Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 1 February 2018 3:10 PM
Now that summer is in full swing, our worst outdoor enemy is back! I’m sure you all know who I am talking about!... Yes that’s right... Mosquitoes! They ruin barbecues, buzz around your ears, steal your blood and leave behind a red and itchy mark. We all know mosquitoes are extremely annoying creatures, but did you know that they are potentially deadly to our four-legged family members too?  Yep! These pesky creatures carry countless dangerous diseases to humans and they can carry and spread diseases between our pet’s, in particular the deadly parasite, known as heartworm.

                                                                   

What is Heartworm?

As its name suggests, heartworm is a worm-like parasite that is found in the heart of both our kitty and pooch friends. Many people mistake Heartworm as a type of intestinal worm, but don’t be fooled! Heartworm significantly...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 1 February 2018 1:31 PM
Our pets love us unconditionally!! However, they do not express this love in the same way as a fellow human would.

So how can we return the love to our pets in a way they can understand?

Our dogs and cats enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Recently, it has been revealed that pets do not appreciate human hugs. If your pet appears to enjoy a nice cuddle, this is most likely due to being used to the routine procedure. Here are some ways to better communicate your love to your pet…

 

How to tell your dog you love them…

Gaze deeply into their eyes Although direct eye contact for dogs is considered a threat in many situations. With your own, trusted dog, gaze into his/her eyes when the two of you are calmly relaxing. Speak softly, stroke him/her gently and maintain eye contact. These quiet moments stimulate the release of Oxytocin...

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