Pet Care: The Genetic Predispositions Of Different Pets And How To Help Them

Watching your dog have a great time in the park chasing butterflies, hearing your cat purr at night as he sleeps after a good meal, and feeling your parrot tuck into your hand as he tries to show you his affection are all heart-warming things that only a pet parent can understand. Similarly, seeing your little friend in distress can also be just as excruciating and is a pain that not only pet parents but even just the average observer can feel. The real problem with pet problems is that there is a lot of guesswork involved unless it is a clear-cut problem. They can communicate and it is from their behavior and visible symptoms that doctors and pet parents have to diagnose the situation at hand. It can be really stressful to not understand what is wrong with your pet and to see them get weaker and weaker with every passing day. Here are a few problems that are common in some kinds of pets and problems that you can easily detect. If your pet is facing these difficulties, consider the suggested solutions.


1.  Cat Won’t Eat In Her Bowl

Cats are known to have a bad attitude at times, being a master of their own life, they have little regard for what is appropriate and what isn’t. In most cases, they are rather well behaved and don’t make a fuss for no reason but sometimes their quims are legitimate. You should be particularly careful with plastic plates and plastic utensils that your cat eats out of. Other than the harmful toxins that plastic containers can contaminate food with, both the toxins and the plastic have a strange smell that cats and dogs are very sensitive to. If they smell this from their bowl they will most likely toss the food out on the floor and lap it up off the ground. Consider changing it to clay or stainless steel bowl and make sure these are frequently washed. If that doesn’t help, the cat might just be bored and is trying to have some fun with the food during snack time.

2.  Chinchilla Has Seizures

It is very common for all kinds of pets to have seizures. Just like humans, this is due to a problem in the neural connections and the neural messages that are sent from the brain to the rest of the body. While there is no particular correlation between Chinchillas and seizures these furry pets are more likely to face this problem because there are so many things that can cause them. In some cases, it is due to medical problems, such as a head injury or a vitamin deficiency while in other cases it could be due to stress in their environment. Chinchillas can also be hypoglycemic in that their blood sugar can drop suddenly and this can also trigger a seizure. Seizures can be a serious problem in their lives and it can also be quite troublesome for their pet parents to deal with.

3.  Dog Pulls On Leash

Dog owners of every kind of breed have had to struggle with this problem at one point in time or another. While it may seem like a genetic problem, it’s actually just their curiosity. They are extremely curious and intelligent animals and they always want to know what everything is. The best solution around this is to get a different kind of leash and to pay attention to their training. In many cases, through proper walk training, this problem can be better managed but there is no way to take the curiosity out of a dog.

4.  Fish Scales Are Sticking Out

If you notice that your fish isn’t quite active as it usually is and isn’t eating too well either, check the condition of its scales. If you notice that the abdomen has also swollen it is causing the scales on the abdomen area to stick out, your fish could be facing a condition known as Dropsy. This can be a fatal condition if not treated appropriately. Your best bet is to have an expert take a look at the fish. This is usually caused by poor water quality, poor diet, or stress for any reason.


While it is a good idea to know a thing or two about your pets’ health it’s never a good idea to treat them on your own. If these basic home remedies aren’t doing the trick for you then don’t waste time waiting for them to recover and see a specialist. At most you should not wait more than 48 hours if your pet is sick and home remedies aren’t making any changes. If you have difficulty in handling your pet, like taking a fish out of its tank, have someone come over to check. Most problems can be cured if they are detected in time, but even common issues can lead to death if they are left untreated.

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