Aside from the fact that County Louth has a stray cat population of biblical proportion, there are other good reasons to neuter your cat.
It’s rare when the words “stroke” and “scary” don’t appear in the same sentence. That’s why it’s important for dog owners to know the symptoms of a dog stroke and how to move forward with treatment. A sudden loss of balance and a head tilt are just some of the signs, but strokes take scary
Having a pet is a wonderful thing. Pets are great for children, teaching them responsibility, and they are fantastic company to those who may live alone. However, if you have exotic pets, there are some things you need to know about taking care of your pet. An exotic bird or reptile takes a different kind
Prolonged drought conditions can have impacts on wildlife. These impacts range from relatively minor – such as decreased fat reserves – to impacts resulting in a significant loss of wildlife. While some of these impacts from drought can be closely monitored and tracked, other impacts are difficult to monitor or evaluate. Currently, Louth SPCA staff
Well, let us tell you….. everyday objects that seem perfectly safe, can sadly become hazardous when found accidentally by animals. By disposing our rubbish safely instead of littering we are making choices that could save many lives. Plus, protecting animals from harmful rubbish is easy – we can choose to dispose of our rubbish responsibly
Chinchillas are clean, quiet, odourless and attractive rodents that have been bred and farmed for their soft dense fur. Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today, colonies in the wild are known only in Chile. They are quite shy and are more appropriate as pets for adults and older children.
A fish can make a fun family pet. Every species has its own personality and needs, so make sure you know what you’re looking for. Do your research Read up about different species – how big they grow, and what other species they can share tanks with. Some species are up for a battle. Some
One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that he/she is vaccinated against common and serious canine infectious diseases. Your dog’s mother gave her puppy immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk.
When you welcome a new dog into your home, one of the first steps you may need to take is to housetrain them. Even if you have been informed that your new dog is fully housetrained, it is often worth refreshing their memory especially if they have spent a period of time in kennels as
Rabbits are popular family pets. Armed with the right knowledge, keeping your bunny happy and healthy is relatively straight forward. Rabbits are pretty easy to take care of, as long as you keep in mind that she is a rabbit. Some people seem to think that rabbits are vegetarian cats. They’re cute and furry and
If your dog swallows lots of air while eating, that air has to come out somewhere, either through eructation (burping) or out the southern end. In most cases these farts are odourless. Gases produced by intestinal bacteria are more smelly, but only 1% of intestinal bacteria produces smelly sulphur or methane. Dogs are not built
Ringworm is not a worm at all and is not just for cats either. Ringworm is a fungal organism that occurs in humans and in animals. While fairly benign in most cases, children and immunosuppressed people are more susceptible. The following discussion on signs, diagnosis and treatment of ringworm will help you manage this problem
Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels of pets. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but worse… it’s a reality. Whilst most dog owners rightly worry about heartworm, this parasite can also infect cats and ferrets, along with wild mammals such as coyotes, wolves, and foxes.