyme disease. Palos Animal Hospital recommends that you protect your pet with year-round parasite prevention. And for a limited time, we’re offering a dozen great money-saving offers on our preventive medications, which are listed below. Buy 12
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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.” In most situations, symptoms of poisoning will develop
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Benefits of Spay/Neuter

Benefits of Spaying (females): No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted Less desire to roam Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives Benefits of Neutering (males): Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog
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