Pet Care Advice
General Pet Care Information
- Do I need to give my pet supplements?
- Supplements may be given to your pet on top of their regular diet, but do speak to your vet about the kind of supplements that your pet requires, and the amount he/she needs.
- How will I know if my pet is sick?
- The animal is inactive/listless.
- The animal has a poor appetite, reduced appetite or is completely off food.
- The animal is panting, shivering or trembling (he/she may have fever).
- The animal is vomiting, has diarrhoea, is sneezing, coughing or wheezing.
- There is a focus of pain in the animal e.g. abdominal discomfort, back pain.
- The animal is visiting the toilet frequently or straining to pee or poo.
- There is eye or nose discharge, or the animal has difficulty breathing.
- The animal has blood in the urine, faeces or vomit.
- The animal is having fits, is walking in circles, or tilts its head to one side.
- The animal has a drastic and pronounced weight loss.
If any of these occur, do not self medicate or wait!
Consult your veterinarian.Early treatment could save your pet’s life!
- Protecting your pets from household dangers
- Keep your animals away from toxic plants.
- Do not confine your pets in places where you keep chemical and cleaning products.
- Make sure you clean up spilled chemicals thoroughly before you let your pets back into the area.
- Keep sharp utensils and objects like blades, knives and scissors in places your pets cannot reach.
- Chocolate is toxic to dogs. Store chocolate in areas where your dog cannot reach them and never feed your dog anything that contains chocolate.
- Deter pets from chewing on loose electrical cords by securing the electrical cords and spraying some bitter apple spray or other discouraging scents on the cords.
- Always be on the look-out for your pets, especially when entering or exiting the house and driveway, to prevent accidents.
- If you have cats, please try to ensure that you have proper grills or wire mesh on your windows and doors to prevent your cat from falling out.