Pets Medical Reference
- Getting a Pet Ferret
Before you get a ferret, there are some things you should know and steps you can take to prepare for your new pet.
- Getting a Pet Bird
Before you bring a pet bird into your home, there are several things you need to consider and steps you can take to prepare.
- Can I Have a Pet Fox?
Here’s what you need to consider if you want to get a fox as a pet and how to care for a fox.
- Remedies for Fleas
Fleas are irritating pests that can transmit diseases to pets and people. Learn how to get rid of fleas from your pets, home, and yard, and when you should contact a vet for help.
- When to Call Your Vet
What happens if your pet gets sick or injured while social distancing rules are in place? You can delay some care and routine shots, but dogs and cats still need care for emergencies. Find out when to call your vet and how to keep your furry friends healthy while you both shelter at home.
- Surprising Problems From Ticks and Fleas
Bites from fleas and ticks can lead to a lot more than just scratching. Learn about the diseases they spread and how to spot them.
- Could My Pet Be Allergic to His Food?
- Your Pet's Nutrition Needs
Cats and dogs have nutrition needs that change as your pet grows. A balanced diet with these nutritional components is crucial to keep your pet healthy.
- Could My Pet Be Allergic to Their Food?
If you think your dog or cat has a food allergy, here are the symptoms to watch for, the most common allergens, and how you can help your pet feel better.
- How to Remove Fleas From Your Pet
If your pet has fleas, you need to get them off your furry friend. Here's how.
- Ways to Protect Yourself From Fleabites
Fleas that bother your pet can bother you, too. Here's how to make sure you stay safe.
- How to Spot the Signs of Fleas
Fleas are not only pests, they’re dangerous pests. Here are some signs to look for that will tell you if your furry friends need some help.
- How to Ease Your Dog’s Fear of Scary Noises
Does Fido freak out during a thunderstorm? Does he spend the Fourth of July hiding under a bed? Learn why he reacts this way and what you can do to ease his fears.
- Why Does My Dog Like to Run Away?
Even though your dog loves you, she may sometimes like to run away. It may be because she's bored, afraid, or stressed because you're gone.
- How to Ease Your Dog's Separation Anxiety
Does your dog get nervous when you leave and destroy the house when you're gone? He's likely suffering from separation anxiety, but you can condition him to feel better when you're not together.
- Is Your Dog Emotionally Scarred?
Is your dog emotionally scarred? Find out the difference between emotional trauma and common dog issues, plus what you can do to help Fido cope.
- Best Nutrition for Your Pet's Stages of Life
Whether you have a puppy or kitten or an older dog or cat, find out what kind of food would be best for your pet.
- The Right Way to Treat Your Pet
What kinds (and how many) little extras your dog or cat should get.
- How to Choose a Veterinarian
The right vet can mean a happier life for your pet. Here’s how to find one.
- Before and After a Visit to the Vet
How to prepare and follow up when you take your pet to the vet.
- What Happens When You Put Your Pet to Sleep?
You’ve made the hard choice to put your pet to sleep. Learn what happens next. Does it hurt? Should you be there? Can you do it at home?
- Questions for Your Vet: Feeding Your Dog
- How to Control Fleas and Ticks Outside
How to rid your yard -- and your home -- of fleas and ticks.
- Getting Rid of Fleas
Don't let fleas live in your home. Get them off your pets and out of your house with these flea control methods.
- Stem Cell Therapy for Pets
Learn how veterinarians are using stem cells to treat dogs, cats, and other animals.
- First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies
Top first-aid tricks for pet emergencies -- from getting hit by a car to choking.
- Pet Vaccines: Schedules for Cats and Dogs
Are you up on your pet’s vaccines? Use these handy reference charts from WebMD to keep up with the vaccination schedule for your dog or cat.
- Diseases You Can Get From Your Pets: Worms, Rabies, and More
Your cute pet may give you a big disease. WebMD explains the infections your dog or cat can pick up and pass along.
- Safety Tips for Using Flea and Tick Products
Find out from WebMD how to safely use flea and tick prevention products on your pets.
- Discharge From a Dog’s Eyes
- Discharge From a Dog's Nose