Keeping Rabbits as Pets

April 7, 2009

Rabbits have become one of the more common pets in the U.S. today. As recently as 25 years ago, rabbits were most popular around Easter (see www.MakeMineChocolate.org) and then relegated to the hutch in the backyard. No longer. Rabbits are now moving into the niche once occupied solely by cats – pets that are self-sufficient, … Continue reading Keeping Rabbits as Pets

Calorie Counting for Pets

March 31, 2009

Now that spring is here, the dieting we promised ourselves at the start of the new year begins in earnest. We also know that to lose 1 pound per week, we need to decrease our caloric intake by 500 calories per day to equal 3,500 calories per week, the equivalent of 1 pound. What does … Continue reading Calorie Counting for Pets

Making a Pet First Aid Kit

January 7, 2009

Every pet owner should put together a pet first aid kit – a handy, easily created resource that will help a pet owner think and act quickly in the event of an emergency. Pack the listed items in a clear container to facilitate finding them quickly. Include an emergency telephone list inside the kit, or … Continue reading Making a Pet First Aid Kit

Home Care Options for Pets

December 19, 2008

Use the following remedies for no more than 2 days. If there is no improvement after 2 days, please see your veterinarian. Wounds Warm compresses can do a world of good to keep a wound clean and decrease swelling. Saturate a clean washcloth with warm (not hot) water. Wring out the excess water and then … Continue reading Home Care Options for Pets

Ask the Vet

December 10, 2008

Q: I recently took my cat, Cheddar, to be seen by his veterinarian because I thought he had a urinary tract infection. My vet recommended a change in his diet from dry to wet food. Can you explain how this will help? A: In the course of evolution, felines evolved as carnivores. Cats have adapted … Continue reading Ask the Vet