Autumn is one of the most active times of year for bees and wasps. Before the weather starts to cool down for Winter, our bees are busy buzzing about collecting food to boost their survival through the colder months.
Unfortunately, this is also a dangerous time for our pets as all that humming and buzzing causes curiosity that ends in a stung nose or mouth!
Keeping slim is as important in animals as it is in humans. Many pets are overweight, and often their owners are in denial about it, meaning that these pets continue on in a state that is detrimental to their overall wellbeing.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis are just a few of the many health risks for portly pets and, like humans, those extra kilos can takes years off the lives of our fur friends.
Often obesity is an issue with older dogs (over seven years of age) as their bodies slow down but their diet does not compensate for it. Overweight pets that are still young need to be taken to a Vet so owners can be informed about portion control and the best diet to get their pet’s weight under control again.
Heartworm is a nasty disease transmitted through mosquitos. Just one bite and your pet could be infected. When positive, your pets quality of life will start to diminish over time and treatment is a difficult and cost heavy procedure.
There is more than one way to protect your pet from the dreaded heartworm, but before we delve into that it is important to have your pet tested for heartworms if they haven't already been on prevention.