Is your loved one's neighborhood still participating in Halloween, even if in a limited capacity? Consider putting a basket of candy outside in the driveway, not necessarily right next to the door. Although this may be a "light" trick or treat year, it's a good idea to have a family member visit with your elder on Halloween during the evening hours. If you can't be there in person, a telephone check-in is a must.
One of the conditions we see in cats at the Manchester Animal Hospital is called lower urinary tract disease. The following is information from the Cornell University Feline Health Center and the American Veterinary Medical Association describes the signs, causes and recommendations for preventing this condition.
After your lawn gets its last cut before winter, it will be time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next?
If technology is so pervasive that Big Brother is watching us, and Facebook knows everything about us, why do so many of us still receive seemingly endless unwanted calls? For many of us who receive unwanted calls, the biggest culprit are robocalls.
Last week I might have scared more than a few of you with a short explanation on how our personal data is used and how, at this moment, our laws do not give us control over our data as it’s stored in private databases. However, all this integrated data doesn’t have to be entirely scary or bad news.
“Head spinning off neck” is sometimes my response to the proverbial “how are you doing?” Although my issues may not be your challenge, you have your own, writes Joanne McInnis.
Hip dysplasia is a deformity of the hip joint. Although any dog can be affected, writes veterinarian Lawrence Lamb, it is predominantly seen in larger dogs such as German Shepherds, Saint Bernards, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Old English Sheepdogs, Bulldogs, etc. Large mixed-breed dogs are also at risk for developing hip dysplasia and should be fed a special large breed growth diet the first year.
Many people around town are talking about Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma.” It has turned out to be an eye-opening account for many as to the problems and pitfalls of the businesses that make money from the data gathered in social media.
Spot-on flea and tick products for dogs and cats have greatly improved the safety and convenience of controlling external parasites on our pets. They are great improvement to other types of pesticides used in the past. However, I am reluctant to use them because they can come in contact with humans and I am especially concerned about their contact with children.