Friday, October 29, 2010

Gift cards available

gift cards will be available soon for mike's pet care. you can purchase a card for my services and give to a friend or family member for x-mas, birthdays, etc. there will be a link on my site for purchases & info. i will post when the gift cards and link are available. thanks to everyone for the constant comments and support!!/pages/San-Clemente-CA/Mikes-Pet-Care/189572726193

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teflon fumes toxic to birds

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, fumes from Teflon are lethal to birds. Toxicity occurs when pots are overheated releasing fumes into the air that are inhaled, causing irreversible damage to the lungs. Even if they are in the other room they can die.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Incredible Sense of Smell in the Dog

The Incredible Sense of Smell in the Dog: 40% more of a dog’s brain than a human’s is committed to smell. Dog's olfactory bulbs are 4x's larger than ours.The avg person has 5 million smell receptors (olfactory), while the avg dog, depending on breed, has 125 to 250 million smell receptors. The Bloodhound has an incredible 300 million smell receptors!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Do dogs need their teeth brushed?

Does a dog need to have its teeth brushed? -

Periodontal disease is one of the most common health problems in dogs. More than 75 percent of domestic dogs 3 years and older are affected by gum infections.

Once or twice a week an owner should use a canine toothrush, a soft child's toothbrush or a gauze pad wrapped around a finer to brush the dog's teeth. The AKC recommends toothpaste formulated for dogs (human toothpaste can upset the pets's stomach and ingestion of too much fluoride can be fatal.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gestation periods

a dog's gestation period lasts approx 63 days. cats range a bit but on avg are also 63.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Animal Abuse: Southwest National Primate Research Center

Animal Abuse: Southwest National Primate Research Center’s Disturbing History. "Southwest staff was 10 minutes into a necropsy of a male baboon before discovering that the animal was still alive!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Spleen

Ever wonder what the spleen does? Simply put it acts as a storage center for red blood cells in case of emergency & filters out old & damaged RBC's then recycles components like iron & hemoglobin that are returned to the bone marrow & the circulatory system to create new & healthy blood. Also the spleen works in conjunction with the lymph nodes to produce lymphocytes to fight off bacteria & viruses..

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ever wonder which was domesticated first the dog or the cat?

Ever wonder which was domesticated first the dog or the cat? Dogs were probably the first tame animals. They have accompanied humans for some 10,000 years. Some scientists assert that all dogs, domestic and wild, share a common ancestor in the small South Asian wolf.!/pages/San-Clemente-CA/Mikes-Pet-Care/189572726193?ref=ts