As with other pets, obesity is a problem often encountered with birds.
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!
Training your bird to accept some basic flight requests is a beneficial alternative to wing-clipping.
Anorexia (loss of appetite) and lethargy (listlessness) are common signs of illness in pet birds. Though not specific for any particular disease, they do indicate a severely ill bird that requires immediate medical attention.
Fat cats are happy cats! Or so we are led to believe by many cartoons, films and stories. However, obesity is a common problem among today’s household cats and there are many potential adverse effects.
Acute pancreatitis is a painful and serious condition that can occur very suddenly. The cause is unknown but it is seen more frequently in middle-aged dogs that are overweight and often follows a high fat meal.
The behaviour of cats is sometimes a wonder. Why would a peaceful, purring puss suddenly turn on its owner - biting, clawing and raking the very hand that pats it?
During your pup's first month at home, urgency dictates that socialisation with people is the prime puppy directive. As a rule of thumb, your pup needs to meet at least a hundred different people before it is three months old!
If you plan on taking your feathered friend on holidays with you, to a new house or even on a short trip to the vet, then here are some tips on how to travel safely with your bird.
Chronic renal disease (CRD) is a common condition that can affect all breeds of dogs and cats. The mean age at diagnosis is about 7 years in dogs and 9 years in cats.