So many things can happen to our dogs and cats. A few tips will help pet parents get a handle on problems that may occur.
1. Low-Protein Diet: Kidney disease in cats and dogs, in humans too, can be slowed down if a low-protein diet is part of the treatment. Ask your vet to recommend a low-protein diet for your dog or cat suffering from kidney disease.
2. Consider Acupuncture: Your vet can recommend a certified acupuncture specialist for dogs and cats who need relief from the severe pain of arthritis.
3. Put Em Up High: Having to bend the head and neck way down to get a drink of water or eat some food really hurts for arthritic pets. Head-level is where those bowls should be to ease the pain.
4. Eating That Grass: Nope. The eating of grass by cats and dogs is still a bit of a mistery for those who study all things cat and dog. Do not worry if your pets grass eating is intermitent or involves just a little bit of grass consumption. Worry if the grass eating is an obsession and large quantities are consumed on a regular basis.
5. Broken Tails: Who knows? Maybe a bike wheel ran over your dog or cats tail. Maybe a piece of lawn furniture fell over and broke that tail. The tail part that is broken will be hanging down loose, and there may be a scratch, wound or some swelling. A trip to the vet is a given.
6. Dreams: Dogs and cats look so cute when their little legs start moving, and sounds are emitted during a dream they are having. There are some pets, however, whose dreams result in thrashing about to such a degree that injury could result. Your vet may advise giving your pet a tranquilizer if his dreams are just too wild.
7. Keep Them From Getting Skunked: No dog food outside, no holes in any structure, tight lids on garbage cans, no piles of debris in the yard, and a wild-animal deterent powder sprinkled around the perimeter of your yard will keep skunks from spraying away and prevent your fur baby from being sprayed.