Three Things Parrot Owners Need To Know About Candidiasis

Your pet parrots can develop a number of health problems over the course of their lifetimes, including yeast infections like candidiasis. Here are four things parrot owners need to know about candidiasis. How do parrots get candidiasis? Candidiasis is caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungi that is also known as yeast. C. albicans is naturally present in your birds' digestive tracts and is a normal part of their gut flora. [Read More]

Keeping Your Dog Safe From Snakebite

Spring is often a time when many animals become more active or come out of hibernation. Some of these animals are rattlesnakes and they can pose a serious problem for your dog if you're not prepared. Even if you live in the city, rattlesnakes may be present around your home or neighborhood park. Generally, they try to remain hidden and aren't aggressive, but if they are startled or feel threatened, they can strike out and bite and cause injury or death to your pet. [Read More]

How To Keep Your Ferret Calm At The Vet

Ferrets can be wonderful pets that are interesting to watch and fun to play with. Your ferret can easily become part of the family which means that when it gets sick, you will want to make sure that it gets as good of care as possible in order to allow it to return to your home and be happy and healthy. This can be difficult if your ferret is extremely anxious and stressed out at the veterinarian's office. [Read More]

Canine Distemper And The Distemper Vaccine

Canine distemper is a dangerous and highly contagious disease that you wouldn't want your dog to catch. It would affect all your dog's major functions including breathing and the central nervous system. Fortunately, there is a vaccine available to protect your dog. However, there is a bit of confusion about these vaccinations and how often your dog should be receiving them. To help clear up the confusion, here are is some information about both the disease and the vaccination. [Read More]