Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other IssuesDoggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

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Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley, and I love my dog Shelly more than anything in the world. I have had her for years, and I have helped her through a range of illnesses and emotional issues. After her brother, Yeats, died, Shelly became rather despondent. I didn't call the vet right away because I didn't realize the vet could help, but after a while, Shelly's mood didn't improve. I just didn't know what to do, so I called the vet. She was amazing. She explained that Shelly had depression, and she prescribed meds for it. Now Shelly and I are happier than ever, and to help others, I decided to start this blog about doggy emotional and physical health. I hope you enjoy it.

Does Your Dog Need a Lyme Disease Vaccination?

Lyme disease is a painful illness that occurs when a dog is bitten by an infected tick. Thankfully, there is a vaccination available to prevent Lyme disease. However, to reduce the stress of vaccines on a dog's body, this jab is offered as a non-core vaccination — that means it's optional. So, how can you know whether your dog actually needs this vaccine? Here are three questions to ask yourself. Read More 

Working With Your Vet To Keep Your Diabetic Cat Happy And Healthy

Cats may often be strange, enigmatic creatures, but they have a lot more in common with humans than you might think, especially when it comes to their health. Cats are vulnerable to many of the same diseases and conditions as human beings, and diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect both species. If you have recently purchased or adopted a diabetic cat, or your cat has recently been diagnosed with the condition, learning how to modify your cat's diet and lifestyle to control their diabetes can be a daunting task. Read More 

Do You Need to Vaccinate an Indoor Cat?

If you're about to buy or adopt a cat and plan on keeping it indoors permanently, then you may not worry so much about its long-term health. After all, if your cat won't ever go out, it isn't likely to have a traffic accident, get into a fight with another cat or pick up any germs. So, you may think that you don't need to have your cat vaccinated against common feline diseases. Read More