Baby it’s cold outside and cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia when left in the extreme cold for a prolonged period. Some owners will leave their animals outside for extended periods of time thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors. This can put their pets in danger of serious illness. There are things you can do to keep your animal warm and safe.
- Take your animals for a winter check-up before winter kicks in. Your veterinarian can check to make sure they don’t have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
No, this is not a chair named after my Baylie; but with a different variation of spelling. It is a specially built doggie high chair of sorts first invented for a dog named Bailey. Bailey was born with Congenital Megaesophagus and went on to live a long and happy life with the aid of his chair. The chair is a life-changing invention created especially for dogs who suffer with Canine Megaesophagus; a condition that is difficult to diagnose and with few medical options. The condition has been reported in humans, dogs, cats, ferrets and other animals.
VetIQ.com provides vet recommended products to support your pet’s health at savings to you. VetIQ offers a number of different products to keep your pet healthy, active and happy. Products offered include vet recommended flea and tick control, pet prescription medications and health and wellness supplements.
Winner of the Baylie Dog Spa Giveaway: Congratulations Cheryl C. !!!
Our friends at PetsWeekly™ were so kind to provide us with a new liquid vitamin drink supplement product that’s 100 percent natural called LICKS® for Dogs Signature Joint+Heart formula. It is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, vegetarian glucosamine, and vitamin E and is made in the USA. It integrates seamlessly with your dog’s food or water to help ensure he/she receives the daily supplements needed to maintain heart and joint health. Since Baylie has had some joint problems, I tried the “Joint and Heart Formula” in her water thinking she would probably turn up her nose and walk away. Being roasted chicken flavor, I should have known that she would love it. In fact, she liked it so much she lapped up an entire bowl of water. I had equal success when I mixed it with her chow.
Until a few weeks ago, it had never occurred to me that I may have the option of getting my pet’s meds filled at a human pharmacy. That is, until I saw a news story on one of the national news channels warning of the consequences of doing so. I thought everyone did as I have done in the past with my pet’s prescriptions; walked out the door of my veterinarian’s office with meds in hand or as some pet owners prefer to do; order their pet meds online. Why would one choose to have pet meds filled at a human pharmacy, you ask? Cost. Some say you can get them at a human pharmacy for a price much more reasonable than what the vet will charge. I’m not convinced of that theory.