We all know that our furry companions are capable of getting into all sorts of mischief. Whether it's a curious puppy or an adventurous kitten, they can often get into situations that can potentially harm them.

As the seasons change, so do the considerations pet owners must keep in mind when boarding their furry friends. However, you must consider the seasonal factors that can impact your pet's safety and comfort during its stay.

Just like humans, dogs need good dental care to ensure they maintain good overall health. Periodontal disease affects dogs from an early age, which can have long-term health consequences for the pet's health and well-being. Plaque buildup can lead to gum inflammation. While it is essential to implement a home oral hygiene routine, regular dental visits to the vet are necessary. 

Just like with a friend or family member, your pet needs your care as it gets older. It can be heartbreaking to see them struggle as they age. However, it is a chance to reciprocate the unconditional love they give. It will expand its lifespan and help it live as long as possible.

Most pet owners have experienced times when they cannot stand the smell coming from their pet’s mouth. Like human beings, your furry animal can also have bad breath. But since they love to play, kiss, and hug you, the smell may become unbearable. Halitosis or bad breath is a common problem that affects pets such as cats and dogs.

Just like humans, your furry friend can get cancer. This is especially true when they are older. However, knowing if a mass on your dog is a tumor can be difficult. The lump could be cancerous or one arising from another health issue. Without the assistance of a medical expert, you will find it hard to determine if it is benign or cancerous.

Spaying/neutering are the most common elective surgeries for animals in the United States. Spaying refers to the removal of the reproductive organs in females (the ovaries and usually the uterus), while neutering refers to the process in males in which the testicles and associated structures are removed.

Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the body of an affected animal. They live in the lungs, heart, and the associated blood vessels. Heartworms can cause heart failure, severe lung disease, and damage to other body organs.

Knee injuries are just as common in animals are they are in humans. The most common knee injury seen in dogs is a cruciate ligament tear. In humans, this injury is better known as an ACL or anterior cruciate ligament tear. However, in pets, you may hear it called the cranial cruciate ligament or CCL. The CCL is a small ligament that is located inside the knee joint and is responsible for helping to keep it stable, in position, and functioning as it should. Although CCL tears are most common in dogs, they can affect cats too.

Feeling a bump or lump on your pets’ skin can be worrying. Many pet owners assume the worst when they find a lump. But not all lumps are a cause for concern. A tumor is an abnormal growth that occurs when abnormal cells begin to replicate.