If you’re lucky enough to share your life with a pet, you already have the best valentine around! Make the Valentine Day special this year by spending it with your four-legged love. Your pet is your biggest friend and No 1 Fan. At Activ4pets we have come up with a list on how you and your furry friend can have a blast this valentine’s day.
# 1 – Go on a Hike – What better way to unwind with your pet than to get lost in the wilderness, your dog would follow you anywhere right? Plan a hiking trail or take your furry friend to the local beach to romp in the sand. Most pets just love being outdoors. Make their day!
# 2 – Give a Massage – Who doesn’t love a massage? We all need to relax sometimes. Dogs benefit from massages just like us humans. Massage lowers blood pressure and reduces stress for both the giver and receiver and takes only minutes a day. Besides, learning how to give your dog a massage is very simple. Readers should note that massage is not a substitute for veterinary care.
# 3 – Gift Box Anyone? – When it comes to gift box there’s no limit to how creative one can get. Skip the box of chocolates though, its strict no-go. How about a box of goodies that will have toys that your dog will fall in love with and how about topping it all with meaty chew bones.
A senior dogs care requirements are very different from those of younger ones although it’s obvious the bigger question is how do you know when your dog should be considered a senior. Well it all depends on the individual breed generally big dogs age faster as compared to smaller breed dogs. Also genetics, nutrition, environment also play a role in how fast your dog ages.
Here are some tips on what you can do to help a senior dog.
Vet Check Ups – Get regular veterinary checkups for your dog. These visits increase in importance as your dog grows older, as many diseases are hidden and not apparent. At the end of the day prevention is cheaper than treatment.
High Quality Diet – As your dog grows older, he/she needs high quality and easily digestible nutrients. Talk to your veterinarian about a diet more suitable for aged dogs. Alternatively, there are plenty of commercial diets available for senior dogs. Your veterinarian can decide what your dog needs.
Between work, school, kids and of course, those dreaded errands, taking time to go see the vet can seem like a luxury for many of us pet parents. It’s not that we don’t want to go, just that finding time can be tricky.
Diabetes has risen sharply in our feline friends over the past decade or so – attributed to more cats being overweight. It can be a very serious and sometimes life-threatening disease. But, if caught and treated early, remission is possible. Though, your cat can become insulin-dependent for the rest of their life should diagnosis and treatment be delayed.
So what is feline diabetes? The most simple way to describe diabetes is with two words – Sugar and Insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which helps a cat’s body regulate the flow of glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into the cells. Cells use glucose to run cellular functions and provide energy to your cat’s entire body. If the insulin supply is low, cells won’t function well.
And, without insulin the cat’s body instead breaks down more fat and protein to supply energy, meaning the excess glucose stays in their bloodstream. Cats with diabetes therefore tend to eat more without gaining weight.
Activ Doctors Online was once again proud sponsor of the 2017 Business of Health Care Conference, hosted by the University of Miami School of Business Administration this past Friday.
The theme for this year’s conference was the ‘Post Election’ evolution of the healthcare industry and attracted more than 800 attendees. The event was organized and hosted by Prof. Steve Ullman, Director of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy in the School of Business Administration.
Activ4Pets Founder and CEO, Florent Monssoh introduced the panel discussion entitled ‘Healthcare Policies Under the Trump Administration,’ with a short speech emphasizing the ongoing importance of telemedicine in both human and animal patient care.