Human Pain Medications are Toxic to Cats and Dogs

Human Pain Medications are Toxic to Cats and Dogs

Dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to human medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Doctors have said that dogs especially tend to sniff and eat them, affecting their system in severe ways.  Several over-the-counter pain medications for...
A Guide to Pet Vaccination

A Guide to Pet Vaccination

You may have heard your veterinarian talking about the importance of getting your pet vaccinated. Often, pet owners are confused about whether or not to get their pets vaccinated and which kind of vaccinations are essential and which types can be optional. Before...
Signs that your pet needs dental care

Signs that your pet needs dental care

February is regarded as the National Pet Dental Health Month. But whether it is that time or not, ensuring your pet’s dental health should be one of your key responsibilities. Sure, most pet owners give a lot of importance to vaccinating their pets, getting the right...
Pet Microchips: All you need to know

Pet Microchips: All you need to know

For more than two decades, microchips have been used by pet owners throughout the world. Statistics have indicated that at least 52% of lost dogs and 38% of lost cats have managed to reunite with their owner thanks to their pet microchips. In the absence of a...

The Importance of Pet Nutrition

Making sure your pet is getting the proper nutrients on a daily basis is essential when being a pet owner. Just like humans, animals need to be fed the right amount of carbohydrates, vitamins and have a healthy intake of water to stay in the best shape possible and...
Dealing with Pet Loss

Dealing with Pet Loss

It is never easy dealing with the loss of a family member. When that member is your pet, there are different emotions involved that you must deal with. It is essential to allow yourself and the other members of your family to grieve in their own way. While a standard...
Why you should spay/neuter your pet

Why you should spay/neuter your pet

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to have them spayed or neutered. It helps curb the pet population and makes them healthier. While spays and neuters are an added cost to owning a pet, it can save you money and a lot of hassle later on. Here are some...

How to Care for Ageing Pets

First off, what’s considered ‘old age’ for house pets? That depends on your pets genetics, the condition of their health as well as environmental factors. As a general guideline, dogs are considered seniors around age seven. Cats, on the other hand, reach senior...

7 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Owning a pet can provide you with a lot more than just a cute and furry companion. It’s nice to have a loving comrade running throughout your home, primarily if you live alone. However, they can help you so much more than you would believe. Through their presence...

7 checks to choose the right vet for your pet

If you are a doting pet lover like the team at Aquitaine Vet, you will want the best for your pet. Choosing a vet is never an easy task. First, because you want to make sure that you have chosen an experienced doctor and secondly because you want to make sure you and...

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