If your dog is suffering from stiffness, the you have probably noticed them walking a bit slowly, and hesitant to jump off the couch. If you've already ruled out a serious issue such as bone cancer or severe arthritis after visiting a vet, then you're dealing with a dog that just has stiff joints or muscles. However, just because the issue is not as severe as cancer, it doesn't mean that you should let your dog suffer.
As a dog owner, you may think of mange as a problem isolated to stray or improperly-cared-for dogs. Surely your beloved pooch would never come down with this condition, right? Well, not necessarily. A type of mange known as sarcoptic mange is highly contagious and can infect even properly-cared-for dogs. Here's what you need to know.
What symptoms does sarcoptic mange cause?
Sarcoptic mange causes a dog's skin to become incredibly itchy.
Just like humans, horses do need additional attention when expecting a baby. If your horse is pregnant for the first time, follow these care guidelines to help provide for her needs.
Protect Her From Disease
During her pregnancy, it's essential that you only allow your mare to interact with familiar horses. Don't allow "guest" animals to share a stall or paddock with your pregnant horse. Ideally, she'd spent the majority of her time with the same two or three mares, who may also be pregnant.