Owning a pet requires a lot of responsibility and commitment. They are living animals that require food, water, shelter, and medical care. Many families may adopt or purchase a pet for entertainment purposes or to please a child begging for their own pet. However, too many families quickly learn about the responsibilities and care that is required of owning a pet. This leads to the neglecting and abandonment of too many pets. Choosing to adopt or purchase a pet should require a lot of thought, consideration, and research. With the appropriate amount of research and consideration, owning a pet can turn out to be a great choice.
Consider your current family responsibilities. Do you have multiple children with busy schedules and long school days? Are you and your spouse working long hours, Read More
One of the most exciting things that could possibly happen in a person’s life is the moment that they welcome a new dog into his or her home. The joy of holding and petting that squirming, yipping little creature for the first time can only be matched and mirrored in the ecstatic and incessant tail wagging of the new little friend that very quickly becomes a member of the family. It is almost impossible not to feel better when you have got a caring canine trying to cheer you up, and the constant companion that faithfully stays by your side as long as you will let it will continue to bring you joy for years on end. And if you introduce your new pet to professional dog trainers early on, you will only be setting yourself up for success.
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To avoid a trip to the animal hospital or emergency vet, learn about the following health problems pets face in the summer and how to prevent them.
Three Dog Summer Health Problems
If you think you?re hot sitting outside in shorts and a t-shirt, imagine how hot your dog must feel in a fur coat. Of course, your pets want to run and play in the beautiful summer weather, but keep in mind the very real risk of overheating. Certain factors will determine your dog?s tolerance for heat. For instance, older dogs, young puppies, and breeds with heavy coats may have a more difficult time withstanding the heat. Here are some pet care tips for keeping Read More
Pet hair can be the bane of a pet owner’s existence. Typically, when your furry friend sheds more than usual, it is time for them to get groomed. But with the exorbitant costs of bringing your pet to the dog groomer it can be a very costly venture going every couple weeks or so, in 2015 alone $5.41 billion was spent on grooming and boarding our pets! Take the tips here to save some money and to groom your dog in your own home!
Before you prepare your bath tub for a furry creature, you must get the right supplies. It is always safe to go as natural as possible, as you only want the best products to care for your pet. All natural pet shampoo, Read More
If you were to search the internet for information on pet insurance, you would find out one fact very quickly. Insurance for pets does not cover the most basic veterinary care or examination rates. Insurance is a sort of the reverse of pet wellness plans, in that the company does not pay for your pet to be healthy; they pay when your pet is suddenly unhealthy, such as from an illness or injury. It is ultimately your job to keep your pet healthy, but insurance for pets helps guard against unexpected financial woes from an emergenc Read More
Giving someone a great gift is a hard thing to do. You could search high and low and never figure out the perfect gift to give them. It can be frustrating and stressful. You want it to be personalized but not over the top, thoughtful and caring but not to mushy, sentimental but not sad; it’s such a hard balance sometimes. You want your gift to be remembered and appreciated as well. So many factors to think about. Well, there is something that can be used for different occasions and is sure to make the recipient smile. That something is called plantable memorial cards. They are exactly what they sound like. Cards that you can plant and they Read More
Any dog owner will tell you that pet grooming is an essential part of dog ownership. Cleaning your dog keeps them happy, clean, and free of unwanted parasites and skin problems. In fact, many veterinarian technicians would say that it’s a central part of routine preventive care for pets and pet health care.
When looking to spiff up their pup, many look to either pet hospitals or pet stores for professional grooming services. However, these services are often expensive.
Luckily, there are ways to do it at home — and it’s not as difficult as you think. Here are some tips that can help make at-home grooming a walk in the dog park:
If your dog has long or shaggy fur, you will need cl Read More
If you’re a pet owner, you probably dread the visits to the veterinarian as much as your fur baby does. First there’s getting your pet actually into the car, then keeping them calm in the waiting room and you can just forget about any sense of calm when they see the needles. While visits to the animal hospital can be stressful, they are absolutely necessary. Here’s how often you should be taking your pet to the animal hospital for a vet checkup:
If you have a dog or cat under 10 years…
Take them once a year. (This is a minimum. You may want to go more often if your pet is having behavioral issues or needs help with diet and exercise.)
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The number of pet owners in America continues to grow, and reports indicate that in 2012, nearly two-thirds of all American households – around 62% – have at least one pet. The pets also seem to be a spoilt lot, with more than $50 billion spent by Americans each year on their pet food, toys, medical care and other pet-related expenses. Yet, these beloved and spoilt pets might be lonely. So it was only a matter of time before someone combined this trend with the growing use of social media, to invent an online dog dating service.
Lonely pets, guilty owners: by the numbers
Not only do owners work long hours away from home, most dog owners – 59%, to b Read More
Is your cat spayed or neutered? If not, you could actually be doing more harm than good for your pet, and you might even be impacting the animal population near you. Why is neutering or spaying a cat so important? Here are three reasons you may want to consider bringing your pet to one of the cat clinics in your area:
- Help control animal overpopulation: At this time, shelters in the United States are at capacity. Each year, the Humane Society reports, there are approximately six to eight million homeless animals that get sent to shelters. By going to the dog and cat clinics in your area, you can help de Read More