Monitoring your pet’s health isn’t that much different than what you would do for yourself. Think about it this way: every member of your family has different healthcare needs. But when you have multiple house pets, you should make sure that some ordinary remedies are safe for your dogs and for your cats, too.
How to Reduce or Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Stressed-out cats (and anxious dogs) are not very enjoyable companions. Cat owners (but let’s be serious, the cat owns you) know all about catnip. But valerian can help restore a sense of calm as well. Catnip isn’t an instant source of comfort because it’ll take 10 or 15 minutes to start working. Valerian, meanwhile, induces sleepiness. So if you need to go on a long car ride, consider giving your cats this herb. Insomniac people benefit from it, and it’ll make your cat euphoric as well!
How to Treat Dental and Oral Health Problems
Bad breath is an unpleasant nuisance. The problem is that it can often be a sign of something much worse. Cats can develop gingivitis and other forms of gum disease the same way humans can. That’s why you should brush their teeth for them. In this case, a simple finger brush and chicken-flavored toothpaste infused with special enzymes can eliminate plaque and tartar. Once you’re done, give your kitty a treat for being a good boy or girl. While this approach is good for maintenance, add a comprehensive dental checkup to their next wellness exam.
Good Suggestions for Soothing Upset Tummies
Digestive problems are no fun for anyone – feline or human. But these issues could also indicate something more serious than a nasty stomach bug. The diet regimen known as BRAT (bread, rice, applesauce, and toast) can help you feel better when you’ve got this kind of trouble. Canned pumpkin, white rice, and petroleum jelly can work wonders whether hairballs are to blame or constipation stops the works.
Try Using Chamomile for Relentlessly Itchy Skin
Chamomile tea is a great way to settle jangled nerves. Surprisingly enough, this treatment helps your cat’s health and well-being as well. Every time you’ve got dry and itchy skin, you reach for the nearest bottle of lotion. Take that response one step further and prepare some chilled chamomile tea. A topical application via a spray bottle can make the itchiness go away!
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold areas. Our goal is to educate clients on their pets’ needs and understand the importance of individualized veterinary care to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets. Therefore, we strive to provide you with unparalleled services, including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms and after-hours on-call emergency services.
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