It is hard to imagine a better companion sometimes than our dogs. They are by our sides when things go well and give us comfort when things go wrong. For many, their dog is not just like family; their dog is family. If that is the case in your household, then you already know how important it can be to protect your dog from heartworms.
Veterinary clinical diagnostics has shown over the years how devastating a case of heartworms can be to a dog, no matter how old. It has become standard practice over the years to give dogs a heartworm antigen test to detect specific heartworm proteins.
These specific heartworm proteins are called antigens and are released by the adult femal Read More
Every pet parent knows how important it is to keep their animal companion healthy, but not every pet parent knows how to go about doing so. It’s common for well-intentioned pet parents to make mistake in maintaining their pets’ health, and some of these mistakes can have long-term consequences.
Learning more about the specific emotional, mental, and physical needs of their pets can help pet owners maintain the health of their pets. A healthy pet is a happy pet, and happy pets make for even happier pet owners!
The Importance of Regular Veterinarian Visits
Routine visits to the vet, including veterinary laboratory services, such as heart Read More
Do you have health care for yourself and your family? Do you own any animals? If you do, have you ever considered getting health care for your animals? Just like humans, animals can get sick or injured and need to be taken care of by a vet. There are a variety of different diseases animals can get that can be life threatening if not dealt with by a medical professional. From regular procedures like spaying and neutering, to illnesses, to injuries, pet care can get expensive if you don?t have pet insurance. There?s no reason to let your animal suffer if you could save money in the long run by finding pet health insurance plans that work for you.
Interested in learning more about reasons why health care for your animals is essential? Keep reading to learn how much health care for animal Read More
The 33 second video of the large dog playing air hockey against its owner is heart warming. Through sheer size and energy, the large dog really does appear to be trying to make sure that the floating red disk does not cross the line and approach the goal. This short video, in fact, is just what you need to see today of all days. Your family pet of 15 years has recently been diagnosed with cancer and you are considering the pet cancer treatment options that have been offered. From veterinary surgery options to a detailed pain relief plan, the animal care industry continues to develop and offer more ways to make sure that pets receive all of the care that this is available.
The hilarious video, as a result, is a welcome relief. After long hours of consideration about the pet cancer treatment options Read More
September is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for kids and young adults alike to head back to school. Whether you have young children who will be starting kindergarten this year or you’ll be bringing your son or daughter back to campus in a few weeks, you may be thinking more about gathering supplies than how other (and furrier) members of the family will adjust to these changes. But the truth is that our pets often have trouble when their routine is interrupted, especially when it involves a sudden lack of interaction. Any veterinarian will tell you that separation anxiety is a very real thing for your pets, and if you don’t know how to recognize it, you may end up feeling as frustrated as they do.
Dogs, in particular, are prone to separation anxiety and often exhibit obvious b Read More
Do you have a new kitten in your family? Or perhaps someone has given you an older cat or you’ve rescued a cat from a local shelter. If you haven’t purchased cat health insurance for them yet, you may want to consider doing so at your earliest convenience. Lifetime pet insurance can assist you with covering veterinary bills if your beloved cat becomes ill or is injured. This insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, however.
Were you aware that the United States has more cats than any other country in the world? There are roughly 76.43 million of these 4-legged beings in this country. Furthermore, it is believed there are around 60 million feral cats in America as well.
Most cats in the United States have been either spayed or neutered. While this amounts to 84% of household cats that ha Read More
Have you considered adopting a dog? Owning a pet is a massive responsibility…as well as a massive reward. Millions of American households boast one, if not several, dogs to their name. Canines are well-known for being one of the most lovable, fun and rewarding pets to have around and, as such, require a disciplined hand to remain healthy and happy. This can mean everything from a daily walk regimen to offering your furry friend a spa treatment once a month. For those that are wondering how they can keep their new pet properly accommodated mentally and physically, dog park items should be the first in your arsenal.
How Many Households Have Dogs?
Think dogs are merely popular? Think again. Nearly half of all American households have at least one dog. This totals to nea Read More
Dogs have been living and working with humans for thousands of years. They are the first instance we have of domesticated animals and the first historical example that exists of humans depending on animals outside of basic food sources. The story of how we came to live and work with dogs is fascinating and long. It involves brave, adventurous wolves that dared to enter human camps because of food shortages and the mutual relationship those early wolves developed with early humans. All of the other aspects of modern day dog life, from the veterinary diagnostics market to food safety testing, was developed out of this simple and beneficial relationship. We learned to love dogs just as they learned to love and trust us. The path wasn’t always easy, of course. There are going to be pitfalls in any relationsh Read More
Cats are one of the most common domestic animals in the United States. Many people adopt a cat because they assume that they are less work than other types of household animals. Although this is true in some aspects, it is not entirely true. Caring for your pet is just as important when it comes to cats, as with any other type of household animal. Cats require regular care in a variety of ways.
Many cat owners are not aware that cats require routine vaccinations, just as dogs do. Cats are subject to a variety of diseases. Although they spend much of their time indoors, they can get out and become exposed to these diseases. These diseases can also be brought into the home, exposing your cat to them. It is important that your cat receives routine vaccinations Read More
You?re browsing the dog treat aisle at the grocery store or pet store. You want to get a special treat for your dog that they will enjoy and appreciate. Maybe you?re training your dog to go to the bathroom outside. Maybe you need treats for your dog class to reinforce good behavior. Or perhaps you just like to reward your puppy with treats for not barking at the neighbor on your daily walk. Whatever the reason, your dog deserves the best treats. So, how do you decide which treats to buy? Do you consider the price first? Do you go for the more nutritious dog treats? What about longer lasting bully sticks for dogs or antler chews instead of the smaller training treats? It can be a difficult decision, but with the righ Read More