If you think that just picking up a bag of store brand dog food is feeding your dog the best food around, you are in for quite a surprise. Contrary to what the dog food industry wants you to think, not just anything can go into what you feed your dog. It takes some time, […]
Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. The companionship and unwavering love they provide is not only fulfilling for the soul, but it is good for our health, too! In fact, studies show that owning a pet can boost your mood, immunity, and lower your blood pressure; those statistics […]
Fish are popular pets all throughout the country and it’s quite clear to see why. For one thing, they come in many different varieties, meaning that there is likely a fish out there for just about everyone. In addition to this, fish can be quite beautiful indeed, providing a lovely backdrop for any given home. People also tend to think of fish as being relatively low maintenance pets. However, this is something of a misconception and it is hugely important to care for all of your pets, including your fish, diligently and well. If this is not done, your fish are likely to suffer for it.
For one thing, your fish need to be provided with ample space. Many people think that your standard fishbowl is ideal for many types of fish, but this is actually incredibly far from the truth. Even goldfish need a great deal more space than the average fishbowl can offer you, and so fishbowls should truly be avoided at all costs. In addition to this, other small fish like beta fish actually need a (more…)
For every family, it is likely that your pet is a beloved member of your family as much as your kids or your spouse. It can be hard to leave them every day for long hours while you head off to work, and especially for those long periods when you have to leave town for several days or weeks at a time. These are the times when pet boarding services become so valuable, whether you are traveling for work or vacation.
Whether You Have a Dog or Cat
Sometimes there are locations like the local animal hospital or veterinarian that offer services like pet daycare or even local pet boarding services when you will be gone for days at a time. Considering the fact that pets are not able to care for themselves on their own, these long trips away have the ability to be very dangerous. There is even the added risk that may come with a pet that is uncomfortable with another visitor entering the house to feed them (more…)
One of the most affirming and fulfilling things in life can be owning a pet. A pet of any kind can bring a lot of joy and happiness to your life and if you already have a pet, there can be a number of wonderful and cherished memories for you to keep. This also brings to the table a number of important responsibilities. You would be directly responsible for ensuring that your pet remains in the best of health and for this reason, it can be important to plan ahead and get in touch with specialty veterinarian services at a nearby pet hospital or pet clinic.
If you have a pet dog or pet cat, it is likely that you already understand and appreciate the importance of good health for your prized pet. Pet animals have physiological systems that, like humans, are prone to health problems and diseases and need to be taken care of properly in order to preserve good health and fitness. A healthy pet can be happy and lively whereas health problems can make your pet morose and affect behavior. (more…)
Dogs, or “Man’s best friend,” are excellent and highly popular pets around the world, and in the United States, some 75 million pet dogs can be found. Dogs and cats together are the two most popular pet types, but they require some certain care or hardware at times. For dogs in particular, it is important to have the right bedding or travel kennel on hand, and the bad news is that dog beds sometimes suffer from a dog’s jaws. Dogs have very strong jaws and hard teeth, and are well known for chewing on anything and everything, especially when bored. A dog bed may suffer when the dog chews on it and tears up the fabric and scatters the stuffing, and a similar scenario might play out for nearby couch or human bed. A dog kennel pad may also get chewed up, and dog kennel pads can be expensive to keep replacing when they get chewed on. However, a chew proof crate pad may be the solution, and a number of different models made from different materials may be found. A chew proof crate pad is ide (more…)
Many millions of American households own dogs and/or cats, and these four-legged friends need basic health care as well as people to stay healthy. A pet has the advantage of having owners who can find advanced medical care for them, and any responsible pet owner will take their dogs, cats, or other species to a vet clinic for routine checkups and even a kennel cough vaccine or puppy shots to prevent future disease. Other medical work can be done alongside a kennel cough vaccine at a vet clinic, such as heartworm prevention, removing or preventing ticks or fleas, and more. There are some well-known pests and diseases that often afflict dogs, cats, and other furry pets like rabbits, and any responsible owner will know where to find a local veterinary clinic to update their pet on their kennel cough vaccine, anti-flea medicine, and more.
Americans love to own pets, ranging from the common cats (more…)
Animals get sick just like humans do and when this happens, you will have to find a local veterinary hospital to take your beloved pet to. The vet will check your pets over and find out what is causing them to be sick like they are. The local vet will then give your pet medication you will have to give to them so they get better. Everyone should have a good local veterinary hospital they can take their fur babies to. The first step in doing this is finding a good local veterinary hospital to take them to when they end up getting sick. Keep reading to learn how to find a good local veterinary hospital.
Referrals And Word Of Mouth
Referrals and word of mouth from friends and family are a great way to find the best vet hospital in your area. The reason for this is because they already have a good vet to take their pets to and already know who the good ones are in your area. Asking your friends and f (more…)
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in today’s society about mental health and mental health disorders, but when looking at statistics, the numbers are alarming.
Consider for a moment that:
- One out of seven U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years had been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
- An estimated one in four (26 percent) American adults live with a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder affects 7.7 million U.S. adults, or 3.5 percent of the population.
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States every year.
One thing that has helped those with mental disorders tremendously are emotional support animals or ESAs. In a country where nearly 30 percent of the population lives with a diagnosable mental disorder, it’s important to note that emotional support animals play an important role when it (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
Fish are popular pets all throughout the country and it’s quite clear to see why. For one thing, they come in many different varieties, meaning that there is likely a fish out there for just about everyone. In addition to this, fish can be quite beautiful indeed, providing a lovely backdrop for any given home. […]
For every family, it is likely that your pet is a beloved member of your family as much as your kids or your spouse. It can be hard to leave them every day for long hours while you head off to work, and especially for those long periods when you have to leave town for […]
One of the most affirming and fulfilling things in life can be owning a pet. A pet of any kind can bring a lot of joy and happiness to your life and if you already have a pet, there can be a number of wonderful and cherished memories for you to keep. This also brings […]
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