As in humans, incontinence in dogs is an involuntary emission of urine by the animal. The dog therefore starts losing some urine without being in their usual position for doing their business. Sterilized dogs in particular are most often affected by urinary incontinence. Here’s what to do
Older cats have specific nutritional needs. In particular, senior cat food must promote their proper digestion, which is more complex. By helping your cat’s digestion, you’ll help them age well and increase their life expectancy and the quality of their daily life during their later years. You
Anti-inflammatories for dogs are medications used in veterinary medicine to combat inflammation and to relieve the associated pain. Like in humans, inflammation in our four-legged-companions can be caused by many things including: infection, trauma, allergic reactions, burns, or even diseases such as cancer or an auto-immune disorder.
Therapeutic laser treatment is no longer restricted just to human medicine; veterinarians are increasingly finding uses for this therapy to treat their patients as well. This comes as no surprise to some: this painless technique presents a number of advantages and applications in treating animals.
Certain dogs will continue to bark despite obedience courses and other education techniques. Since their arrival on the market several years ago, anti-bark collars have been slowly gaining popularity, offering the owners of vocal dogs a solution to their problem. When incorporated into an education program,
Dysplasia in dogs is a common articular ailment that usually affects medium and large-breed dogs. When detected early, dysplasia and its associated pain can be treated effectively.
What is dysplasia in dogs? Dysplasia is most commonly an illness that affects the hip joint in
According to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, between 50 and 60% of Canadian pets are considered overweight or obese. Primarily affecting our pet dogs, this phenomenon can create many important health problems, and can lead concerned dog owners to put their overweight dogs on a diet.
Adopting a cat can add great moments of joy and tenderness to one's daily life, but it also adds the responsibility of caring for another living being. For your pet to remain in good health, your cat should receive certain vaccines to protect it from potentially
Toys are essential for your dog and should be offered from a very young age. Toys are especially important for puppies because they help them develop social skills and promote independence.
Developing physical abilities A simple ball toy will help your puppy become more agile and
A dog's skin can be particularly sensitive to environmental factors. A change in your dog's skin surface may be a sign of infection or other ailment, or even be an early indication of an internal disease. Itchiness, flaky skin, or eczema are common skin diseases in
You've recently adopted a puppy and are wondering what to feed her? Follow our handy puppy feeding guide to help get your puppy started off on the right track!
1/ Which food should you give my puppy? The first question to answer is which
A dog harness can be a great choice for both your dog as well as yourself, whether for short walks around the neighbourhood or more active sports. But which harness to choose? A collar is less than ideal if your dog is very active or tends
Your dog has a few extra pounds to lose, but you don't want to deprive him of what seems like life's little pleasures? Find out more about the reasons why it is a good idea to help your pet lose weight. We also have a few
From the moment it is born until it is about 4 weeks old, a kitten is fed exclusively by its mother. As it gets older, the kitten will start eating other things as well, like food it finds in its mother's bowl. Since a kitten has
Having your dog dewormed is essential to ensure your pet's continued good health. Would you like to know more about protecting your dog against worms? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions, and our veterinarian's answers.
Where are these worms found once
Ticks are parasitic insects that can attach themselves to the skin in order to feed from the animal's blood. Besides their unpleasant presence, ticks can also transmit serious diseases like anaplasma, ehrlichia, as well as Lyme disease. Being able to recognize a tick and to remove
Dogs and cats can suffer under the effects of dental plaque in similar ways as people. What are the most common dental problems faced by our pets? How can we prevent these problems? Find the answers below.
The most common dental problems in dogs and
Each tooth in your cat or dog's mouth has a specific function. Here is all you need to know about your pet's teeth.
1 – Puppy Dentition A puppy has 32 deciduous (or baby) teeth, divided equally between the upper and lower jaw. Both
Teaching your dog to bark less can feel like a daunting task since, just like people, some dogs can be chattier than others. But there is hope! This noisy nuisance can be greatly reduced by adopting a few simple training techniques.
Know the reasons why your
Having your dog vaccinated plays a very important role in ensuring your pet stays healthy, since they are exposed to disease-causing pathogens on a regular basis. Enabling him to resist infections from potentially fatal viruses and bacteria, these essential vaccines are administered starting at two months