Dogs make a wide variety of sounds, from that happy bark when you come home to gumbles and whines when they want to be fed. But when a dog has an episode of reverse sneezing, it may seem like they are unable to get enough air or trying to get something out of their windpipe. The sound resembles a goose honk and can be disconcerting to pet owners.
The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to explain what occurs during reverse sneezing in dogs and what you can do to help your best friend.Continue…
In this busy, boisterous world, things happen when we least expect them. Take, for example, that the number of missing pets who enter shelters each year tops more than 3 million.
Some of these pets are strays, but there are a large percentage of them who simply got out of the yard or away from their owners and became permanently lost. That’s a serious tragedy, but it can happen to any pet owner, especially if their pet isn’t microchipped.
Pet microchipping may be the key to decreasing the number of pets in shelters and create a safer environment for our special pets. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital want to explain this simple, yet effective chip.Continue…
Most animals dislike loud, sudden, or prolonged noise. Whether it’s the vacuum cleaner, the trash truck, or power tools, they may bolt, hide or try to escape.
Pet noise anxiety can occur throughout the year, but summer presents specific challenges to animals with aversions to seasonal hullabaloo. With tips from Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital, the next few months don’t have to be stressful for struggling animals.
Thunderstorms, firework displays, parades and parties galore are the sounds of summer – all of which can contribute to pet noise anxiety.Continue…