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Healthy Cat Signs Best Friends Animal Society

Signs of poor health in cats. Any change in your cat’s normal routine should be noted and attended to right away with a visit to your veterinarian. Some specific things to watch for: Changes in appetite or water consumption (either increase …

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Healthy Pet Bird Best Friends Animal Society

Signs of good health in a bird include bright eyes, clean and shiny feathers, good appetite and lots of energy. Healthy birds are alert to their surroundings, upright, balanced and quite active. The bird’s droppings should be composed of a black or dark green solid, a clear part, and a creamy white part. Healthy birds eat a lot and make a lot

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Is Your Bunny Healthy

Rabbits are masters at hiding illness, so giving your rabbit a “tune-up” or wellness check every two to three months is good preventive medicine and will help you know what is normal for your rabbit and what might need medical attention. If …

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Rabbits Health Best Friends Animal Society

The following are common health issues that may indicate your rabbit is sick and could need treatment.Read More. Rabbit Health Check: Signs of a Healthy Bunny. Rabbits are masters at hiding illness, so giving your rabbit a “tune-up” or wellness check every two to three months is good preventive medicine and will help you know what

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Dogs Health Best Friends Animal Society

Pet Dangers: Hazards to Your Pet's Health. Pet dangers at home Your pets rely on you to protect them from harm.Read More. Overweight Dogs and Cats: Pet Obesity Risks. Obesity in pets is an increasing health risk to our companion animals, specifically for our dogs and cats, and one that is rarely recognized by their people as a real probl

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Pigs Health Best Friends Animal Society

Subscribe to Pigs Health About Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and …

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Pig Health & Sickness: Signs & Symptoms

The most common health problems in potbellied pigs are respiratory troubles and constipation. Arthritis is one of the most common ailments in potbellied pigs. In pigs, arthritis can be caused by past or present weight issues or lack of …

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Public Health Official Questions About TNR

Facts: The science is quite clear: There are only two ways proven to reduce, and eventually eliminate, a population of free-roaming cats: (1) intensive TNR efforts or (2) intensive eradication efforts, such as those done using poison, disease, …

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Adopt Best Friends Animal Society

Comprehensive pet care information, with resources about caring for your pets, health and behavior materials, and general advice.

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Overweight Dogs & Cats: Risks of Obesity

Diabetes is a serious complication that can be secondary to obesity. The pancreas secretes insulin in response to an increase in blood sugar (eating a meal). In an obese animal, the pancreas is chronically over-stimulated and basically gets worn out; it cannot produce the insulin necessary to maintain a normal blood sugar. Though diabetes can

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Cat Foster Care Manual Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends' cat foster care manual has information on preparing for, bringing home and caring for a foster cat to prepare him or her for a forever home. Editor's note: This manual was written specifically for use by Best Friends Animal Society–Utah. Please feel free to tailor content to suit your individual organization's unique requirements. Table of Contents Section 1: Introduction

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Dogs Best Friends Animal Society

Comprehensive pet care information, with resources about caring for your pets, health and behavior materials, and general advice.

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Animal Rescue Insurance Best Friends Animal Society

AWOIP provides insurance for animal shelters, foster-based animal rescue groups and lots of other animal rescue organizations. DogGone Insurance offers various types of insurance to animal rescue groups and shelters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Remember, shop around for the best price and the best coverage.

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Enrichment for Shelter Cats Best Friends Animal Society

Improved health. Cats who have an enriched environment are much less likely to succumb to standard shelter ailments such as URI. Increased safety. By infusing enrichment into the way you perform routine procedures, you can greatly reduce negative interactions that may lead to a staff member or volunteer becoming injured. Cats who have their

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Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return: TNVR for Cats

Trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) is a humane, non-lethal alternative to the trap-and-kill method of attempting to manage cat populations. TNVR is a management technique in which community cats (aka stray or outdoor cats) are humanely trapped for the purpose of transporting them to a spay/neuter clinic, where they are evaluated and sterilized

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Lymphoma in Dogs Best Friends Animal Society

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells (called lymphocytes) of the dog. Lymphocytes are an important part of a dog’s immune system, which protects the animal from infection. Lymphoma can involve many different organs in the body, but it most often affects those areas that are part of the immune system — such as the spleen, the bone marrow and the …

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Stay Safe Around Dogs Best Friends Animal Society

Well-socialized and happy dogs can add so much to our lives and to our families. Dogs give us companionship, provide fun and physical exercise, and help us to teach our children about caring for others and about responsibility. Most dogs are the happy family pets that we enjoy being with. There are situations, however, that can frighten or anger even the nicest of dogs, and their …

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Horse Vaccination Guidelines and Considerations

If you have horses, you most likely have questions about what vaccines your horse should have and how often. The answers to those questions can depend on several factors — among them, where you live, your horse’s disease risk and the horse’s overall health. Do you take your horse to shows, clinics or group trail rides where he will be around other horses?

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Cat Dementia and Cognitive Dysfunction Best Friends Animal …

Cat Dementia: Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Cats. As a function of better veterinary care, advances in nutrition, and protection from accidental death, cats are increasingly living longer lives. With this longer life span comes age-related changes in various systems, such as the visual, auditory, kidney, and muscle and joint systems.

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