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 […]
Pets play a major role in many of our lives. Cats and dogs are our companions, friends and members of our families.
But owning a cat or a dog is also a major responsibility, and every pet owner is responsible for making sure their pet is feeling his or her best. On average, a household in America will spend about $378 each year in veterinarian for small animals expenses.
By following these tips, you can make sure you get the most out of your time with your pet and make sure his or her lifetime is full of many long, happy years.
Here are just four of the top four tips you should be doing to ensure your cat or dog is healthier and happier:
1. Take your pet to the vet: Regular checkups with a (more…)
We all go a little crazy for our pets. We feed them the best food, even outfit them with mini sweaters and shirts, and buy them all the online pet supplies we can to make their lives more comfortable.
But one of the biggest areas of expense for some dog owners are dog leashes and collars. From pink spiked dog collars, to rhinestone dog collars, to patriotic dog collars, and leather ones, there are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.
Here are some cute dog collars you may want to consider.
- Pop Up Flowers. If yo (more…)
The new face of your business is your website. These days, it is usually the case that the first impression a potential client will get of your business is what they see online, and veterinary websites are no exception. The majority of 18 to 34 year olds — 80% of them — who are looking for veterinarians use search engines to do it. So, you know you need a good website but know nothing about web design or internet marketing. Rather than having to do it yourself, you can hire a professional who knows what they’re doing so you can focus on your business.
Vet websites themselves should be high quality and reflect the clinic’s brand clearly and consistently. (more…)
How much, exactly, do people love their dogs? Data would suggest that the answer is roughly “a lot.” Already, American spending on pets is rising to close to $60 billion, with no signs of stopping.
According to CBS News, some of the biggest gains in the pet industry went toward more expensive, healthier pet food than what was previously bought. Studies have also shown that people tend to think of dogs as their children, and a surveyed 81% of people consider dogs to be “true family members.”
Are you looking for ways to spoil your dog child? Here are three ways you can treat your furry family member to something a little special.
1. Healthy Dog Treats
Years ago, the market for healthy dog treats was quite limited. Today, you can access everything from organic dog p (more…)
We’ve all been online browsing cute cat videos or looking at funny pictures of dogs. But how many times have you thought, “These animals are cute, but my pet is even cuter”? If that thought has crossed your mind before, it may be time for you to enter your cat, dog, or other animal into a cutest pet photo contest.
What is a cutest pet photo contest? These pet contests are held online and allow you to show off your cat, dog, or other pet to the world. Your animal is then entered into a cutest pet competition against other cute pets, and the pet with the most votes wins the true title of cutest. In addition to showing your love for your furry or feathered friend, (more…)
According to research, it is probable that your pet dog is able to sense that you are unhappy, stressed out, or scared. Imagine the stress and unhappiness you might experience if your dog was to go missing. You may want to invest in dog tags for pets.
After all, if you’re like 94% of people who own pets, your pet is a source of daily smiles for you. And your pet is likely very much like another family member to you, of you agree with 90% of others who own pets.
With all this in mind you may want to consider getting pet tags engraved with your dog or cat’s distinctive information. These pet ID tags may come equipped with microchips that include a way to contact a registry and find the pet’s owner. You may even want to invest in custom p (more…)
A team of four especially cuddly pups are making headlines. Golden retrievers Luther, Ruthie, Hannah, and Rufus comforted runners, attendees, and victims’ families during the Boston Marathon. The team of pups, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, travels all over the U.S., providing love and affection when people need it most.
Unfortunately, not all pooches are so well-behaved and their actions — far from comforting us — can cause frustration and headaches. With some slight adjustments, that can change. Train your dog the right way, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Train Dogs To Enjoy Alone Time
A large portion of misbehavior can be attributed to restlessness or acting out when you’re not home. (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
Pets play a major role in many of our lives. Cats and dogs are our companions, friends and members of our families. But owning a cat or a dog is also a major responsibility, and every pet owner is responsible for making sure their pet is feeling his or her best. On average, a household […]
We all go a little crazy for our pets. We feed them the best food, even outfit them with mini sweaters and shirts, and buy them all the online pet supplies we can to make their lives more comfortable. But one of the biggest areas of expense for some dog owners are dog leashes and […]
The new face of your business is your website. These days, it is usually the case that the first impression a potential client will get of your business is what they see online, and veterinary websites are no exception. The majority of 18 to 34 year olds — 80% of them — who are looking […]
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