How We Care For Our Pets
by Joseph M Sabol

We all agree that our pets, especially dogs and cats, are members of our family. We talk to them, play with them, sleep with them and include them in almost everything we do. As members of our family, or our "four-legged children", we do everything we can to make sure they are happy and healthy.
As pet owners, we have different ways of showing our love for our pets. Some people take their pets with them everywhere they go. I have seen dogs on vacation with their families, including camping and at the Jersey Shore. Motels, hotels, and other vacation destinations have become increasingly pet friendly.

Some pet owners pamper their pets with expensive doggie outfits or jewel encrusted kitty collars. I have seen homes with entire rooms specially equipped with cat climbing and scratching structures and I have heard of people giving up their own beds because they can't kick the dog out!

I live with 3 Dobermans and they have their own furniture to lounge on, all the bones and toys they could wish for, and all the love and attention they want. We make sure they always make their routine vet appointments, and another way we show our love and concern for our 3 dogs, is to provide them with the best quality, premium dog food and treats. If we did not love or care about them as much as we do, we would feed them the cheapest dog food and give them table scraps. Because our pets are completely dependent upon us, taking care of their nutritional and health needs is the best way we can care for them to insure a long and active life.

Pet nutrition has come a long way over the years. Now pet foods are formulated to address specific needs of our pets during different stages of their lives. A great way to supplement your pets nutritional needs, is to give them a high quality, all natural pet vitamin. It has been shown that the nutrients provided by a human grade pet vitamin can fight cancer causing free radicals, improve the skin and coat, strengthen and help rebuild the cartilage and provide over all support to your pets immune system.

I know of a case of a 9 month old puppy whom the owners thought had been immunized, that got parvovirus. The parvovirus is usually deadly and is a slow and painful death. This puppy was able to not only survive, but to completely regain her health and puppy energy. Her owner had been giving her a quality, all natural pet vitamin since she was 8 weeks old. This gave her immune system the boost it needed to fight off the virus and recover completely. After talking to the owner of this pup, and hearing her story, I started my 3 Dobermans on the best all natural pet vitamin I could find. You may want to do the same for your pets.

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Cat Health and Fleas - What Harm Can Fleas Do to Your Cat?
By Ann Wong

With the responsibility of keeping a cat, comes the added task of ensuring that they are flea free. Fleas is a problem that all cat owners would have to deal with at one time or another. Ask any cat owners and I'm sure you would get a same answer from all of them and that is, getting rid of fleas on cats is not an easy task. It requires an enormous amount of effort and time to eradicate these pesky little creatures once they come into contact with your cat. What's worse is that not only are fleas a nuisance, they are also the cause of many health problems that we see in cats.

The most common cat fleas health hazards that we see is flea allergic dermatitis or what's commonly known as FAD. This is a skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen found in the saliva of fleas. When fleas bite on the cat for a blood meal, it secrets saliva. The allergen in the fleas' saliva will result in pruritus (intense itch) causing the cat to scratch and lick itself excessively. This in turn lead to hair loss and raw and inflamed skin due to the constant non-stop scratching and licking. Affected cat will feel miserable and their appetite will tend to be affected leading to weight loss.

Tapeworms infestation is another health concern brought about by fleas. Cats groom themselves by licking their hair coat. While doing so, they may ingest a flea carrying tapeworms larva and the cat get infected as a result. You can easily tell if your cat is having tapeworms by checking its anus. Chances are that you would be able to detect the presence of what look like rice grain segments of the tapeworms. Though tapeworms would not cause any major health issue in cats, their presence in the guts of cats may hinder the proper absorption of nutrients resulting in malnutrition and weight loss. This is especially so when a cat is heavily infested with tapeworms.

Fleas may also cause anemia in cats. They feed on the blood of cats. Though one flea will only feed on a minute quantity each time, the combined quantity by hundreds of fleas living off the poor cat can be considerable especially in young and immature kittens.

Feline Anemia Infection or FIA is another parasitic infection caused by fleas. Fleas are carriers of the blood parasite call Haemobartonella felis that can cause rupturing of red blood cells in cats. This again may cause anemia in cats resulting in death if severe and not treated.
The only way you can protect your cats from these dreadful diseases is to have a proper flea control for cats. How To Treat Cat Fleas will show you how you can eradicate these pesky creatures before any harm caused. Get to know the right products to use and how to use them to keep your cat flea free

To prevent flea re-infestation, it's not sufficient to just treat your cat, the surrounding environment need to be treated as well. House Flea Control is where you will get step-by-step instructions on how you can effectively get rid of fleas in your house both indoor and outdoor.

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