"There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." (Dan Greenberg)
"I love your newsletter, and it's thanks to Petfriendly.ca we discovered the
Tulip Inn in Huntsville. We love it there!
This is Jackie (or by her 'full' name Jackie Gingersnap!).
We adopted her from the Toronto
Humane Society in October 2003 after a television appearance on CP24.
She was just so beautiful, and her story of being abandoned in an apartment
after her original owners moved broke our hearts. We knew then we just had
to have her! She was 8 years old at that time, and she also had had cancerous
tumors removed from her front legs, with a 50/50 chance of it returning.
That did not deter us in the least! We took her home, gave her all the
love & attention we could pour out, and she fell in love with us too.
Her cancer did come back - in both legs - but thanks to the great folks
at the Ontario Vet
College in Guelph, we had the tumors removed and radiation done.
She has been cancer free ever since! I've always believed in fate, and
we were meant to see that TV interview that day. She chose us, as much
as we chose her and she has brought far more to our lives than we can
ever give her!"
"Cassiopee is a wonderful friendly female collie of 8 years old... She likes to "speak" to her mother!"
- Francine G.
"Our 2 Yorkies, Max and Minnie."
- Michael L.
Pets often have minor illnesses or injuries that don't cause any lasting harm. Naturally you don't need to run to the vet every time your pet sneezes, but how do you know when it's time to go see your vet?
It can be hard to tell if your pet is suffering since so many animals hide signs of distress. Warning signs that all is not well with your pet include:
Also pay attention to your pet's coat. His fur should be shiny and healthy-looking. A dull, dry, rough, or patchy coat might indicate allergies or other skin problems.
Other more obvious signs of illness in your pet include fainting or collapse, seizures, or paralysis.
If in doubt, it's always best to err on the side of caution. A visit to the vet, even if it turns out to be unnecessary, will at least give you peace of mind that your pet is okay.