Animals are often prescribed medication to be administered at home. Medications are usually given by mouth, though some are injected (e.g. insulin). Many pets can be medicated without much difficulty, but some pets, particularly cats, are resistant to handling by their owners so alternative methods of drug delivery must be sought.
The Mediterranean tortoise ( Testudo hermanni ) is a medium sized chelonian and is differentiated from its close cousin Testudo graeca (North African Spur-thighed tortoise) by having a horny tip to the tail and a lack of tubercles on the back of the thighs. Also called the Hermann's tortoise, it has a flattened, broad low carapace, which is usually olive to tan in color with darker, often black markings.
Our question this week was: Doctor - when you have more than one dog and you lose your 10-year-old sheltie, will your 8-year-old boxer, that has grown up with the sheltie, go into a depression? And if so how long will it last? Lori Poe Answer Hi Lori - thanks for your email and question. Every dog is so different that there is no general rule of thumb on how they will react to the death of another dog.
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that they managed more than 116,000 calls to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006, several of which pertained to common household items. In 2006, approximately 2,100 cases involving paint, solvents, expanding glues and other products commonly used in construction were managed by the APCC-up 17 percent from 2005.
Water is a reptile's most important nutrient. Nothing is more important in keeping a reptile healthy than providing an easily accessible, clean water source. It is best to provide water in a large shallow dish. Change the water at least every 24 hours. Some lizards - chameleons and anoles, for example - will not drink from bowls.
Social networking is taking the world by storm. At any point many people have at least half a dozen ways to tell the world about what they are doing, watching, reading, eating, and playing. (Let's be honest…how many of us could get through a day without checking Facebook or Twitter at least once?) Alejandro Russo, creator of the Klooff.