It is extremely important to detect disease at the earliest possible opportunity, since prompt treatment may be able to save the affected individual fish and prevent the disease spreading to other fish.
Some common illnesses in pet birds involve a change of droppings. A change in the colour, frequency, volume, or character of droppings can indicate a problem that requires attention.
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
Science is coming to the aid of deaf dogs and cats, with better diagnostic protocols and even the installation of pet hearing aids being possible.
These are majestically graceful fish whose popularity has almost overshadowed that of the angelfish. If kept well, they can grow to be as large as a dinner plate!
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.
Cats have specific nutritional requirements and need a complete and balanced diet according to their age, level of activity, pregnancy, lactation or certain medical conditions.
Once you have taken your bird home, you become fully responsible for its care and well-being. It is not good enough to just put them in a cage with some seed and water, and hope for the best.
If your dog has an allergic reaction to flea saliva, just one or two fleas can make it intensely itchy. Scratching and biting can result in uncomfortable redness, scaliness and sores.
Cats are much more susceptible to poisons than dogs are, so this article contains some timely warnings about cats and poisons that can affect them.