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What Are Poisons in Cats? Poisons, also called toxins, are substances that have an adverse effect on the body, even a very mild effect. Cats can be exposed by ingesting (eating) a toxic substance, inhaling (breathing) it, or absorbing it through the skin. When a cat is poisoned, a wide range of… read more

What Does It Mean if a Dog Has Parvovirus? Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that affects young and/or unvaccinated dogs causing diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, and secondary infection or sepsis. If untreated, parvovirus is often fatal. Parvovirus usually affects younger dogs that are… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Age Is a Pet Considered Senior? Pets are living longer thanks to better veterinary care and better nutrition, which means there is a good chance that when you are searching for that next companion, it may be a little… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Many people who live in areas prone to hurricanes assume these natural disasters will never come their way. However, an average of six hurricanes hit the United States each year and many people are caught unprepared. The… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Aquatic turtles are a popular choice for first-time reptile pet parents. Aquatic turtles require special care with a semi-aquatic habitat and each species has its own unique set of husbandry requirements that should be… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Leopard geckos are an excellent beginner reptile for any pet parent. This species is native to the deserts of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Geckos are a nocturnal species, and are known for being gentle, hardy, and can… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Parakeets are great beginner birds for any pet lover that is interested in exploring birds as companions. As with any pet, life expectancy of a parakeet should be considered before adding one to your feathered family.… read more

Adequate nutrition is an essential part of maintaining a happy, healthy horse. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” plan. While the nutritional needs of each horse depends on their individual lifestyle, the foundation of every horse's diet should consist of forage (plants). And some… read more

Every US region has at least one prevalent tick species capable of transmitting disease. Ticks are parasites that can attach to people, pets, wildlife, and even tree branches, waiting for their next host. By locating, identifying, and removing ticks, you decrease the chance of cats contracting tick… read more

What Does Equine Therapy Do? Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs are designed to help emotional, mental, or physical growth of people through interactions with the comforting… read more