Just like you, dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses get tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis).
And just like in people, what happens in the mouth can affect what
happens in their blood streams, particularly in the arteries leading to
the heart and brain. I don't want to scare you, but you should be on a
cleaning schedule for your pet's teeth.
Have you ever heard the phrase: "If honey bees
become extinct, human society will follow in four years"? Now I don't
know exactly where this came from or how the person who said it arrived
at that conclusion, but my best bet is that he was pointing out the
symbiotic relationship that exists on all the organisms on the planet.
Apparently, humans and bees are more connected that we think.
You've heard the commercials for allergy treatments; they all promise relief from the symptoms of allergies. But now, researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have
found the secret to what causes a very common allergy - cat allergies.
Their discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs that attack allergies at their first point of contact, so that symptoms of
allergy and asthma never develop at all.
Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets. Take cats,
for example: it's the rare one who will even drink from a bowl of
"stagnant" water. And when you think about it, cats have it right...
who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been
sitting there for half a day or so? Perhaps that's why the latest
trend in pet drinking is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,'
where water flows constantly, or on demand.
Voluntary euthanasia is legal in Japan and surveys have shown that the
majority of Japanese people support it, especially in terminal cases.
But the focus and originality of assistive treatments and therapy
available for aged cats and dogs in Japan suggest that Japanese pet
owners do not readily accept euthanasia for their furry family members.
There are two hot trends in dog training today that are both called Dog Listening. But one has to do with humans who
listen to dogs and the other is about dogs who listen to humans.
According to each of these dogmas, training is required.