After finding your ideal puppy, it is important that you make an appointment with a vet. A puppy has an immature immune system and is especially prone to illness and disease. Early immunizations will provide protection from infectious diseases and ensure the well-being of your pup.
A first visit to the vet can be a little overwhelming for the pup, and you may feel a little tense about it. This easy guide will give you some hints on what to expect from that first visit and how to make things go smoothly.
As a pet owner, it's important that you understand the procedures and tests your vet might suggest for your pet — particularly ultrasound imaging. The blog post explores the conditions that can be diagnosed using pet ultrasounds.
1. Heart Disease
One common condition vets diagnose with ultrasounds is heart disease. This includes any type of issue related to the heart, such as an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and fluid buildup around the heart.
A new puppy brings a lot of love and fun into your home, but it's also a lot of work to make sure your puppy is properly trained and socialised. You'll work quite intensively with your puppy both in a puppy training class and at home, and training can take several months. While training your puppy, you'll also be getting to know them, and the training period can highlight potential health problems that may need to be investigated by a vet.
Dogs are a part of the family for many people, and just like with humans, proper grooming is an important way of keeping them looking their best. This blog post discusses five tips for keeping your dog groomed properly. If you are a new dog owner, these tips will help you keep your furry friend looking good!
1. Brush your dog's coat regularly to remove any loose hair and debris
Vaccinations are an essential way of protecting your pets from many nasty diseases. parvovirus, for example, affects an estimated 20,000 dogs in Australia each year. Parvovirus is potentially fatal, but the disease is avoidable through vaccination. Unfortunately, despite knowing the importance of pet vaccines, several myths continue to float around, contradicting vet recommendations. As a new pet owner, here are three common vaccination myths that you must ignore to ensure your pet's long-term wellbeing.