Cat Care: Understanding High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, causes excess pressure on your cat's arteries, which can damage your cat's organs and nervous system if the condition isn't treated. It's usually not possible to identify why a cat has developed high blood pressure, but it tends to only affect adult cats and there may be a genetic link in some cats that develop the condition. Cats with kidney or thyroid problems also seem to be at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, and a diet high in sodium can cause blood pressure to increase over time.

Dog Care: Understanding Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis is a serious eye condition that causes the optic nerve to become inflamed. This is the nerve that's responsible for transferring images received by the retina at the back of the eye to the brain for processing. Optic neuritis causes impaired vision and damage to your dog's sight can be permanent if it's left untreated. Here's what you need to know about optic neuritis in dogs: Causes And Symptoms

Five tips to achieving a good dental health for your pet

Dental care is an important aspect of taking good care of your pet. Even if you're unable to brush your pet's teeth on a daily basis, there are many things you can do to maintain your pet's dental health. But where do you start? This article highlights 5 tips to achieving a healthier mouth for your pet. Diagnose your pet's mouth Oral disease can contribute to other adverse health effects for your pet; therefore, what you should do is pay a keen attention to your pet's mouth.

Caring for your Dog during Post-Castration Recovery

As a dog owner, castration is one of the procedures your dog will have to undergo. Just as it is in humans, your dog's post-neutering recovery period is challenging, and it needs to be punctuated by tender care and empathy for the pet.  As a responsible pet owner, it is your duty to prepare for this season so that your pet goes through it safely, because if you don't, you may end up subjecting him to unnecessary injury and infection.

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints due to the immune system treating some of its own protein as a foreign invader. This triggers the immune system to attack the protein using antibodies, but as the protein is harmless, the antibodies and protein combine and are then deposited in the joints. This triggers an inflammatory response due to your dog's body interpreting the protein deposits as an injury.