Rabbits are at risk of poisoning from toxic plants, topical products, such as shampoos, and chemicals commonly found in pesticides and pest control products. Here's an overview of the common causes, symptoms and treatment approach:
When rabbits are allowed to graze outdoors, they are at risk of ingesting poisonous plants in your garden. Plants that are poisonous to rabbits include daffodils, buttercups, amaryllis, rhubarb leaves and foxglove. Shampoos, ointments and flea treatments that haven't been specifically formulated for rabbits can cause respiratory distress, skin irritation and gastric upset.
Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any breed of dog and is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the joints. Your dog's immune system starts attacking a harmless protein in their body by releasing antibodies, but the antibodies cluster together with the protein in your dog's joints and cause inflammation. This inflammation can impact greatly on your dog's quality of life, and as the immune system continues to be in overdrive, the condition gets progressively worse without treatment.
Afghan Hounds are renowned for their gorgeous, long, silky coats, and if you choose an Afghan as a pet, you'll need to be prepared to put in some serious grooming time to keep your dog's coat in good condition. It's sensible to invest in the services of a good mobile dog grooming service to regularly bathe and groom your Afghan Hound, but it's also important that you keep on top of things between visits.
If you are looking to travel yet have a cat at home, you would need to make prior arrangements to ensure it is cared for while you are away. If you would like to have peace of mind that your cat is having a wholesome experience during your absence, you should consider a cattery. These cat boarding facilities ensure that your pet has round the clock care in terms of feeding schedules, playtime and even their health.