Recognizing and Treating Hind-Leg Paralysis in Sugar Gliders
6 July 2016
One of the more common medical problems associated with sugar gliders is hind-leg paralysis, or HLP, which is typically easily recognized by a loss of function in your pet's back legs. Whenever you notice your sugar glider dragging its hind legs like this, you must act immediately to get your pet to an exotic animal hospital and under the care of an experienced veterinarian. This condition is not only often treatable if acted upon quickly enough but also may be pointing to a less obvious medical issue that could pose a more significant risk to your glider.
Four Health Tips To Help Indoor Cats Live The Good Life
3 July 2016
Most vets will recommend that cats stay indoors if at all possible for health reasons. Indoor living can be healthier for your cat, but there still can be a few health-related issues that an indoor cat might face. Here are four health tips that can make your indoor cat's lifestyle healthier and happier.
1. Make Your Home Fun
If your cat can have curiosity and get exercise within the home, this can keep them healthier and also keep them from becoming depressed.
Three Things Bird Owners Need To Know About Zinc Toxicosis
27 June 2016
Zinc is an essential mineral, but if your bird is exposed to too much of it, they could become very ill with zinc toxicosis. Here are three things bird owners need to know about zinc toxicosis.
How are birds exposed to zinc?
Some foods that your bird likes to eat contain a lot of zinc. For example, pumpkin seeds are a major source of zinc, and they're a favorite food for some birds.
Leaving Your Cat Home Alone For The Weekend
23 June 2016
Cats are far more independent than dogs. If you're only going to be out of town for a day or two, you should be able to leave your cat home alone rather than take him to a boarding facility. However, you'll want to make sure you take these steps to keep your cat safe and happy while you're away.
Invest in an automatic waterer.
Most cats don't like stale water. If you leave a bowl of water out, your cat may only drink it the first day or two – and may go without water during subsequent days.