At-Home Care

How to clip a cat’s nails

While most cats do not like having their nails trimmed, with some patience it is a task you can complete at home. It’s best to start trimming nails in young cats so that they get used to the process. How do you safely clip a cat’s nails? Cats will likely require restraint when their nails […]

How to clip a dog’s nails

While most dogs do not like having their nails trimmed, with some patience it is a task you can complete at home. It’s best to start trimming nails in young dogs so that they get used to the process. How do you safely clip a dog’s nails? Some dogs will happily sit in your lap […]

Giving oral medications to your dog

Giving a dog oral medication isn’t always the easiest task, but by remaining calm and following the guidance below, you can make sure your pet gets the medications it needs. Your veterinarian will tell you if your dog’s medication can be given with food or an empty stomach. If the tablet or capsule can be […]

Diarrhea

What causes diarrhea in dogs and cats? Diarrhea in dogs and cats can be caused by stress, viruses, bacteria, parasites, foreign bodies (including bones, sticks, and other objects), diet, food allergies, toxins, tumors, disease, and more. Your ability to answer questions about your pet’s diet, habits, environment, and specific details about the diarrhea can help […]

Examining and medicating a dog’s eyes

If your veterinarian has prescribed medication for your dog’s eyes, don’t worry – with a little patience it can an easy task. Medicating the eyes can be messy so cover good clothes and work on a surface that is easy to clean. Some dogs will happily sit in your lap or on a table while […]