Posted on 5/8/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale
Technology has hit almost every sector of the economy, and the convenience and immediacy that can be found on all of our devices has changed how we feel about goods and services — even pet care. Now practically everything you need can be found across a variety of websites, and mobile applications. See how you can incorporate your smartphone or tablet to make your cat or dog's life just a little bit better.
Posted on 3/20/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale
For pet owners, there is a dreaded word and that is mange!
Mange is an inclusive term to describe the infestation of very tiny insects that in humans are called “scabies.” Mange can occur in newborn pups because it is inherited from their mothers. Mange can also occur in adult dogs from exposure to the contagious varieties of the cause of mange and due to compromised immune systems. Mange is common in dogs, but very rare in cats.
Posted on 2/20/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale
There's no denying you love your pet. And when it comes to your pet's health, you do everything you can to ensure he doesn't get sick. But truth is, sometimes pets do get sick or injured regardless of how much you try to prevent it from happening. Thankfully, though, your local vet can remedy many injuries and sicknesses, even if it means performing an inpatient surgery. Here's a quick look at a few tips you can follow to help prepare for an inpatient surgery at your local vet.
Posted on 2/6/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale
If you're a cat lover, then you undoubtedly do all you can to make sure your pet stays as healthy as possible. And while feeding him the right foods and providing him with toys that stimulate his interest of the utmost value, it is pertinent not to forget the importance of good oral health too. Did you know dental disease is the most common health concern for cats? Here's a quick overview of the pertinence of good oral health for your cat and how you can help ensure your cat's mouth stays healthy.
Posted on 1/23/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale
There are many different medical cases where surgery may be required on your animal, and the experts at Normandale Veterinary Hospital will be sure to take care your four legged family member as if he or she were one of our own. It is a scary time if your pet needs to undergo orthopedic surgery and there are many questions that you may have. Below, we have listed a few of the more common types of orthopedic surgeries that are performed, the method used to fix the medical issue, and the type of recovery to expect.
Posted on 12/5/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale
Pets and kids are just about two of the cutest things you can imagine. And when you put them together, you essentially double the cuteness! Every child seems drawn to cuddly kittens, fuzzy bunnies or playful puppies. There seems to be a natural attraction, and it is often thoroughly enjoyed by both parties. But is there more to it than just the warm fuzzies? Experts state that a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development can be enhanced by interaction with animals.
Posted on 11/7/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale
Just as with humans, our pets may occasionally experience loose bowel movements. The onset might be sudden and can either be short in duration or protracted, depending on the cause. A single bout is typically no cause for concern, but if the condition persists or is accompanied by other irregular symptoms, there may be a larger issue at play.
Posted on 9/19/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale
Some cat lovers may wonder whether it is better to keep your cat strictly indoors, or let them be part of the greater outdoor world. After all, wouldn’t they love to frolic through the grass, enjoy fresh air and sunshine or chase birds with their natural instincts? This may very well be true, but there are some issues to ponder when making this decision.
Posted on 9/5/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale
Although dogs are generally considered to be carnivores, they can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and do not depend solely on meat to satisfy their dietary requirements. Dogs can digest a variety of foods, including grains and vegetables; an all-meat diet actually lacks calcium and iron, but most commercially available dog food addresses this issue.
Posted on 8/8/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale
Hyperthyroidism is among the most common glandular disorders in cats. If your feline family member is 12 years of age or older, this condition could manifest. Typically caused by an excessive concentration of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone in the blood also known as T4, your kitty may begin to show weight loss and increased appetite as the first warning signs. Yowling is a trademark indication that your cat is really hungry, even at times when they would ordinarily eat or after having been fed as usual. Other things to pay attention to are excessive thirst, increased urination, hyperactivity, unkempt appearance, panting, diarrhea, vomiting and increased shedding.
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