Taking your puppy out for their first walk can be absolutely delightful, but it isn't without its potential perils and pitfalls. You can avoid them by taking the following four steps before your pup's first outside walk. 1. Get the Shots This one isn't optional: You really need to make sure your puppy has had their full round of vaccinations before you take them outside to explore. Puppies are supplied with a natural immunity through their mother's milk; unfortunately, they will begin to lose that immunity when the milk is no longer available.
- If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, you will understand how important it is to keep an eye on its blood sugar levels. If your cat's blood sugar becomes too low, they may fall into a diabetic coma. If your cat enters a diabetic coma and is unresponsive and fitting, its life may be at risk so you should take the following steps. Rub icing sugar into your cat's gums
- If you own a dog, it can be very tempting to give them little bits of food now and again as a special treat. However, there are some foods which are highly poisonous to dogs. Below is a guide to 4 everyday foods that could be harmful to your pooch. Allium Vegetables Allium vegetables such as garlic, leeks, chives and onions will cause irritation to your dog's gastrointestinal tract and could damage their ability to produce red blood cells, resulting in anaemia.
- Your dog's kidneys may be small, but they're also two of the most important organs in their body. If the kidneys aren't functioning correctly and removing waste from the blood, your pooch could be at risk of serious illness or even death. A dog's kidneys can be harmed by a wide range of problems, from poisoning to infection, and some breeds are more susceptible to kidney disease than others. If you want to make sure your dog's kidneys are as strong as possible, follow these 2 food and drink tips.
- With so many breeds of dog out there – not to mention cross-breeds – it's no surprise that grooming needs vary dramatically from one dog to the next. While some dogs only need the occasional quick bath to keep their fur clean and looking good, others need a strict, regular routine to stop them becoming scruffy. If you're thinking of getting a dog, bear their grooming needs in mind beforehand. This list has some particularly demanding dogs with high grooming needs, to help you decide.