Spay Surgery After-Care for Your Pet

Friends - dog and cat togetherFor new pet owners, having your dog or cat spayed can be a little nerve-racking. No one wants to see their beloved pet suffer, and it is completely normal to feel anxious about providing spay surgery after-care for your pet.

Anesthesia

When your pet was spayed, she received a general anesthesia. As with us, anesthesia can cause a few negative symptoms for your pet that can be alarming if not expected, including:

  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Disorientation
  • Panting
  • Lack of appetite

Most of these symptoms will have passed by the time you pick your pet up from the veterinarian’s office, but it is not unusual for a few to linger throughout the first day. Continue…

Pets and Your Heart Health

PuppyLove2On Valentine’s Day, our hearts are often on our mind. And why shouldn’t they be? With cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of illness and death in the United States, anything that we can do to improve our health should be considered.

Recently, the American Heart Association came out with the statement that they feel that owning a pet is likely associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Here’s what to know about pets and your heart health… Continue…