It is never an easy decision to decide to have your pet euthanized. However, in some cases, it can truly seem like the only option, such as if a beloved pet is dealing with a crippling illness or injury. If you have chosen to have your pet euthanized, you might have thought about taking it to a local veterinarian's office for treatment. However, there is another option that you may want to think about -- using an in-home pet euthanasia service.
Losing a pet can be emotional, but giving your cat a proper sendoff with a memorial service and cremation can help to provide the comfort you need in your grief. Cat owners have plenty of options when it comes to urns for cat cremains. Here are a few options you can consider to honor the memory of your furry family member.
Keepsake Music Boxes
Keepsake music boxes offer a unique way to store your cat's ashes.
If your child has decided that they want a pet to take care of, it is important to think long and hard before choosing a pet. If your child has never had a pet before, you want to be sure that you choose a pet that will be easy for them to care for, interesting to them, and safe for them to own. A great starter pet for many children is a small reptile.
Cats, as a general rule, are very good at delivering their litters all on their own. However, if you are a cat breeder or you have a domesticated queen (the term given to a pregnant female cat) who is about to give birth for the very first time, you want to ensure that the kittens are very healthy indeed. Cat midwifery for these felines is no joke; they may need more help than feral cats because they lack the experience.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood around the body. The disease weakens the walls of the heart's chambers. People can develop this disease, but surprisingly, so can hedgehogs. Here are four things hedgehog owners need to know about dilated cardiomyopathy.
What are the signs of dilated cardiomyopathy?
Dyspnea (difficulty breathing) is a sign of dilated cardiomyopathy. If your hedgehog is breathing loudly, making rasping or wheezing noises, or breathing with their mouth open, they are having trouble breathing.