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Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

A canine pregnancy lasts just 63 days, so there’s a great deal to expect within a short period of time. Behavior changes in the future mother usually begin as soon as she feels her pregnancy, but the biggest changes are evident after 45 days. The mammary glands will continue enlarging towards full capacity at about five days before she gives birth, with the presence of milk starting around two weeks before delivery. Puppy food is recommended for pregnant females, as well as vitamins and minerals, to make her strong and healthy. (more…)

Pet Care – Female Dogs and Their Reproductive Cycle

Pet Care – Female Dogs and Their Reproductive Cycle

Our look at the reproductive cycle of female dogs begins with sexual maturity. Small breeds usually have their first heat at six months of age, medium breeds at 8 to 10 months

Pet Care – Let’s Prepare Our Pets for Rainy Season

Pet Care – Let’s Prepare Our Pets for Rainy Season

Rainfall statistics in San Jose appear to have set a new record for the month of May. In Guanacaste the rains have been plentiful, if spotty at times. It seems that those of u

Pet Care: Water Health & Safety

Pet Care: Water Health & Safety

We are surrounded by water environments with ocean and pools, exposing us to both salty and fresh water that can sometimes prove to be problems for our pets. The following inf

Pet Care – Snake Bites, A common summer emergency

Pet Care – Snake Bites, A common summer emergency

Since the summer began, we have seen an increase in snakebites. In general the dry season and the strong winds seem to be the main causes of this outbreak. This is why we want

Pet Care – Tick fever or Ehrlichiosis

Pet Care – Tick fever or Ehrlichiosis

Tick fever or Ehrlichiosis – The most common disease here and our dogs’ main enemy. This worldwide disease transmitted by ticks is known as Ehrlichiosis. There are sev

The Old Dog

The Old Dog

How to help your old pal through its golden years! Sometimes it’s hard to notice and accept that your best friend doesn’t have the strength he or she used to. It’s hard

A short view on some infectious cat diseases

A short view on some infectious cat diseases

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), vaccination available. Besides the extensive use of vaccination, this might still be the most common disease that causes death in cats. It is a v

Urinary System Diseases

Urinary System Diseases

Generally, our clients report: presence of blood in the urine (hematuria), interrupted and weak flow of urine (stranguria), peeing in inappropriate places, perineal licking, f

The best way to be safe is prevention

The best way to be safe is prevention

The Parvoviral infection is caused by a parvovirus, which can affect adult dogs but usually is found in puppies. It produces two kinds of disease: myocarditis (cardiac muscle

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