Archives for April 2012

What to Expect When Introducing a New Cat to Your Other Cats

In yesterday's article, we discussed the basics of how to make the introduction to a new home smoother and less stressful for a newly adopted cat. Today, we'll discuss expectations as you introduce … [Read more...]

How to Help a Newly Adopted Cat Adjust to a New Home

Cats are notoriously shy when they're placed in a new environment. This can make it very difficult for the pet owner who has just adopted a new cat. The friendly, sweet cat you meet at the rescue is … [Read more...]

How to Train a Stray Cat to Use the Litter Box

Stray cats and tamed feral cats often experience litter box-related problems. Quite simply, many strays and tamed ferals have never seen or used a litter box! There is a simple strategy that can … [Read more...]

Why Isn’t my Cat Using the Litter Box?

There are many reasons that can cause a cat to have litter box-related issues. Unfortunately, a litter box problem is among the most common behavior-related reason that pet owners bring a cat to the … [Read more...]

Pet Loss: The Pros and Cons of Cremating a Pet

When a pet dies, the owner must make a difficult decision concerning what to do with the animal's remains. One option is burial. Cremation is the other option that pet owners must consider after their … [Read more...]

Pet Loss: The Pros and Cons of Burying a Pet

When a pet dies, the owner is faced with a difficult decision of what to do with the animal's remains: burial or cremation. There are pros and cons to each option. There's no one-size-fits-all … [Read more...]

How to Decide if You’re Going to be With Your Pet During Euthansia

The decision to euthanize a pet can be an extremely difficult, heart-wrenching one. But the decision on whether to stay with your pet while he or she is "put to sleep" can be even more … [Read more...]

Why is My Dog Aggressive at the Veterinary Clinic?

One of PetLvr's readers, Sandy, recently asked the following question: "When I take my dog to the vet, he wants to fight every other animal in the waiting room. It's out of character and the last few … [Read more...]

How Can I Tell if it’s the Right Time to Euthanize a Pet?

As a pet writer, one of the most common questions I receive concerns euthanasia or the decision to "put down a pet." As a pet owner, the decision of if and when to euthanize can be an extremely … [Read more...]

Checking a Pet’s Gum Color, Detecting Dehydration and Capillary Refill Time

A pet's gums can provide you with a wealth of information about their physical condition. It's important that all pet owners understand what to look for when they examine a cat's or dog's … [Read more...]

What is Megaesophagus in Dogs?

Megaesophagus is a condition affecting the esophagus -- the "tube" that leads from your mouth to your stomach (and your windpipe branches off.) It's a condition that can be inherited, meaning it's … [Read more...]

Adopting vs. buying your next forever pet

I’ve always been a huge advocate for the animal rescues across the country and around the world that work hard every day to improve the lives of abused and neglected pets. I used to walk and socialize … [Read more...]

How to Help a Dog Recover from Vomiting

After a bout of vomiting, it can take several days before the pet returns to his or her normal feeding schedule. In fact, inappropriate feeding can result in prolonged upset stomach. There are two … [Read more...]

When to take a vomiting dog to the veterinary clinic

Vomiting is a very common ailment in dogs and cats alike. Today, we'll discuss why vomiting is dangerous and when to take him or her to the veterinary clinic for treatment. There are a number of … [Read more...]

How to Remove a Broken Blood Feather

In a recent article, we explored the workings of a bird's blood feathers and why a broken and bleeding blood feather can be dangerous. Today, we'll explore how to remove a broken blood feather and why … [Read more...]

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