Pet Info & Pet Care Tips at Your Fingertips

by DFS-Pet-Blog on September 21, 2010

Pet Education

Do you know that we have a Pet Education site that is dedicated solely to educating people on how to provide better pet care? In my opinion, it is one of the most informative and educational pet sites on the web. The site is updated on the first and fifteenth of each month with a new featured article. One of my tasks as the Internet Proofer is to proof these updates.

Pet Care Article

The current featured topic is Kidney Disease in pets. Not only can you learn about kidney disease in dogs; you can also read about kidney disease in cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small pets, and ferrets!  Are you aware that birds do not have a urinary bladder or that ferrets that are fed lower quality foods are more likely to develop bladder stones? How about this…high levels of copper in an aquarium can cause kidney disease!

Not only do we offer informative articles, written by our staff veterinarians, the site also includes pet quizzes, emergency information, actual cases from Drs. Foster and Smith’s clinic, and more! Are you wondering if you can take a walk with your dog? Check out our Pet News and Dog Walking Forecast.

What's The Matter

Another feature is our “What’s the Matter?” button. You indicate the type pet you have, choose a letter of whatever you are searching for and you are supplied with a list of pertinent articles. For example, you have a rabbit and you are wondering how to litter train you rabbit; click on small pet and the letter L and then click on the article regarding how to litter train your small pet.

One of our goals here at Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies is to help each of us be better pet owners through proper knowledge and guidance. Our Pet Education site is just another educational tool that we offer. Check it out! Let me know what you think…

Go to our homepage for a full collection of stories & information about Pets.

Other Pet Care Articles:

  • Nail Clipping Time! – Does your dog hide when you get the nail clipper out? Read these tips for how to get your dog to actually enjoy nail clipping time!
  • Human Foods That Poison Pets – Some human foods are toxic to pets. Scan this list of common foods that are toxic to pets.
  • Take a Pill – For many, the thought of giving a pill to their dog is daunting. Here are a few tips to make the task successful.

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Rosie September 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

How very helpful….will pass this on…..Thanks so much

Pedi Paws October 5, 2010 at 9:30 am

It is great that you are dedicated to giving pet owners the proper knowledge and guidance. Thanks for the post.

leopard gecko care January 5, 2011 at 1:14 am

Great post. I myself write about how to best care for pets. I specifically write about leopard gecko as they are easy and simple to care for. Thanks for the great post and keep up the good work.

vicki May 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Hi, I have a harlequin macaw that looks like he is having a bad molt. He doesn’t appear to be picking and we spray him multiple times daily and also give him vitamins. What else can we do to help his feathers return back to normal?

Holly R. Nash, DVM. MS May 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

During a normal molt, you should not see any bare skin or obvious loss of many feathers. Flight feathers, for instance, are only lost one or two at time so the bird would still be able to fly. If you are seeing many missing feathers, it could be due an inadequate diet, feather picking which is going on when you are not observing the bird, or certain diseases. Generally adding vitamins to an inadequate diet is not going to be sufficient to correct it. For more information on a good diet, please see . I would highly recommend that your bird should be examined by an avian veterinarian to determine the cause of the problem, which could be serious. Good luck with your macaw!

Shirley Veleba February 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

I need help in finding a nutritious food for my cat. I have looked into the many kinds out there and they all seem to have something that isn’t quiet right. I don’t have any one locally that could give me some advice. The food I am now feeding has too many carbohydrates in it and only meat flavoring corn soy by products food coloring and I can see she is not benefiting from this food. I lost my husband and my kitty has become quiet a companion to me. I don’t want to lose her too. I would appreciate any help you can give to me I sincerely say thank you. Shirley

Briana J. February 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Hi Shirley. We advise customers to speak to their veterinarian regarding the most appropriate diet for their pets. Your veterinarian will make a recommendation based upon your pet’s individual needs, medical history and health concerns. There is no one diet that is a good fit for every animal, which is why every pet owner should discuss their pet’s nutritional requirements and needs with their own veterinarian who knows their pet’s medical history.

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