Expensive PDSA Vet: My eight-year-old Shih Tzu Maisy appears underweight, is there any meals obtainable particularly for older canines that may assist her placed on slightly weight? Jack
Expensive Jack, I’d suggest having Maisie checked by your vet, as there could be a medical trigger for weight reduction or being underweight.
They’ll advise you what her appropriate weight ought to be and allow you to know if there was any change. If they’re involved about her weight, they might need to do some investigations.
Nevertheless, if Maisy was beforehand chubby, and you’ve got efficiently elevated her exercise and lowered her treats, it might be that she seems underweight to you despite the fact that she is definitely her good measurement now.
To keep up a wholesome weight, feed Maisy an excellent high quality, commercially obtainable meals appropriate for her senior life-stage and comply with the feed steerage on the packet.
Expensive PDSA Vet: I planted some bulbs in tubs lately however my Collie, Dante, dug them up and ate them. He will get sufficient meals so it could possibly’t be that he’s hungry. How can I get him to cease? Emma
Expensive Emma, many canines love digging, however sadly some bulbs may be toxic to animals, daffodils particularly are poisonous.
In case your pet eats any a part of a plant and also you’re unsure if it could possibly be poisonous, it is best to name your vet instantly.
Hold pots of bulbs out of attain ideally or use rooster wire slightly below the floor of the soil to cease them being dug up.
Collies are very smart and energetic, so make sure that Dante is getting not less than two hours of train each day, plus playtime to maintain his mind energetic. Collies dwell to work so Dante will love canine coaching courses, discover out extra right here: www.pdsa.org.uk/dogtraining.
Expensive PDSA Vet: We moved our rabbits indoors for the winter and I’ve observed that, regardless of the home all the time being the identical temperature, typically they’ve heat ears and typically they’ve chilly ears. Why is that this? Sophia
Expensive Sophia, rabbits’ ears have a large floor space, which helps them to manage their physique temperature. If they’re too scorching then extra blood will circulate by their ears the place the fur is thinner, permitting warmth to flee and making your rabbits’ ears really feel heat.
If they’re a cushty temperature, or too chilly, the blood circulate to their ears will likely be lowered, making them really feel cooler to the contact.
So long as your bunnies’ our bodies nonetheless really feel heat whenever you contact and stroke them, and they’re consuming and pooing okay, with regular exercise ranges, that is nothing to fret about.
Expensive PDSA Vet: For the previous couple of years my cat has acquired giant matted sections of fur on her again that I’ve to chop off with scissors. It all the time occurs round Might/June, regardless of common brushing and grooming. What could possibly be inflicting this? Imaani
Expensive Imaani, cat’s fur can get matted in the event that they’re not grooming themselves correctly, or in the event that they’re not groomed sufficient by their proprietor.
Usually long-haired cats should be brushed each day, whereas short-haired cats want brushing twice per week.
If cats cease grooming themselves correctly this will point out that there’s an underlying drawback, reminiscent of again ache, mouth ache, or arthritis, so it’s a good suggestion to talk this by along with your vet.
For those who’ve observed that she’s matting up round early summer season, it’s in all probability that she’s not eradicating her fur as she sheds and it’s increase; strive grooming her extra commonly from springtime onwards.
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