Rabbits are cute, cuddly pets that bring joy to their owners. However, like any other pet, they are prone to certain health problems. Rabbit owners need to be aware of the common health issues below and take preventive measures to keep their rabbits healthy and happy.
Periodontal disease in dogs and cats begins with bacterial buildup in their mouths and can lead to tooth loss. It is a severe disease that has more repercussions than tooth loss. It can cause loss of appetite, resulting in your pet’s weight loss. The bacteria and plaque can move to other body organs through the blood and cause damage. Studies show that it affects over 87 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats.
Any pet surgery can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. One of the most common pet surgeries is a spay or neuter surgery. Spaying removes a female pet’s reproductive organs, and neutering is the equivalent of surgery for a male pet.
Parasites are a very common problem among pets, and most animals will experience them at some point during their lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean that they have to be a forgone conclusion. There are now more preventative treatments that can help keep parasites away than ever before, enabling your pet to avoid the discomfort, irritation and potentially dangerous consequences that they can cause.
Heartworm disease is a dangerous and sometimes fatal disease that can affect dogs, cats, ferrets, and other mammals. It can also affect humans in rare instances. Cats are not as susceptible to heartworms as dogs; they are an atypical host. So most heartworms do not survive in adult cats. However, even immature worms can cause real damage to a cat. The treatment dogs receive for heartworm disease does not apply to cats. Prevention is the only way to protect your cat.
The American Humane Society says that pet owners lose almost 10 million pets each year. Even the most careful pet owners can find themselves in a situation where their pet is missing.
Pet owners want their animals to live long, happy and healthy lives. Unfortunately, animals can get sick. Many diseases can affect our pets, and many are infectious, meaning that they can be easily transmitted between unprotected animals. The good news is that many of the most serious and deadly animal diseases can be prevented with vaccinations.
Most pet parents understand that it is important to take their pet to the veterinarian at least once every year. The annual physical exams are important to keep the pet healthy, happy, and safe. What most people do not realize is that it is equally important for pets to get pet dental exams.