For cat owners, few relationships surpass the comfort and affection shared between them and their feline friends. Indeed, a large percentage of cat owners would much rather stay at home with their furry buddies than spend time at family gatherings or public events.
That’s not to say the stereotype about “cat people” is entirely true (the one about us being overly sensitive, neurotic, introverted, and aloof). Instead, it’s a tribute to the positive feedback people feel when with their cats. In other words, the vibe between cats and people is real, it’s mutually beneficial, and one of the possible keys to cat wellness.Continue…
There’s no question that plants impact our lives. Whether we eat them, grow them on windowsills, or offer them as gifts, plants and people are closely entwined. But unfortunately, plants and pets don’t always mix.
This is true for the flowering plants in garden beds, or blooms that fill bouquets, but it’s equally important to learn about the use of essential oils around pets.
The Essence of Plants
Volatile aromatic compounds are responsible for creating the unique fragrances of specific fruits, plants or flowers. Beyond simply smelling good, these scents are generated by plants to ensure their growth or survival. These scents can protect the plants from pests, attract animals to spread their seeds, and can even stimulate healing from an infection or injury.Continue…
Whether you’re reflecting on relationships between people or animals, The Beatles may have said it best with their song “All You Need Is Love.”
It’s true that love plays a gigantic role in cat ownership, but a lasting connection must also include Aretha Franklin’s most famous song: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”. You might think that you’re covering all the bases when it comes to pleasing your cat, but it’s equally possible that you’re missing the mark a bit.
In other words, to truly understand feline behavior you might want to change or omit a few things.Continue…
You’ve done your research, talked with your family, and have decided to adopt a new dog. Congrats! Now the fun begins! Choosing the right dog breed for you is the next step…
But where to begin?
Dogs were bred for special abilities and to perform specific work, and each breed reflects this. Given this, it makes sense to look at breed personalities and tendencies to make sure they fit into your lifestyle. After all, looks aren’t everything!
So what are the things you should be looking at when choosing the right dog breed for you? Keep reading to find out Mobile Vet MD’s best tips.Continue…
If your previously house trained dog or cat is suddenly peeing where they aren’t supposed to, it could be a sign of something more troubling. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. wants to take a moment to discuss house soiling in pets and what you can do to manage the issue.
House Soiling in Cats
Urinating outside the litter box is a common problem among cats and is one of the main reasons cats are surrendered to shelters and even euthanized. There are so many different causes for the behavior, many of which are relatively simple to fix.
Everyone has dealt with fear and anxiety. In small doses, these emotions can help keep us safe and protect us from danger, but when these feelings overtake our lives, it can be problematic.
Unfortunately, our pets are no different. Anxiety in pets manifests differently than in humans, but the physiological effects are the same – nearly every system in the body is negatively impacted by long-term anxiety. Helping your pet manage their anxiety is key to their health and happiness.
While Englishtown and Monroe Township may not be huge, dog-centric cities like San Francisco or Austin, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of pet friendly fun to be had right here at home. Because pets are our top priority here at Mobile Vet M.D., we’ve done our research to find some paw-sitively paw-some activities to get you and your pooch out of the house this fall.
Local Pet Friendly Fun
With more and more places opening their doors and outdoor areas to pets, it’s never been easier to come up with pet friendly fun the whole family can enjoy. Consider the following opportunities:
Although we don’t want to think about it, all pet owners know that our time with our four-legged friends will one day come to an end. Loving and supportive pet end of life care is an absolute necessity when it comes to providing a peaceful transition for our beloved companions. The team at Mobile Vet MD is here to support you every step of the way.
Comfort is Key
The love and devotion we show our pets is especially important in their final days, and the alleviation of pain and suffering is critical when it comes to their quality of life. The most important thing you can do for an elderly or ill pet is to keep them comfortable Continue…
Fireworks, backyard BBQs, and other 4th of July festivities can be great fun for people, but they can be scary or even dangerous for our pets. Whether you’re planning your own Fourth of July celebration or going elsewhere, it’s important to take steps before, during, and after the holiday to ensure your pet’s safety.
Ah, spring. If there is ever a time to cut loose, embrace the moment, and abandon all the rules, it’s this suspended moment on the calendar. We love this idea, but in practice there is never a better time to stay on course. The bugs are waking up (and they are hungry!), and there’s an abundance of potentially dangerous plants in bloom. Speaking of plants, you may not be the only one in the house cursing the effects of allergies!
To be sure, spring pet safety should be on every pet owner’s mind this time of year. By paying close attention to the inherent risks, you and your pet can really begin to have fun this season.
The buds and blooms can be intoxicating during the weeks before summer hits its stride. Certainly, bringing cut flowers into the home poses a hazard to a curious pet, but it’s also the plants they might encounter while outside. Please be aware that the following plants can result in a poisoning or toxic overload to an unwitting pet: Continue…