AAHA – PetsMatter Newsletter

PetsMatterFrom the American Animal Hospital Association,
PetsMatter is your bi-monthly dose of pet health, behavior and lifestyle articles from veterinary professionals. PetsMatter delivers the inside scoop with experts’ credibility and a personal touch. Read stories about pet owners just like you; engage your kids in the fun activities each issue features; and most of all, learn how you can give your pets a happy, healthy life.

March/April 2012

When It Comes to Stopping Animal Cruelty, It’s Good to Be Nosy

Hitting defenseless animals, keeping them chained without exercise or leaving them exposed in severe weather all count as abuse. Mistreating animals can (and often does) escalate into domestic assault. Dial 911 if you suspect abuse. Police will respond. You can choose to remain anonymous, or by identifying yourself, you can help in future prosecution.

Before This Little Piggy Comes Home

4 things to know about owning guinea pigs.

Can Cats and Houseplants Just Get Along?

If your houseplants are looking a little ragged or your cat shows symptoms of illness, interaction between them could be the cause. Houseplants may be good for the health of a home but can be dangerous for our feline friends. It is possible, however, to create a level of détente between them.

Feline Urine Marking

Feline urine marking is a behavior in which cats mark a location with urine to notify other cats of their territory. Learn the signs of urine marking, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated.