Bobcats, Wolves, & Coyotes do live in Spring, Texas

We live so close to Houston in our nice suburban homes, that we sometimes forget that wild critters also share our backyard. This bobcat was found just yards from my driveway on the 23400 block of Cypresswood ( 1/2 mile west of Treaschwig) . Not only do we have confirmed bobcats, but I have also seen coyotes and wolves. Most of the time, these wild creatures will stay clear of mankind, but to be on the safe side, if you back up to the wooded sections of the neighborhood, you may want to keep your pets indoors and supervise small children when outside playing.

Learn more about bobcats on Wikipedia

Make sure your pet is also current on their Rabies Vaccinations and use a flea prevention all year round. The wild creatures and feral cats do drop flea eggs in your yard as they cross at night and this has proven to be a source of flea infestations to our household pets. The raccoons and rodents also spread Leptospirosis and deer ticks can give your pet Lyme disease, Rocky mountain spotted fever or Ehrlichiosis.

Leptrospiriosis Can Infect People As Well as Dogs

Leptrospiriosis is a zoonotic disease which means, it is a disease that can be passed between humans and animals. It is the most prevalent zoonotic disease in the world today and your dog and you may be at risk for contacting this disease. While this disease is usually not fatal by it’s self it can lead to kidney failure and damage to both the liver and the eyes.
Leptrospiriosis is an old disease that was first discovered in the 1800 and vaccinations were developed that helped control the spread of this disease. However, new strains of this disease have recently been discovered and despite the development of two additional vaccines to combat this disease it is on the rise.
Once mainly confined to rural areas where an abundance of wildlife was present and carried the disease these new strains are now reaching urban areas as well, mainly because cities are growing and encroaching on wildlife habitats forcing domestic dogs and even people into closer proximity to the animals who naturally carry the bacteria that spreads this disease. The spirochete bacteria is released by an infected animal when it urinates and is then picked up from the soil or water through the mucus membranes or abraded skin of an animal or human. Not all animals who carry the bacteria show signs of illness but even a seemingly healthy animal can spread the bacteria putting even more animals and people at risk.

Signs of Leptrospiriosis in your pet may mimic a host of other diseases but, common symptoms of this disease are:

  • general depression
  • loss of appetite
  • vomiting
  • weakness
  • swollen red and painful eyes
  • excessive drinking and urination

Due to the fact that the symptoms of this disease is common to many other diseases as well, identifying the disease is not always quick and easy, which poses a problem as a dog suffering from this disease can begin experiencing kidney damage or failure in as little as three to five days.
There are things that you can do to protect yourself and your pet from contacting this disease. The most important thing is to contact your Veterinarian and find out how prevalent this disease is where you live and ask if he would recommend that your dog get vaccinated for one or more of the strains of Leptrospiriosis. While vaccination may not completely protect your dog from all the possible strains it will reduce his chances of contacting this disease by protecting him from the more common strains.
Also don’t assume simply because you live in an urban environment either you or your pet is safe from contacting this disease.

Always take extra care when working in damp soil and around places that have standing water and if camping in places where there is abundant wildlife even small squirrels and rodents, avoid places where there are puddles or damp ground as much as possible.
As in all cases prevention is the best protection and in the case of Leptrospiriosis prevention means using your common sense and getting your dog vaccinated to protect both him and yourself from this disease and it’s serious side effects.

Funny Pictures and Faces of Boxer Dog Heineken

Our 2 yr old Boxer dog making funny faces…Which is your favorite Heine!!!

Dog Health Problems : How to Tell if a Dog Has a Bladder Infection

If a dog has a bladder infection, he may be urinating frequently, he may have spotting, and he may be drinking a great deal of water. Find out how a bladder infection can result in stones in a dog with help from a veterinarian in this free video on bladder infections in dogs. Expert: Robert T. Pane Contact: www.southkendall.com Bio: Robert T. Pane, DVM is a veterinarian in Miami, Fla. Filmmaker: Paul Muller

#1 Funniest Cat Video Compilation.flv

Great compilation of kitty Clips.. Very Funny

Dog care: Why is my dog scratching?

Joe Inglis, MORETHAN vet, gives advice about dog health and the causes of scratching in dogs. Advice and opinions are Joe Inglis’ own. Always read the label on any medicine before use and if in any doubt contact your vet

Cat Care & Health : What to Give a Cat as a Laxative

When a cat needs a laxative, a product called Laxatone is appropriate to feed them, as it is a mineral oil-based product that helps to loosen the bowels. Identify the signs of constipation in a cat withhelp from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

Laxatone Tuna Flavor (2.5 oz)

Laxatone Tuna Flavor (2.5 oz)

Tuna-flavored gel for the prevention and removal of hairballs in cats and kittens.Laxatone is a laxative and hair ball remedy. This product is used as a laxative in dogs and cats. It is used as a hair ball remedy in cats. Dosages for dogs and cats are given on the label.by. Vetoquinol






Amazing Frisbee Dogs___.mp4

Frisbee Catching Dogs got talent

funny cats and dogs moment’s compilation – I Like To Move It

compilation of funny cat and dog’s moments! video gatos y perros locos!! music: Reel 2 Real – I Like To Move It

Feeding My Pet Bass!! (AMAZING)

fed him a lizard, then a gold fish that he missed.. then bit my finger and picked him up at the end…. he’s very skinny trying to fatten him up.. www.facebook.com